While Salesforce is about to finalize the acquisition of Slack, the collaborative communication platform has just completed the acquisition of the Woven application offering a collaborative agenda for professionals.
5 candles later, the Woven calendar app will turn off. Launched in 2016 by Tim Campos (former chief information officer of Facebook, and current CEO of Woven) and Burc Arpat (co-founder and technical director responsible for engineering), the startup announces on its blog that it has been acquired by Slack for a amount not communicated. The two companies know each other well, because Slack was one of the early investors (via Slack Fund) recalls the post.
Tim Campos said he would have liked to keep Woven for his users, but explained that continuing as Slack was the best decision. “Burc Arpat and I decided that our pace was not fast enough to complete our mission with the current company. This is what led to the decision to stop Woven and make big changes ”. Woven Software will cease its activities from May 28, 2021. For his part, Tim Campos announces “to have new projects for [lui]- same as[il] will share later ”.
Slack wants to align with collaborative agendas
In the two years since its launch, “Woven has scheduled over 2.2 million events and saved users over 10 million minutes. We’ve helped our users make sense of over 250 million events hosted by over 40 million people, ”adds the co-founder. The application offers connectors with G Suite (now Workspace) and Office.
This acquisition will allow Slack to diversify its offer and compete with the two giants Google and Microsoft, current leaders in the field of productivity. As a reminder, the collaboration platform is in the process of being acquired by the CRM editor in SaaS mode, Salesforce. Its CEO, Marc Benioff, has thus added a trophy to its hunting roster which has more than 60 acquisitions in 21 years.