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Slack (company)

Slack (company)

Slack Technologies or Slack is a company operating a messaging platform that enables teams to communicate. It provides real-time messaging, archiving and searching services.

Slack is a communication tool in which chats happens in channels, are organized by project, topic, or team. Conversations are searchable.



Slack was incorporated in 2009 as Tiny Spec, Inc. Later in 2009, they changed name to Tiny Speck, Inc. and in 2014 changed name to Slack Technologies, Inc.

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April 26, 2019

Slack made its IPO filing public

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Cal Henderson

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Eric Costello

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Serguei Mourachov

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Stewart Butterfield

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Alex Wilhelm
January 17, 2020
TechCrunch
The long-running contest between Microsoft and its Teams service and Slack's eponymous application continued this morning, with Redmond announcing what it describes as its first "global" advertising push for its enterprise communication service. Slack, a recent technology IPO, exploded in the back half of last decade, accreting huge revenues while burrowing into the tech stacks [...]
Jonathan Shieber
January 15, 2020
TechCrunch
With distributed workforces all the rage in the tech community these days, startups are trying to build new tools to keep those teams connected and communicating in the ways that make folks most comfortable. One of these companies is the Orlando, Fla.-based startup, Yac, which just raised $1.5 million in financing from a clutch of [...]
Cal Jeffrey
December 24, 2019
TechSpot
Several tech companies had their initial public offerings (IPO) in 2019, but most of them are floundering. Of the seven high profile IPOs Recode tracked, only Zoom and Peloton are trading above their opening prices. Both are up 3.8 and 20.3 percent, respectively.
Alex Wilhelm
December 23, 2019
TechCrunch
One odd thing in 2019 has been Slack's falling share price contrasted against the rising value of the Nasdaq composite, a tech-heavy index that many use as shorthand for the US tech market. Why one of tech's hottest, and fastest-growing companies was losing altitude while tech stocks themselves broadly rose has been interesting to unpack. [...]
Alex Wilhelm
December 11, 2019
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today we're starting off with a venture capital Q&A, a quick look at Slack's share price stability and some thoughts on direct listings and their possible future frequency. Bu before we do, I wanted to [...]
Mike Butcher
December 6, 2019
TechCrunch
While file sharing, time tracking, email integration, Gantt Charts, and budget management are usually some of the most requested features in the average project management platform, we still have a proliferation of tools taking a multiplicity of approaches to the problem of just managing something. Most people in tech are by now familiar with Slack, [...]
Paayal Zaveri
December 5, 2019
Business Insider
Wall Street sees Slack's new shared channels feature as a key way to distinguish it from Microsoft Teams and to prompt users to start paying for it.
Ashley Stewart
December 2, 2019
Business Insider
Microsoft leads over Slack and Google G Suite, but experts say it needs to "step up its game" on AI - and Project Cortex could help ward off rivals.
Steve Lohr and Erin Griffith
November 22, 2019
www.nytimes.com
The move of entrepreneurs, engineers and venture investors away from the consumer internet and to enterprise software has piqued regulator interest.
Mary Meisenzahl
November 21, 2019
Business Insider
Workplace messaging app Slack called out Microsoft with a well-timed "ok boomer" on Twitter Thursday.
Connie Loizos
November 21, 2019
TechCrunch
Michael Grimes has been called "Wall Street's Silicon Valley whisperer" for landing a seemingly endless string of coveted deals for his bank, Morgan Stanley. In more recent years, it has served as the lead underwriter for Facebook, Uber, Spotify and Slack. Grimes, who has been a banker for 32 years -- 25 of them at [...]
Carmen Reinicke
November 19, 2019
markets.businessinsider.com
Slack plunges 11% after Microsoft's rival messaging platform extends its lead with 20 million daily active users
Louise Matsakis
November 9, 2019
Wired
The CEO spoke with WIRED's editor in chief about the pros and cons of replacing in-person workplace conversations with messaging software.
Paayal Zaveri
November 8, 2019
Business Insider
A Wall Street firm has rated Slack's stock as underperform because it sees competition from Microsoft Teams hurting Slack's future growth prospects in a critical market.
Kate Clark
November 1, 2019
TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
Kate Clark
October 30, 2019
TechCrunch
Sam Altman, Index Ventures back a startup taking on Slack.
Ron Miller
October 24, 2019
TechCrunch
In a wide ranging interview with Wall Street Journal global technology editor Jason Dean yesterday, Slack CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield had some strong words regarding Microsoft, saying his company represented an existential threat to the software giant. The interview took place at the WSJ Tech Live event. When Butterfield was asked about a chart [...]
Paayal Zaveri
October 23, 2019
Business Insider
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield addressed competition from Microsoft Teams, saying he thinks it sees Slack as "an existential threat."
Paayal Zaveri
October 17, 2019
Business Insider
Brad Armstrong, Slack's VP of Business and Corporate Development, says that customers are using it right alongside Salesforce.
Megan Hernbroth
October 12, 2019
Business Insider
One expert said direct listings have been "aggressively and brilliantly" marketed to founders, but venture investors stand to benefit the most.
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