How did Ivan start his career before founding Notion?
Ivan studied electrical engineering, but later moved into product and business before starting his own company at Stanford.
What were the key factors for the success of Pulse?
Releasing quickly, solving a real problem, and focusing on distribution were key factors for the success of Pulse.
How did Notion evolve from a web page builder?
Notion started as a web page builder and evolved into a collaborative document editing platform, but had to be rewritten due to technical issues.
Why did the founders of Notion decide to move to Kyoto, Japan?
The founders of Notion decided to move to Kyoto, Japan because of the slower pace of life, bigger apartments, and cheaper cost of living compared to San Francisco.
What is Notion's mission?
Notion's mission is to create powerful software tools that enable knowledge workers to modify or create their own software to work the way their brain works.