Motion was started by Harry Qi, Ethan Yu, and Omid Rooholfada, and was part of the Y Combinator W20 batch. All three founders come from quantitative or engineering backgrounds where they felt they wasted too much time on task prioritization, downtime between meetings, and worrying about deadlines.
Motion is a productivity tool that helps busy people optimize their time and reclaim precious, previously-lost hours each day. It uses artificial intelligence to combine tasks and meetings into an optimized schedule, so users can spend more time executing and less time between tasks.
Operating in a classic SaaS model, their goal is to reach both B2B and B2C customers via Google Ads, Youtube, and other marketing channels, and then grow via referrals and land-and-expand.