The company increases its valuation to 5.1 billion dollars after closing the last collection.
The messaging tool Slack has confirmed the news that had been rumored for several weeks. The startup has closed a new round of funding of 250 million dollars . This financing agreement is led by the Japanese company SoftBank through the Vision Fund, the investment fund specialized in the technology sector that has provided about 100,000 million dollars.
The first news that pointed to SoftBank’s participation in Slack came in mid-July. Since then, the messaging application focused on professional environments has seen an increase in its service, translating into three languages in addition to the original English, including Spanish, and developing applications as the shared channel, with which to communicate with people outside the organization .
Now, the inflow of funding will increase its valuation to 5.1 billion dollars and will allow you to have “operational flexibility,” according to the startup and picks Bloomberg . In addition to the Vision Fund, other investors are taking part in the round, including investment firm Accel.
Slack is employed by more than 9 million active weekly users, with 6 million connecting every day. At the level of payment users, the startup adds more than 2 million members of this type through 50,000 pay-as-you-go teams. Revenues from subscriptions now reach 200 million dollars.
In previous rounds of investment, Slack had managed to secure 539.95 million dollars, according to the portal Crunchbase. Prior to this entry, which would be their G-series round, the company’s last collection, in April of last year, had added them 200 million dollars. The startup says it has not yet burned the capital raised to date.