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ROCKETBOOK – Notebooks from the Future: We created the world’s first smart, reusable paper notebook: the Rocketbook Wave with $1.7mm in sales so far.

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Notebooks from the Future





We created the world’s first smart, reusable paper notebook: the Rocketbook Wave with $1.7mm in sales so far. Download the Rocketbook app, and as fast as you can flip through your notebook, your notes are scanned and organized in the cloud services you already use. And after your notes are safe in the cloud, you can reuse your book using your microwave oven. Seriously.


Joe Lemay


  • Over $1.7mm in orders
  • 60,000 customers and counting
  • 70% margin from direct sales
  • 10% of sales comes from returning customers
  • 50% of customers purchase multiple Rocketbooks at a time


People will always love capturing notes, ideas and sketches with pen and paper. It’s a more intimate experience and studies show we retain more information using notebooks than laptops. We’re building a premium brand in the $81 billion stationary market with a line of Rocketbook products that are innovative, efficient and buzzworthy.




Numerous attempts to market fancy tech heavy devices have demonstrated that taking handwritten notes with pen and paper is a core human experience that’s not easily disrupted. The Rocketbook is a different kind of innovation. It’s simple. It builds on the existing experience without demanding that users change their behavior upfront. And so it feels magical. Joe and Jake have touched on something very powerful as evidenced by their pre sales traction. They are also a team that will relentlessly deliver and persevere, as evidenced by the fact that they shipped everything they sold.
Semyon Dukach

I no longer have to hand out and collect assignments when we use the Rocketbook Wave and our school saves printing and paper expenses because the notebooks are reusable

Maggie Robbins

Math Teacher
Got my Rocketbook last week – love it!! Will be using it all the time for both work and personal things. So cool!

Jen Cohen

Indiegogo backer


The Rocketbook Wave is the world’s first reusable, intelligent notebook. At its core, it’s a paper and pen notebook—there are no electronics in the physical product at all. But its companion app scans your notes into a cloud database and organizes them within services you already love, like..
Blast your notes to the cloud

The Rocketbook Wave provides the freedom of a traditional pen and paper notebook, while instantly blasting your notes into the cloud using your smartphone.

Erase and Reuse

When you use Pilot FriXion pens with the Wave notebook, you can erase your notes using your microwave oven and reuse your notebook. Seriously.

That’s not Magic. That’s Rocketbook

We partnered with Pilot Pen to use their FriXion line of pens which contain special heat sensitive ink. FriXion ink turns clear at 140 degrees Fahrenheit and the Rocketbook Wave is specially designed to be microwave safe. Every notebook comes with one FriXion pens, and you can repurchase them in stores and online.

People Love Our Notebook

We launched our Indiegogo campaign in March of 2015 and in that campaign alone, sold over 30,000 Rocketbook notebooks—we’d completely sold out of notebooks. Since that campaign our customers have been asking, “What other technology aspects are you going to do next?” So we launched another crowdfunding campaign that funded the new batch of Rocketbook Waves with integrations with iCloud, Box, and Slack. This is where we’re hoping to expand as we move forward.





The Best of Both Worlds
Help Us Write the Next Chapter

On March 4th, 2015, we began an amazing journey, launching the Rocketbook Wave on rewards-based crowdfunding. Over 22,000 backers joined us to bring our first product to life, and we’ve shipped over 40,000 Rocketbook Waves.

As of May 16th, 2016, for the first time in history, the law changes. No longer is angel investing limited to the elite and wealthy. Now everyone can join our mission through equity crowdfunding.

It is time for the next stage of the Rocketbook mission, to scale our success and build a meaningful brand that creates educational and office products that help people be more productive, more creative, and just plain awesome.

To anyone who believes in our vision, our mission, and our potential, I hope you’ll join us.


Joe Lemay
CoFounder & CEO




Joe Lemay

A Cornell and MIT graduate, Joe has 18 years experience in the software industry, building and growing enterprise class systems with millions of users.

Jake Epstein

Experienced engineer, entrepreneur and product manager who has led product teams in the social, mobile, video and networking markets.




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