I first encountered Notion in 2015 when I was interviewed by Chris Tottman to be an Investment Intern during my MBA. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure VC was for me. Coming from a background of engineering, then marketing in startups, and co-founding my own startup, I was wary of being an observer of businesses rather than an operator and was concerned about the attitudes that are often associated with the power status of investors.
My time at Notion in 2015 was a great learning experience. I’d always had the impression of VC’s as being ‘hands off’ and all-powerful, which was proven to be entirely wrong. The Notion team really do walk the walk, going above and beyond to support their founders and add value where they can.
Fast forward to 2017 when the opportunity to return to Notion came up. I’d never been a recruiter but I had built teams from within businesses, so I understood the challenges and benefits of making great hires. Being able to work with our founders and building out their networks of exceptional people, whilst being backed by the Notion team, is a very lucky and privileged position for me to be in.