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 Stewart Butterfield.

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Cal Henderson

Co-Founder

Eric Costello

Co-Founder

Serguei Mourachov

Co-Founder

Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder

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Whitson Gordon
July 9, 2020
Wired
Many of us use it at work, but here are some tips on how to make Slack work for you. (Stop. Hitting. Enter. So. Often.)
Ron Miller
July 8, 2020
TechCrunch
For the second time in less than 24 hours, an enterprise company bought an early stage startup. Yesterday afternoon DocuSign acquired Liveoak, and this morning Slack announced it was buying corporate directory startup Rimeto, which should help employees find people inside the organization who match a specific set of criteria from inside Slack. The companies [...]
ANI
July 7, 2020
@bsindia
Business communication platform Slack has rolled off a new feature that lets you choose when you can get notifications on a per-day basis.
Alex Wilhelm
June 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Virtual events are the new norm for product rollouts in 2020, with Slack taking to the internet earlier today to talk about a new part of its service called Slack Connect. On the heels of Apple's lengthy and pretty good virtual WWDC that took place earlier this week, Slack's event, part experiment and part press conference, [...]
Steve O'Hear
June 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Onna, the "knowledge integration platform" (KIP) that counts Dropbox and Slack as backers, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Atomico, with participation from Glynn Capital. Previous investors Dawn Capital, Nauta Capital and Slack Fund also followed on. Founded in 2015, Barcelona and New York-based Onna integrates with a plethora [...]
Nick Greenhalgh
June 15, 2020
AmericanInno
As Covid-19 has forced companies across the globe to close offices and shift to a remote workforce, tech giant Slack is rethinking how it's employees will work in the future.
Greg Kumparak
June 15, 2020
TechCrunch
How do you give your brand a voice that feels authentic and unique? How can you communicate with users in a way that helps and engages without feeling weird or forced? We're thrilled to announce that Anna Pickard, Head of Brand Communications at Slack, will be joining us at TC Early Stage to teach us [...]
JD Alois
June 15, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
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Reuters Editorial
June 4, 2020
U.S.
Slack Technologies Inc beat first-quarter revenue estimates on Thursday on strong demand for its workplace messaging app, as companies rapidly adapt to remote work amid social distancing protocols to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
Walter Thompson
June 3, 2020
TechCrunch
If the pandemic forces school closings for the long-run, students will have to deal with more than a semester with an easier course load.
Greg Kumparak
May 19, 2020
TechCrunch
With more than 1,200 employees distributed across over 65 countries and a valuation of nearly $3 billion, GitLab is one of the world's most successful fully remote startups. Describing it as a textbook example of a remote company would be redundant, because the company actually wrote a textbook about it. I recently had a chance [...]
Arielle Pardes
May 15, 2020
Wired
Some tech companies are adjusting to the pandemic with new WFH perks and even letting employees ditch their commutes forever.
Catherine Shu
May 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Slack is currently fixing issues that are preventing some users from connecting or sending messages, according to its Status page. The company's latest update on Twitter says some people may start seeing improvements, but that the company is still working on it. Customers may be seeing performance improvements, although we still have some work to [...]
Ron Miller
May 12, 2020
TechCrunch
Atlassian announced today that it was acquiring Halp, an early stage startup that enables companies to build integrated help desk ticketing and automated answers inside Slack. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. It was a big day for Halp, which also announced its second product today called Halp Answers. The new tool will [...]
Angela Watercutter
May 11, 2020
Wired
The collective MSCHF set out to re-create every episode of the NBC comedy in Slack. What they built is a reminder of what people miss when WFH.
Brand Post
April 23, 2020
CIO
The past weeks of working remotely, hugely enabled by the cloud, have clearly showed us that, given the right context, productive work can be executed anytime, anywhere.
Julia Black
April 23, 2020
The Verge
After mass layoffs at electric scooter company Bird, interviews with 16 former employees point to brash and careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior as reasons for the company's downfall.
Sarah Perez
April 13, 2020
TechCrunch
The coronavirus outbreak has forced millions of U.S. employees to work from home -- many for the first time. But remote work can be lonely and isolating, as people feel disconnected from their team and co-workers due to the lack of face-to-face conversations. That's where the new startup, Hallway, aims to help. The service re-creates [...]
Michael Ansaldo
April 8, 2020
PCWorld
Videoconferencing apps are essential for staying connected with your team during the coronavirus shutdown.
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