Slack – the multi-billion dollar accidental business

By: October 23, 2018

Stephen Conmy sat down with Cal Henderson, co-founder and CTO of Slack, to discuss the future of work, the slow death of email and how good coders (engineers) can be made, not born (see video below).

Henderson describes email as ‘the cockroach of the internet – we can’t avoid it’, but by 2025, he believes that Slack’s new Channels service will replace email “as the primary way that people communicate and collaborate at work”.

The company was founded in 2014, and is already worth over $8 billion. It is one of the fastest growing tech companies in history and has over 8 million daily active users. It has an office in Dublin, currently employing over 60 people and says Dublin is central to its ambitions to expand into European markets.

This interview was originally published on ThinkBusiness.