Asana

  • Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons

    Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons

    Google is launching third-party add-ons for Gmail today. These native extensions will allow you to bring the power of services like Asana, DocuSign, Trello, Wrike and others directly to your inbox — no matter whether you are an enterprise or individual user. Read More

  • FundersClub experiments with the full-service online VC model at scale

    FundersClub experiments with the full-service online VC model at scale

    Slowly disproving stereotypes, the online VC has established itself as a viable tool for tech finance. But while the model has made money for investors, the industry still faces perceptions of selling money for money’s sake, without much care for the nuanced entrepreneur-investor relationship. FundersClub, one of the earliest and most active online funds, is building out its own… Read More

  • How tech companies are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    How tech companies are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and his major contributions to the civil rights movement, Twitter, Asana, Etsy, Google, Box, Slack, GitHub and several other tech companies have closed their offices in honor of MLK Day, according to their employees. Some tech employees are taking that time to march in MLK Day parades. At Salesforce, the… Read More

  • Asana co-founder discusses Thiel’s donation to Trump

    Asana co-founder discusses Thiel’s donation to Trump

    Asana co-founder and head of product Justin Rosenstein discussed the political views of his controversial investor and former board member Peter Thiel today at the Tech Inclusion conference in San Francisco. Asana isn’t the only company to face questions about its continued relationship with Thiel in light of his ongoing support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump… Read More

  • Task management app Asana takes on the spreadsheet with ‘custom fields’

    Task management app Asana takes on the spreadsheet with ‘custom fields’

    Asana — the enterprise SaaS business started by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and early Facebook employee Justin Rosenstein — has made a name for itself as a workflow and task management app that aims to help teams be more productive by making it much easier to figure out what needs to get done. But today, the company is taking the wraps off a new service that will… Read More

  • Task management app Asana raises $50M at a $600M valuation led by YC’s Sam Altman

    Task management app Asana raises $50M at a $600M valuation led by YC’s Sam Altman

    Asana, an enterprise app that lets people set and track projects and other goals, has hit a goal of its own: today, the company is announcing that it has raised $50 million. The Series C round — led by Y-Combinator’s Sam Altman — values the company at $600 million, the company tells me. As a bit of context, Asana last raised $28 million in 2012; that Series B was at a… Read More

  • Asana Poaches Diversity Manager From Facebook

    Asana Poaches Diversity Manager From Facebook

    Asana just announced that it’s hired Sonja Gittens-Ottley, formerly of Facebook, to serve as the productivity startup’s first-ever head of diversity and inclusion. Back in July, after someone called out Asana for its clear lack of diversity, Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz said that the company was aggressively recruiting a potential diversity lead who is both black and female. It… Read More

  • Asana Debuts New Version Of Its Collab Software, Claims 140K Companies Use Its Service

    Asana Debuts New Version Of Its Collab Software, Claims 140K Companies Use Its Service

    This morning at Asana’s San Francisco headquarters, the startup announced a new version of its product, a new brand — logo — and, happily, some metrics about its growth. As you will recall, the startup picked up a new Head of Business from Google on Monday, announcing at the same time that it has expanded its revenue by 230 percent over the past year. Growth Asana announced… Read More

  • Asana Picks Up Google Exec Chris Farinacci To Run Its Business Ops

    Asana Picks Up Google Exec Chris Farinacci To Run Its Business Ops

    Asana, a company that provides tools to help teams collaborate, has hired Chris Farinacci, now formerly of Google, to run its business operations. At Google, Farinacci worked for nearly half a decade on the Google for Work team. That stint came after time in marketing at Oracle and Agile Software for the technology worker. Read More

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