Slack crosses the 3 million user mark
Slack continues to gain ground with entrepreneurs. Less than a year after passing the milestone of one million daily users, the collaborative work platform now claims 3 million users every day. This is what the start-up, based in San Francisco and valued at $ 3.8 billion, revealed through a press release accompanied by an infographic.
At the same time, Slack affirmed to have reached the 2 million users connected simultaneously on the tool of collaboration in company. This is double the figure presented by the Californian company last October. “There is still a long way to go, but until then we are proud of our well rounded numbers», Welcomed the start-up on his website.
Founded in 2013 by Stewart Butterfield, also co-founder of the photo-sharing site Flickr, Slack is a collaborative work platform based on a messaging system. Behind this initiative, the idea of the American start-up is quite simply to replace the exchange of e-mails internally within companies.
Atlassian and Facebook prepare their response
Compatible with platforms such as Google Drive or Dropbox, the collaboration tool has built its success on the integration of many features, such as “drag-and-drop” file exchange. or access to an “App Directory” providing additional services (analysis, marketing, human resources, etc.). To be viable, Slack relies on a “freemium” subscription model, which is characterized by free access but with paid services.
In the market for collaborative solutions for businesses, Slack must contend with competition from several players in the sector, in particular the HipChat platform published by the Australian company Atlassian, which went public in New York last December raising 460 million dollars. Rizzoma, Asana or Actionspace also offer business-focused services. Slack should also be wary of Facebook, which is entering the professional world with its offer. Facebook at Work.
CEO: Stewart butterfield
The head office : San Francisco (United States)
Activity: collaborative work platform
Valuation: $ 3.8 billion
Competitors: Atlassian, Facebook at Work
Photo credit: Fotolia, royalty-free stock images, vectors and videos
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