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Saturday, February 10, 2024

Notion acquires privacy-focused productiveness platform Skiff

Notion launched its new calendar based mostly on Cron final month, however its productiveness swimsuit can quickly have extra privacy-focused choices. The corporate introduced at this time that it has acquired Skiff, a platform that provides end-to-end encrypted file storage, docs, calendar occasions, and e mail.

Skiff was began in 2020 by Andrew Milich and Jason Ginsberg. The corporate had raised $14.2 million in funding over two rounds from traders similar to Sequoia Capital together with Alphabet chairman John Hennessy, former Yahoo chief govt Jerry Yang, and Eventbrite co-founders Julia and Kevin Hartz, Balaji Srinivasan, and re–Inc founder Jenny Wang.

Skiff Mobile client

Picture Credit: Skiff

In a dialog with co-founders posted on the Notion weblog, the corporate’s COO Akshay Kothari stated that Notion had taken word of Skiff’s work proper from the beginning.

“Skiff began exhibiting up on our radar at Notion proper from the start. I truly tried to succeed in out in 2020 while you had been constructing your Docs product. We by no means related then, however I saved tabs in your progress. Then just a few months in the past, Ivan [Notion co-foudner] and I had been speaking, and Skiff got here up once more. I downloaded all of the merchandise y’all had constructed, and was actually impressed by the eye to element,” Kothari stated.

Whereas the corporate began out as a safe various to Google Docs, it additionally constructed different productiveness options similar to calendar and e mail.

Skiff talked about on its web site that the corporate is becoming a member of Notion. On a help web page, the Skiff stated that the product would shut down after six months. It talked about that the Skiff person account gained’t be transformed to a Notion account. Plus, customers can simply export or migrate their information to different providers.

Notion’s final acquisition was the workflow administration software Flowdash in 2022. Previous to that, it acquired Cron and India-based Automate.io, which had a set of integrations with 200 providers.

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