Notion for startups

Notion for startups

Start strong with one tool for your wiki, notes, projects, and more.

$1000 Credit
Startups working with our partners qualify for $1,000 in credit towards our Team Plan.
We use Notion to get our ideas out of our heads, document how we want to work, and figure out how we want this company to grow — together.
Rahul Vohra
CEO, Superhuman
We fell in love with Notion very quickly. We started by creating knowledge bases for product and engineering, and then two weeks later everyone loved it.
Kareem Shaya
Engineering Manager, Makespace
The beauty of Notion is that it evolves with you. As the company grows, each team member can see what's most relevant to them without it being overwhelming.
Simon Seroussi
Product Manager, Feather

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All our team features, now available for startups everywhere.

$1000 Credit
Startups working with our partners qualify for $1,000 in credit towards our Team Plan.
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$1000 Startup Credit
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Please see our pricing page for monthly pricing.

Our partners

Thanks to these folks (and more) for helping us give new
companies around the world a head start.

Not on this list? Apply here to become a partner.


Your startup’s operating system

See how YC-backed Cocoon runs on Notion.

Meet Alex Cornell and Sachin Monga, Co-founders of Cocoon, building a dedicated space for people’s inner circles. With a team of 4 and backing from Y Combinator, they’ve made Notion their company’s operating system — home to their wiki, roadmap, personal notes, and more.

We’re using Notion to do what normally would have required three different tools cobbled together. Having it all in one place makes everything easier.
Sachin Monga
Alex Cornell, co–founder, working on Cocoon.
Alex Cornell, co–founder, working on Cocoon.
Sachin Monga, co–founder, taking notes in Notion.
Sachin Monga, co–founder, taking notes in Notion.

1. Ideation

They even came up with the idea for Cocoon on Notion. After leaving their respective design jobs at Facebook, they met for the first time at Sachin’s house, and started taking notes every day as they explored and discussed different concepts. Finally, they landed on one they loved.

Cocoon’s log of daily notes in Notion.
Cocoon’s log of daily notes in Notion.

2. Fundraising

Then came fundraising, and Notion was their mission control for the process. A database of investors helped them track and keep notes on every interaction. Instead of a traditional deck, they used a Notion document to pitch the company.

The design is so clean. It let us tell the story on our own terms, in a way that was authentic to us and how we like to communicate. One of our earliest investors even said, ‘Oh wow, I love that you're using Notion.’
Alex Cornell
Working from Cocoon HQ.
Working from Cocoon HQ.
Alex & Sachin use a Notion database to track potential investors.
Alex & Sachin use a Notion database to track potential investors.

3. Company wiki

Once they got underway, they wanted to capture institutional knowledge from the very beginning. Their early notes turned into the company’s library, which has since grown to include more documentation, investor updates, and research on the problem they’re solving.

Cocoon’s company wiki captures institutional knowledge in one place.
Cocoon’s company wiki captures institutional knowledge in one place.

4. Project management

These days, their most used page is the company roadmap. When the team doubled from 2 to 4, they needed a project management system that would keep all related work together and give everyone visibility into what was going on. This Notion database did the trick.

Cocoon’s product roadmap is tracked on a Kanban board inside Notion.
Cocoon’s product roadmap is tracked on a Kanban board inside Notion.

5. Growing the team

To help grow the team now and in the future, they keep a hiring pipeline in a Notion board. They also created a “Start Guide” checklist that any new hire can duplicate to make sure they’re spinning up fast with the right tools and reading in the library.

Anyone who joins can go back and see how decisions got made from the very start, why we’re doing what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it this way. Most questions can be answered somewhere on Notion.
Alex Cornell
Marlow, one of Cocoon’s first employees.
Marlow, one of Cocoon’s first employees.

Features that grow with you

Notion scales with your startup from Seed to Series A.

$1000 Credit
Startups working with our partners qualify for $1,000 in credit towards our Team Plan.

Think with drag & drop

Add any content, then rearrange it to get the job done. Notion’s editor helps you structure your thoughts.

Customize everything

Define and add your own tags. Organize your information the way you want to work.

Collaborate in real time

Comment on anything to start a discussion. Mention your coworkers when you need input.

Lightweight websites

Notion doubles as a no-code website builder. Share any page with the world in one click.

The missing half of Slack

Too many insights slip through Slack? Notion is your company’s long term memory.

Embed your current tools

Embed 500+ other apps inside Notion pages. Create a hub for your team's collective knowledge.

Questions & answers

Who is eligible?

You qualify for the discount if you meet two criteria:

1) You’re starting a workspace on Notion’s Team Plan for a startup.

2) You’re working with one of our partnering incubators or accelerators (see our form for the full list).

We plan to expand eligibility in the future…please stay tuned.

Why is Notion offering a discount for startups?

We've seen thousands of startups use Notion to get going on the right foot — as a wiki, for project management, document sharing, notes, and more. We want to help more companies lay a strong foundation that can grow with them from the beginning.

How do I apply to receive the $1,000 credit?

Easy! Fill out this form.

What is $1,000 in Notion credit worth?

Notion’s Team Plan normally costs $10 per member per month paid monthly. So, for a team of 10, $1,000 in credit represents 10 months of free Notion. For a team of 5, it’s 20 months of free Notion, and so on.

How can I see the credit in my account?

Inside Notion, go to Settings & Members, and click Billing. You’ll see your current credit, including the $1,000 credit under Workspace Balance. It should appear there after you upgrade to the Team Plan.

How do I suggest a partner that Notion should work with?

Don’t see your investors on our list? There are a few things you can do:

1) Send them a note encouraging them to join the program.

2) Tweet at them and @NotionHQ with the hashtag #NotionForStartups and we’ll pick up the conversation!

3) Apply for credit and make your suggestion on our form.

I want this discount to be available to my portfolio companies. How can I become a partner?

We want to hear from you! Fill out this quick form, and we’ll get back to you with more information. We’re especially interested in finding partners outside of major tech hubs.

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