Slack’s new CEO, Lidiane Jones, brings two decades of product experience to the job
We've heard a lot about Stewart Butterfield stepping down as Slack CEO, but less about his successor, Lidiane Jones.
As Butterfield exits stage left, it’s fair to wonder what’s happening at Salesforce
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield was the third Salesforce exec to step down in less than a week.
Confirmed: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield stepping down in January
Just days after Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor announced his resignation, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced that he will be stepping down in January. Business Insider first reported the news. Tec
Venue raises $4M from Accel and the CEOs of Slack, Remote and Squarespace to give teamwide video meetings a new breath of life
Zoom has in many ways “won” the mindshare game when it comes to video conferencing: Whether you’re actually using Zoom or another service that’s wrapped into another platform l
Microsoft now more focused on ‘killing Zoom’ than Slack, says Stewart Butterfield
"I do feel like that preoccupation has shifted. I think Microsoft believes that in order to kill Slack, they're going to have to kill Zoom first."
Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021
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Accel doubles down on 1Password, which just raised $100M more at a $2B valuation
The previously bootstrapped 1Password raised its first round of external capital in 2019, a $200 million Series A led by Accel that represented the VC firm’s largest single investment in its 35 year
Slack wants to be more than a text-based messaging platform
Last October as Slack was preparing for its virtual Frontiers conference, the company began thinking about different ways people could communicate on the platform. While it had built its name on being
Daily Crunch: Slack and Salesforce execs explain their big acquisition
We learn more about Slack’s future, Revolut adds new payment features and DoorDash pushes its IPO range upward. This is your Daily Crunch for December 4, 2020. The big story: Slack and Salesforc
Why Slack and Salesforce execs think they’re better together
When Salesforce bought Slack earlier this week for $27.7 billion, it was in some ways the end of a startup fairytale. Slack was the living embodiment of the Silicon Valley startup success fantasy. It
Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal
Salesforce, the CRM powerhouse that recently surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue, announced today it is wading deeper into enterprise social by acquiring Slack in a $27.7 billion megadeal. Rumors
Slack and Atlassian strengthen their partnership with deeper integrations
A lot of “partnerships” between tech companies don’t get very far beyond a press release and maybe some half-hearted co-selling attempts. When Atlassian sold its chat services to Sla
Slack announces Connect, an improved way for companies to talk to one another
Virtual events are the new norm for product rollouts in 2020, with Slack taking to the internet earlier today to talk about a new part of its service called Slack Connect. On the heels of Apple’
Slack’s new integration deal with AWS could also be about tweaking Microsoft
Slack and Amazon announced a big integration late yesterday afternoon. As part of the deal, Slack will use Amazon Chime for its call feature, while reiterating its commitment to use AWS as its preferr
Slack introduces simplified interface as usage moves deeper into companies
When Slack first launched in 2013, the product was quickly embraced by developers, and the early product reflected that. To get at advanced tools, you used a slash (/) command, but the company recogni
Slack prices IPO at $26 per share
Slack’s public debut is happening Thursday on the NYSE and the company has set a reference price of $26 per share for its direct listing, according to WSJ, which would value the company at arou
Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up?
In this week's newsletter: CrowdStrike readies its IPO, Brex eyes a $2B valuation and SoFi lands a whopping $500M.
The Slack origin story
Let's rewind a decade. It's 2009. Vancouver, Canada. Stewart Butterfield, known already for his part in building Flickr, a photo-sharing service acquired by Yahoo in 2005, decided to try his hand -- a
Slack aims to be the most important software company in the world, says CEO
Slack discloses latest earnings, plans NYSE direct listing for June 20.
Slack to live-stream pitch to shareholders on Monday ahead of direct listing
Slack will make its pitch to prospective shareholders on Monday at an invite-only event in New York City.