Design on a deadline: How Notion pulled itself back from the brink of failure

Carmel DeAmicis / filed under Product Design, Product Management

In 2015, productivity tool Notion nearly died. Its founders, Ivan Zhao and Simon Last, had built their app on a suboptimal tech stack, and it crashed constantly. Their angel investment money dwindling, they faced a brutal choice: Fire their fledgling team of 4 and start over, or run out of cash. “If you looked at […]

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