A year after acquiring Automate, Notion sharpens its focus on India

A year after acquiring Automate, a platform that creates connectivity and integrations, Notion Workspace has announced that it will now focus more on India with its new hub in Hyderabad.

For this effort, San Francisco-based Notion hired former Uber Eats executive Uday Bhaskar to lead operations in India.

“For a year we have been building community efforts and pushing towards India. But now our goal is to build and bring a stronger push towards the region and build a team of close to 200 people,” said Akshay Kothari, COO of Notion in a conversation with Your history.

“Last year we also saw our community come to life in India. Notion has been welcomed with open arms and has helped shape our growth and expansion across the country. We have seen 5X growth in just two years, and we are proud of the community-led events and efforts that have taken on a life of their own,” the company’s post said.

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The company has been valued at $2 billion. With the Automate acquisition, the team focused on learning and leveraging the company’s 200 integrations.

“We already have some of the best unicorns in the country using Notion, now we are looking to expand and grow beyond the startup world and add more companies to the platform,” said Akshay. India is the fifth location after San Francisco, New York, Dublin and Tokyo.

The Hyderabad office is also Notion’s first engineering facility outside of the US The team is currently focused on full-feature back-end engineering and software sourcing.

“It’s also my way of going back to India and finding a way to build a truly global organization,” adds Akshay.