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  • And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are…

    And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are…

    Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our 9th Annual Crunchies awards show at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. Tonight’s show is hosted by comedian Chelsea Peretti. Read More

  • Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

    Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, luminaries from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in an event that’s best described as the Oscars of startups and technology. And now it’s time to take a look at the Founder of the Year nominees. Read More

  • Slack CEO Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Slack CEO Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield shared a touching note with employees about Dr. King, the civil rights movement and why the collaboration software’s office is closed today. With Butterfield’s permission, Slack engineer Erica Baker shared the note externally “not only because it touched [her] heart,” she wrote on Medium… Read More

  • Slack Launches App Directory And Joins Top VCs For $80M Fund Backing Developers

    Slack Launches App Directory And Joins Top VCs For $80M Fund Backing Developers

    Slack just hatched a master plan to ensure it becomes the social and collaboration hub of the enterprise. It’s harnessing all its Silicon Valley hype to create rocket fuel for its growing app platform. Slack wants to lock in the 2 million daily active users and 570,000 paid seats it now has. That means getting developers to build Slack apps beyond the 150 like Dropbox and Twilio that… Read More

  • Where Do The Best Founders Come From?

    Where Do The Best Founders Come From?

    You tell us! Who would you work for around the clock to help build his or her vision? We are searching far and wide for the best founder of 2015, and we want to know who you think should get the coveted Monkey. The 9th Annual Crunchies Award show is coming up on February 8th, 2016 and nominations for this and 11 other categories are open for any and all input. Get your nominations in… Read More

  • Slack Preps For IPO, Even If It Doesn’t Want Or Need One Soon

    Slack Preps For IPO, Even If It Doesn’t Want Or Need One Soon

    When Slack’s IPO window opens, it wants to be able to quickly spring into the public markets. Otherwise it could see sour conditions or botched IPOs by other tech companies shut the window before it rings the opening bell. That’s why Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says it’s already getting its ducks in a row so it’s poised to IPO when the time comes. Read More

  • Bill Gurley: “I Hope To God We Have A Soft Landing”

    Bill Gurley: “I Hope To God We Have A Soft Landing”

    Venture capitalist Bill Gurley, Julie Wainright from TheRealReal and co-founder of unicorn startup Slack Stewart Butterfield discussed the frothiness of the market and the possibility that Silicon Valley is indeed facing a second bubble at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in downtown San Francisco today. Talk of a possible bubble pop has been going on for a good decade now and… 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

  • 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