Oct
19
2017
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Atlassian is on one heck of a run

 When Atlassian went public at the end of 2015, it was a bit of an anomaly: a tech IPO whose numbers looked quite good with some profitability. It’s been almost two years since that IPO, and since then, the company’s valuation is at around $9 billion. The company popped 32% on its first day and hit a valuation of $5.8 billion. A lot of that is thanks to an insane run this year so… Read More

Jun
13
2017
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Atlassian launches a new subscription bundle that includes all of its developer tools

This photo taken on December 8, 2015 shows flags adorning the head office of Australian tech start-up Atlassian . Atlassian today announced the launch of Atlassian Stack, a new subscription service that bundles virtually all of the company’s self-hosted developer tools into a single offering. Starting at $186,875 per year for 1,000 licenses, this new bundle is meant to make the procurement process for enterprises easier and cheaper (despite what looks like an eye watering price at first). Instead… Read More

Apr
13
2017
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Custom status messages are coming to Slack

 AFK, BRB, in a coffee meeting or what not — Slack, with its constant stream of communication, is probably not the the first place you’d drop an away message or status update to keep people informed of what you’re up to. But now Slack is adding its own flavor of status updates and away messages. Read More

Apr
11
2017
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Slack developers get another small tool to fill out their bot functionality

 Slack, which at times can sometimes seem allergic to product changes, is making an alteration and giving developers the ability to add a drop-down menu to give additional responses and actions to Slackbot messages. Read More

Mar
09
2017
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Astro raises an $8 million Series A for its AI-powered email solution for teams

 On the surface, Astro, launching its public beta today, is a nifty but not completely necessary email client that combines machine intelligence and a bot interface to improve workflows and increase the signal to noise ratio of mail for power users. But the real story is that the startup, backed with a new $8 million Series A led by Redpoint, is gearing up to pitch enterprises on… Read More

Oct
18
2016
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SafetyCulture’s mobile safety management SaaS pulls in $23M Series B, led by Index

toolbox_meeting_iauditor SafetyCulture, the maker of a b2b inspection checklist app called iAuditor, has pulled in a $23 million Series B funding led by Index Ventures. Also participating Blackbird Ventures and Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, who led its Series A round in 2014. Read More

Oct
12
2016
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Atlassian keeps one foot in the data center and one in the cloud with new products

This photo taken on December 8, 2015 shows flags adorning the head office of Australian tech start-up Atlassian . Atlassian wants the best of both the cloud and data center worlds, and it announced at the Atlassian Summit today that it was expanding its data center-cloud strategy with new products. At a time when companies are shifting their business to the cloud, it may seem like an odd approach to offer both cloud and on-prem products, but Atlassian sees it as hedging its bets in a world that remains… Read More

Aug
18
2016
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Atlassian’s HipChat gets group video chats

HipChat_Group_Video In Atlassian‘s view, video is the next battlefield in the enterprise chat wars (a war it is mostly fighting with Slack, it seems). Its HipChat group messaging app launched one-on-one video chats back in 2014, but today, it is pushing this further by launching group video chats, as well.
To enable this, Atlassian built a new video platform based on its acquisition of BlueJimp and that… Read More

Jun
30
2016
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SmartRecruiters raises $30 million for hiring software

RECRUITMENT_MARKETING-tap_into_your_entire_hiring_pool--browser[2][1] Because managing a large pool of job applicants can be cumbersome, SmartRecruiters thinks its software has the right tools to keep you organized in your candidate search. The team counts clients like Square, Atlassian and Equinox gyms, who use SmartRecruiters to manage job postings and communicate about prospective employees. Now SmartRecruiters is arming itself with a $30 million funding… Read More

Dec
10
2015
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Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Begins Trading Up 32% at $27.67, Valued At $5.8 Billion

atlassian-white-blue After pricing its IPO at $21, above the expected range of $19 to $20, Atlassian began trading up 32% at $27.67 in its debut on the Nasdaq today. This gives the company a valuation of $5.8 billion. The Australia-based unicorn, whose backers include Accel and T. Rowe Price, raised capital at over a $3.3 billion valuation in the private markets. In the wake of companies like Square and Box… Read More

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