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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.

Timeline

April 26, 2019
Slack made its IPO filing public
2009
Slack was founded by Cal Henderson and Stewart Butterfield.

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Cal Henderson

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Eric Costello

Co-Founder

Serguei Mourachov

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Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder

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Natasha Lomas
October 7, 2021
TechCrunch
Cord, a startup that offers a single API to add Slack-like collaboration features to any app, has bagged $17.5 million in Series A funding. The round -- which is pegged to fund product development, including by hiring engineers, designers and product managers -- was led by European VC Index. Other investors participating include NFX and [...]
Natasha Lomas
October 1, 2021
TechCrunch
The future of office work, post-COVID-19, is driving plenty of startup activity. Not just around core business needs like comms (Zoom, Slack et al) -- but entrepreneurs are also competing to come up with the perfect tool to recreate the social serendipity of office life in order to make dispersed workers feel a bit more [...]
Romain Dillet
September 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Incident.io has raised a $4.7 million funding round led by Index Ventures and Point Nine. When your company is facing an outage or a data breach, Incident.io provides the right framework to communicate about the issue -- both internally and externally -- and make sure it is resolved as quickly as possible. In addition to [...]
Brian McKenna
September 22, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Marc Benioff, CEO and chair of Salesforce, declares his company net zero in a keynote at Dreamforce 2021 in San Francisco, alongside update on Slack integrations
Ron Miller
September 21, 2021
TechCrunch
Slack has been talking about expanding beyond text-based messaging for some time. Today at Dreamforce, the Salesforce customer conference taking place this week, it announced Clips, a way to leave short video messages that people can watch at their leisure. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield sees Clips as a way to communicate with colleagues when a [...]
Rob Cross
September 7, 2021
Harvard Business Review
How forward-looking organizations are protecting employees' time and energy.
Natasha Mascarenhas
August 31, 2021
TechCrunch
Today Y Combinator kicked off the Demo Day cycle for its Summer 2021 cohort. The collection of early-stage startups on day one-of-two alone numbered in the hundreds, meaning that we had to assemble a team here at TechCrunch just to cover it all. But before we get into notes on each company that presented, a [...]
Cliff Saran
August 25, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
While many businesses are reopening offices, staff are reluctant to come to the office every work day. We look at how to support hybrid work patterns
Greg Kumparak
August 19, 2021
TechCrunch
If your employer does any sort of charity donation matching, the system powering it might be... not great. Maybe it's got an ancient interface; maybe it's stuffed behind the VPN at some weird URL that takes a half hour to dig up every December when you remember there's donation match money about to expire. Deed, [...]
Richard Dal Porto
August 17, 2021
TechCrunch
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Ron Miller
August 17, 2021
TechCrunch
When Salesforce acquired Slack at the end of last year for almost $28 billion, you had to figure that they had some big plans for the company, and today the CRM giant announced some initial integrations that should prove useful for Salesforce customers. Rob Seaman, SVP for Slack at Salesforce sees Slack as the communications [...]
Reuters
August 13, 2021
The Hindu
Core security employees did not appear to be major complainants in the posts, and some of them said that they thought Apple's solution was a reasonable response to pressure to crack down on illegal material.
August 13, 2021
The Indian Express
Many expressed worries that the feature could be exploited by repressive governments looking to find other material for censorship or arrests, according to workers who saw the days-long thread.
August 13, 2021
mint
Past security changes at Apple have also prompted concern among employees, but the volume and duration of the new debate is surprising, the workers said
Eric Eldon
August 10, 2021
TechCrunch
"Signal is more important than frequency in an era where we're overloaded with content."
Ashwin Ramarathinam
August 2, 2021
mint
The company intends to use the funding to accelerate product development and hire talent for its core team across product, engineering, and GTM functions
FinSMEs
August 2, 2021
FinSMEs
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Catherine Shu
August 2, 2021
TechCrunch
Organizing information about prospective deals is a challenging task for B2B sales teams, since salespeople usually rely on multiple tools (email, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc) to talk with buyer committees. It becomes even more unwieldy when sales teams work remotely. Nektar.ai is a B2B sales productivity startup that wants to help sales team by reducing the [...]
FinSMEs
July 29, 2021
FinSMEs
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Mary Ann Azevedo
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
The previously bootstrapped 1Password raised its first round of external capital in 2019, a $200 million Series A led by Accel that represented the VC firm's largest single investment in its 35 years.
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