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  • 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