Productivity Software Developer Notion Raises $10 Million In New Funding

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Below is our recent interview with Camille Ricketts, Head of Marketing at Notion:

Q: Can you tell us something more about the company and what you do?

A: We build productivity software that combines all of your essential work tools — notes, docs, databases, wikis — into one beautiful space, where they can complement and reinforce each other. We make work delightful as you get more of it done.

Q: You’ve recently raised $10m in Angel round; could you tell us something more?

A: We didn’t need to raise, but we had some six-year-old convertible notes still lingering that we wanted to close out. The easiest way to do that was to raise a very small round. We had a few angels who have been tremendously helpful, so we took the opportunity to open up just a little more equity for them, but less than 1%. Notion is now valued at $800 million.

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Q: What are the benefits of using Notion?

A: We’re the only all-in-one workspace, so we eliminate all the time you might otherwise spend hopping through many tabs and apps just to get one thing done.

Notion is incredibly flexible and easy to edit, so it makes building and keeping documentation (like you might otherwise in a heavier piece of software) as easy and straightforward as writing a document.

We’ve focused a ton of time and energy on elegant, simple, and lightweight design. We heard all the time from our users that working in Notion “just feels better.”

Q: Everything done in Notion takes place in a workspace. Could you explain what exactly workspace is?

A: Imagine your workspace as a clean desktop. You get to add pages to it that are shared with a certain collection of people (or just yourself).

You can have different desktops for different teams or projects. It’s a way to organize your work based what it’s about or who should be involved.

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Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: Our mission on the planet is to make the power of computing available and accessible to everyone. We want to make it easy for anyone, despite their coding ability, to build systems, tools, documents, and more that work exactly the way they want them to. We’re headed toward a Notion 3.0 that will make it intuitive for even computing beginners to build their own forms and apps.

Last Updated on August 11, 2019

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