Notion acquires privacy-focused productiveness platform Skiff

Notion launched its new calendar primarily based on Cron final month, however its productiveness go well with can quickly have extra privacy-focused choices. The corporate introduced immediately that it has acquired Skiff, a platform that gives end-to-end encrypted file storage, docs, calendar occasions, and electronic 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 buyers akin 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.

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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 displaying up on our radar at Notion proper from the start. I really tried to achieve out in 2020 whenever you have been constructing your Docs product. We by no means related then, however I saved tabs in your progress. Then a number of months in the past, Ivan [Notion co-foudner] and I have 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 akin to calendar and electronic mail.

Skiff talked about on its web site that the corporate is becoming a member of Notion. We’ve reached out to Notion to hunt clarification if Skiff as a product goes away.

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 collection of integrations with 200 companies.

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