Lord Forbid That Slack Frees From The Tyranny Of Email

This is where we get one of those differences of opinion that makes markets. The idea that Slack would free us from the tyranny of email horrifies me even as it seems to please others.

If Slack can free us from the tyranny of email, it is worth at least $17bn

The problem being that Slack is a less edited form of email. As email itself is a less edited form of the physical letter.…

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Slack Won’t IPO This Year – It Doesn’t Need The Money

Slack will be coming to public markets this year, so we’re told, but it won’t be in the form of an initial public offering, IPO – because Slack doesn’t need the money. That is, given that Slack doesn’t need to raise new capital from the retail markets there’s no reason for them to incur the costs which would allow them to raise new capital.

So, it looks like Slack will come to market via a direct listing rather than an IPO:

Slack to bypass traditional IPO with direct listing
Workplace messaging app would follow in the footsteps of NYSE-listed Spotify

On the London market we’d refer to this as an introduction rather than a flotation.…

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