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  • Notion acquired Skiff, a platform offering end-to-end encrypted file storage, documents, calendars, and email.
  • Skiff, founded in 2020, initially focused on secure alternatives to Google Docs and expanded into productivity solutions.
  • Skiff's products will be discontinued in six months, and user accounts won't convert to Notion accounts.

On 10th February, Notion announced its acquisition of Skiff, a platform that provides end-to-end encrypted file storage, documents, calendar events, and email. 

Skiff was founded in 2020 by Andrew Milich and Jason Ginsberg and had received $14.2 million in funding from investors including Sequoia Capital, John Hennessy, Jerry Yang, Julia and Kevin Hartz, Balaji Srinivasan, and Jenny Wang.

Akshay Kothari, the COO of Notion, tried to reach out to Skiff in 2020 when they were developing their Docs product, however they didn't connect at that time. Kothari kept track of Skiff's progress and was impressed by their attention to detail when he downloaded their products a few months ago. 

Although Skiff initially focused on providing a secure alternative to Google Docs, they also developed other productivity solutions like a calendar and email. 

Skiff has announced on their website that they are joining Notion. According to a support page, Skiff's product will be discontinued after six months. They also mentioned that Skiff user accounts will not be converted to Notion accounts, but users can easily export or migrate their data to other services.

Notion’s last acquisition was the workflow management tool Flowdash in 2022. Prior to that, it acquired Cron and India-based, which had a suite of integrations with 200 services.

Edited by Shruti Thapa