Salesforce Me

Slack has been acquired by Salesforce:

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) yesterday made it official, agreeing to buy workforce collaboration platform Slack (NYSE: WORK) for $27.7 billion in cash and stock.

Why is this is a big deal? A few things:

  1. Largest software merger since IBM bought Red Hat
  2. Stewart Butterfield’s second gaming startup that pivoted to success.
  3. We need a Slack Competitor… but, it won’t look like one at first.

At some point, the # of billions becomes irrelevant… but, seriously. Congrats to the team and I can’t wait for Stewart’s 3rd gaming startup to show up.