Founder & CEO, Alicia Navarro
After 11 years of building and exiting a successful business, I thought I'd have tons of time to write, think and ideate. Unfortunately, it was impossible to find spaces to do this: co-working spaces were too distracting, cafes weren't ergonomic, and I needed a break from working from home.
So I became a digital nomad around France and Spain for a few months, but it was difficult to find places with reliable wifi, desks - when even provided - were cluttered or in dark corners, and I often was lonely and struggled to get into the right mental space for thinking creatively or productively.
Then, I discovered Cal Newport's book "Deep Work" and learnt that there was tons of research backing up what I'd experienced. Work performed in a state of distraction-free concentration is not only the source of significant human innovation and creativity, but it is also the source of human fulfilment and joy. And I became horrified to discover that our ability to focus and achieve deep work is being eroded through a barrage of online and offline distractions, exactly at a time when human ingenuity is most needed and valuable.
I decided to make solving this my life's purpose. What better way to spend one's day than helping human potential flourish by providing the ideal mental and physical spaces to think and work more creatively and productively.
And thus FLOWN was born.
Then COVID19 hit.
And the need for FLOWN became even greater. We managed to close our first round of funding and build a team during lockdown, and are now building our platform of physical spaces (properties to work from distraction-free) and mental spaces (tools to help you be creative and productive), due for launch early 2021.
Join our waitlist to be alerted when we go live, and help us find those incredible properties that inspire creativity and focus.