Slack establishes APAC headquarters in Melbourne

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 01 April, 2016

Slack establishes APAC headquarters in Melbourne

Collaboration app developer Slack has opened an office in Australia that will serve as its Asia-Pacific headquarters.

The Melbourne office is located in the heritage Carlton Brewery site in Melbourne. It will employ 70 people locally.

Slack said its team messaging app already has tens of thousands of Australian users, including large enterprises such as Telstra, REA Group, SEEK, the AFL and Isobar.

Globally, Slack has grown to 2.3 million daily active users in just two years after launch, in a feat that the company asserts makes it the fastest growing business-to-business application in history. The company generates $64 million in annual recurring revenue.

Slack CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield said Slack’s rapid growth represents the strength of the software market.

“We live in a golden age of software. Work tools are finally benefiting from the type of exciting innovation we’ve seen in consumer apps for years,” he said.

“We’re making a big investment here in Australia to grow our own Slack team, but more importantly to help teams of all sizes be happier and more productive.”

Image courtesy of Slack.

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