From lunch to acquisition: How Atlassian bought Trello

Last September, Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes flew from Sydney to New York to have lunch with Trello CEO Mike Michael Pryor. The two met at a Mexican restaurant not too far from Trello's office

GitLab suffers major backup failure after data deletion incident

Khosla Ventures- and Y Combinator-backed open source Git repository GitLab is currently offline after suffering what appears to be a major backup restoration failure after accidentally deleting produc

Crunch Report | Atlassian Buys Trello

Atlassian buys Trello for $425 million, Uber debuts Movements to monitor traffic data, Netflix and Amazon get a couple of Golden Globes, Amazon buys and the CES Hardware Battlefield winner

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired project management service Trello for $425 million. The vast majority of the transaction is in cash ($360 million), with the remainder being paid out in

SafetyCulture’s mobile safety management SaaS pulls in $23M Series B, led by Index

SafetyCulture, the maker of a b2b inspection checklist app called iAuditor, has pulled in a $23 million Series B funding led by Index Ventures. Also participating Blackbird Ventures and Atlassian co-f

Atlassian keeps one foot in the data center and one in the cloud with new products

Atlassian wants the best of both the cloud and data center worlds, and it announced at the Atlassian Summit today that it was expanding its data center-cloud strategy with new products. At a time when

Atlassian now lets you hire freelancers right from JIRA

JIRA, Atlassian’s flagship project management service, is getting a new feature today that will let you easily convert JIRA tickets into job postings on Upwork’s freelance marketplace. &#8

Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

In Atlassian‘s view, video is the next battlefield in the enterprise chat wars (a war it is mostly fighting with Slack, it seems). Its HipChat group messaging app launched one-on-one video chat

Atlassian acquires StatusPage

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired StatusPage, a Y Combinator-incubated service that allows online businesses to keep their users updated about the status of their online services. The fin

SmartRecruiters raises $30 million for hiring software

Because managing a large pool of job applicants can be cumbersome, SmartRecruiters thinks its software has the right tools to keep you organized in your candidate search. The team counts clients like

Atlassian launches Bitbucket Pipelines

Atlassian is hosting its annual developer conference not too far from my favorite absinthe bar this week. During its keynote, the company today announced a number of new products and updates, all of

Atlassian’s Bitbucket Server gets support for code search

Bitbucket Server, Atlassian’s self-hosted Git version control service, and Bitbucket Data Center are getting a small but potentially very useful feature in preview. The new early access vers

Atlassian releases its first diversity report, shows the company is mostly white and male

Atlassian, the enterprise software company behind HipChat and JIRA that went public back in December, just released its first-ever diversity report. There's really nothing surprising nor commendable a

Twitter, And Pretty Much Everyone Else, Had A Bad Day

Today was not a good day for tech stocks. Universally, tech stocks crashed today alongside everything else, erasing billions in value across the board, as part of a bad day overall for the market.

2015 IPO Scorecard: How Box, Square, Fitbit And Others Stacked Up

2015 was not a good year for IPOs. In fact, it was the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009, with more and more startups opting to remain private longer. Stock market swings st

Atlassian’s Marketplace For Third-Party Devs Hits Over $120M In Sales

You can now buy stock in Atlassian, but that's not the only way to make money from the quickly growing collaboration and developer tools company. As the company told me today, its Atlassian Marketplac

Slack Is Launching A New Way To Download Third-Party Apps

We’ve heard from sources that Slack, the super-hot collaborative communication startup, is launching a new way to download third-party apps. This would be a big move for the startup, valued at

Worst Year For Tech IPOs Since 2009

Atlassian Closes Up 32%, Valuing The Company At $5.8B

Potentially the last tech IPO of the year ended its first day of trading with a bang. Atlassian, a maker of collaboration and software development tools, ended the day up about 32%. With that rise,

Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Begins Trading Up 32% at $27.67, Valued At $5.8 Billion

After pricing its IPO at $21, above the expected range of $19 to $20, Atlassian began trading up 32% at $27.67 in its debut on the Nasdaq today. This gives the company a valuation of $5.8 billion. T
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