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How sustainable is Heptabase? Can I easily export my data and move on?

Heptabase was founded in September 2021. We raised nearly $1.7 million in seed funding from top Silicon Valley investors such as Y Combinator, HOF Capital, Kleiner Perkins, and Moving Capital in early 2022. However, unlike many Silicon Valley software companies, we have been cash-flow positive since our first year of operation. We have not spent any investor money over the past two years; all company expenses are fully funded by our revenue, which has been growing at a rate of at least three times each year, with 95% of the growth being completely organic.

A healthy financial status allows Heptabase to operate the company and iterate the product long-term without needing to raise additional funds. The cash reserves we hold also enable us to conduct various experiments that can help us achieve our vision without worrying about survival pressures.

We believe that a sound financial situation will allow users to use Heptabase more confidently, without having to worry that poor company operations will force them to relocate the notes and content they’ve accumulated. Even if you decide to stop using Heptabase someday, you can simply go to the product's left sidebar and click Settings → Backup & Sync → Export Now to export all notes as Markdown files. This is a universal format that allows you to import your notes from Heptabase into most popular note-taking apps.

In the worst-case scenario, if Heptabase's company were to shut down one day, we would open-source Heptabase and maintain it together with the user community so that this product can continue to be developed and used.