So many exciting things happening this week! Buckle up for this week’s Halpful Tips. This week we take a look at Slack’s top 5 apps to save a little time each day. We learn about the Slack origin story, which is an unexpected one. How Atlassian will benefit from Slack’s IPO from now and in the future. Finally, Slack has invested in six startups just this year, we learn about their thoughts and motives for investing in startups.
By Luis Sanchez, Tech and Business writer for fool.com
There has been much talk about the upcoming Slack IPO. Few people, however, are talking about how enterprise software company Atlassian also stands to benefit. Last year, Atlassian inked a partnership with Slack that gave the company a small equity stake and a product alliance. Atlassian's equity stake will probably rise in value, but the company should benefit more from its new business relationship.
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By the Team at Slack
Think about the time you spend switching between apps each day at work. You likely lose a minute or two of time—and a lot of focus. What could eliminating those distracting moments do for your productivity? The Slack App Directory is filled with integrations that cut down on context switching and speed up often laborious tasks. Slack pulls 5 of their favorite apps, including Halp!
By Kate Clark, Reporter Covering Venture Capital for TechCrunch
Ever wonder how Slack came to be? It’s actually a story that you would not expect. Stewart Butterfield, known for his hand in creating Flickr, a photo-sharing service acquired by Yahoo, tried his hand at creating a game. The game was created alongside some co-workers from Flickr in 2009, the group called the game Tiny Speck. Hear how Slack was born out of the ashes of this almost mysterious game Tiny Speck.
By Holden Page, News Editor and Columnist for Crunchbase
The Slack Fund is known for investing in startups, as they have invested in 42 startups. So far this year, the messaging unicorn is making good headway on its investment pace, with six startup investments recorded in 2019. In this article, Crunchbase talks startups, including Halp.
You found the perfect candidate and it’s finally their first day in the office. It’s been a long recruitment process to find the best person so you want to make sure they stay in the company and succeed in their new role. Having an efficient onboarding process is your chance to show her all of the great things about your company that you discussed during the interview — you only have one chance to make a great first impression, which is why using Slack can make your day and their first day better. Make sure you get it right!