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  • Slack Integrates With Google Calendar To Add Events To Channels

    Slack Integrates With Google Calendar To Add Events To Channels

    Slack, the popular office communication tool, will now integrate with Google Calendar, letting events automatically post reminders inside slack channels. After linking a Google account to Slack, you can choose any calendar and instruct it to post to certain Slack channels. For example, you could have events from your company’s development deadline calendar post reminders to the… Read More

  • Slack Adds Emoji Reactions 👍💥✨

    Slack Adds Emoji Reactions 👍💥✨

    Slack’s new Emoji Reactions are my favorite thing on the internet, at least for today. I have long pined for something more than a mere “like.” When someone shares that there has been a loss in the family, an illness has befallen them, or simply wants feedback on a life decision, sometimes “like” just doesn’t get the job done. At least not with specificity… Read More

  • Even The Org Chart Is Now Made Of Software Crunch Network

    Even The Org Chart Is Now Made Of Software

    Once upon a time, if someone asked how your company was organized, you’d give them an “org chart”  —  a page with lots of boxes on it. One box for the CEO, some lines to all the CEOs’ direct reports, more from each person to her direct reports, and so on, until every person was duly… boxed. The problem is, reality makes a mess of that. Read More

  • As Slack Hits 1M Daily Users And 900K Integration Installs, It Hires April Underwood As Head Of Platform

    As Slack Hits 1M Daily Users And 900K Integration Installs, It Hires April Underwood As Head Of Platform

    Workplace collaboration platform Slack has been a runaway success since opening for business just over a year ago: the company co-founded and led by Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield now has 1.1 million daily active users, with 300,000 of them paying for premium tiers of the service bringing in annual recurring revenue of $25 million. Now, Slack is stepping up its game and getting more… Read More

  • Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech Crunch Network

    Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

    Slack’s valuation soared to $2.8 billion in less than two years, and has doubled in the past six months alone — all without any big marketing campaigns. The startup’s adoption curve and rave reviews are something many founders and investors dream about, but few actually achieve. Read More

  • Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

    Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

    Speaking onstage at the Code conference, Stewart Butterfield, CEO of work collaboration startup Slack which launched two years ago, fielded a question about his company being a prime acquisition target at a time when valuations are high. Slack’s most recent funding valued it at $2.8 billion. Read More

  • Dave Morin And Kevin Colleran’s Slow Ventures Raises A New $65 Million Fund

    Dave Morin And Kevin Colleran’s Slow Ventures Raises A New $65 Million Fund

    Slow Ventures, previously run by early Facebook employees Dave Morin and Kevin Colleran, has raised a new $65 million fourth fund. Sam Lessin, another former Facebook employee who left in August last year, will be joining as a partner. The fund has made investments in many of the closest-watched startups in Silicon Valley, including Pinterest, Meerkat, Postmates and Slack. Colleran will lead… Read More

  • You Need To Be A Billion Just To Make A Million

    You Need To Be A Billion Just To Make A Million

    I always love peering into the world of executive recruiting. As a grad student and as a writer, the thought that there are people out there chasing other people to get them to work at massive wages always seemed to me like a bounty hunter scene out of a strange science fiction movie. Sometimes the wages offered are as much as $1 million; sometimes, that’s not enough. Competition in… Read More

  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s tech headlines saw Etsy’s IPO, the Falcon 9 rocket launch, and an abundance of funding news. These are our best stories of the week (4/11-17). Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Yahoo+Foursquare, Etsy’s IPO Goes Boom, And Slack Raises Another Chunk Of Capital

    We hope you accomplished enough this week. If not, you won’t be saving your productivity this Friday afternoon, so we’re here to CrunchWeek with you. This time around Sarah Buhr, Colleen Taylor and Alex Wilhelm riff through the latest Yahoo and Foursquare rumors, Etsy’s mind-bending initial public offering, and Slack’s massive new capital raise. Read More

  • Used Daily By 750K Workers, Slack Raises $160M, Valuing Collaboration Startup At $2.8B

    Used Daily By 750K Workers, Slack Raises $160M, Valuing Collaboration Startup At $2.8B

    Slack, the popular workplace communication and collaboration startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield — is today confirming that it has raised its latest round of funding: a Series E of $160 million at a post-money valuation of $2.8 billion. This follows on from reports from us and others that it was raising funding at upwards of a $2 billion valuation — a massive premium… Read More

  • Slack Got Hacked

    Slack Got Hacked

    Slack, the super-slick team chat-room service, is getting popular fast. Word around the rumor mill is that they’re currently raising funds at a $2.8 billion valuation. And in the words of the late, great Biggie Smalls: Mo Money, Mo Problems. In the case of startups, success can make your databases a juicy target for hackers. And sure enough: Slack got hacked. Read More

  • Slack’s In Talks With Coatue, Others For Another Round At A $2.5B Valuation

    Slack’s In Talks With Coatue, Others For Another Round At A $2.5B Valuation

    Slack, the communication platform that has taken the workplace world by storm, is on a roll of another sort. After announcing a fundraise of $120 million at a $1 billion-plus valuation less than six months ago, TechCrunch has heard that the company is talking to investors for yet another round, this time at a valuation of around $2.5-2.6 billion. Investors that we have heard involved in… Read More

  • How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    As the ranks of super unicorns continue to grow, such as with Pinterest’s shiny new $11 billion valuation, analysts are increasingly scrutinizing these prices and whether they signal a new tech bubble. Bill Gurley, the Uber investor and partner at Benchmark, argued at SXSW this week that there will be “dead unicorns” among some of these high-priced companies. Another angle… Read More

  • Slack Gets A Standalone Windows App

    Slack Gets A Standalone Windows App

    If you use Slack on Windows, you’ve probably found yourself feeling a bit… unloved. Despite making up over a quarter of Slack’s user base, using Slack on Windows has always meant running it in a browser tab — unlike with OS X, Android or iOS, there was no dedicated Windows app. Well, today’s your day. Slack has, at long last, released a Windows app. Read More

  • Kleiner Trial Is A Front Row Seat To A VC Firm In Flux

    Kleiner Trial Is A Front Row Seat To A VC Firm In Flux

    “Didn’t you tell Ms. Pao at the time that one of the reasons you chose Randy Komisar to be a board partner was that Randy ‘needed a win’?” asked Alan Exelrod, the lead counsel for the plaintiff in the case of Ellen Pao V. Kleiner Perkins. Read More

  • Trello, The Digital Whiteboard, Tops 7M Users

    Trello, The Digital Whiteboard, Tops 7M Users

    Trello, the collaborative task-management software, has topped 7 million users, with 120,000 new users joining the platform every week. Trello co-founder Michael Pryor confirmed to TechCrunch that the service has 1.7 million monthly active users, with Trello users in every country in the world (save for Myanmar, Nauru and Tuvalu). “Eighty percent of sign-ups come from word of… Read More

  • Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

    Slack’s Co-Founders Take Home The Crunchie For Founder Of The Year

    If your team collaborates online, you’ve almost certainly heard of Slack. Launched in mid-2013, it’s quickly become one of the top names in team communications. That success has just netted Slack co-founders Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson, Serguei Mourachov the Crunchie for Founder Of The Year. Read More

  • Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

    Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft. It has bought Screenhero, a Y Combinator alum that competes against the likes of WebEx, letting users speak… Read More

  • How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises

    How Facebook At Work Could Shrink Faceless Enterprises

    When you have a question at a small company, you always know who to ask. But as corporations grow, it becomes impossible to remember everyone’s names, let alone their areas of expertise, and communication channels flood with noise. Facebook At Work, the company’s new enterprise collaboration suite, could change that. Read More