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  • Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble” Crunch Network

    Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

    There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational investment valuations hearkening back to the bubble of the late 90s. My colleagues and I at Sapphire Ventures are seeing the rise in private market valuations firsthand. The stage at which we invest, the… Read More

  • Slack Leans On Companies Like Box And Nuzzel To Use “Add To Slack” Buttons For Contextual Integration

    Slack Leans On Companies Like Box And Nuzzel To Use “Add To Slack” Buttons For Contextual Integration

    Slack’s true power is being a platform. A platform that other tools can plug into and play nice with. The company says there are 80+ of these types of integrations and thousands of developers hacking away at adding more. Right now, you have to rely on you or someone on your team finding the integrations that you want on the integrations page and then adding it to your instance of Slack. Read More

  • Why Billion-Dollar Valuations Don’t Matter Crunch Network

    Why Billion-Dollar Valuations Don’t Matter

    In the last few years, there’s been a massive decoupling between private and public markets. A Goldman Sachs report shows that since December, five of the seven most recent IPOs for billion-dollar startups came in at valuations equal to or below their pre-IPO valuations. Read More

  • Slack Decides Not To Kill Email For A Little While Longer, Integrates It Instead

    Slack Decides Not To Kill Email For A Little While Longer, Integrates It Instead

    Slack! The email killer! It’s going to kill email! Welp, not today. The team clearly listens to its users, as the company announced a new integration (for Standard and Plus plan customers) that’ll make them extremely happy. Email will probably never completely die; it’s how organizations communicate with the outside world. Now you can bring email into your Slack… Read More

  • 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