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Slack faces stiff competition on the road to public listing

Feb 5, 2019
Office communication services company Slack has applied with the SEC to list shares publicly.
Slack this week allowed the sending of invitations to other Slack users via their email addresses, which opened the door for abuse and harassment.
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Direct listings bypass traditional IPO process

Jan 14, 2019
Slack hopes it can repeat the success of Spotify's unusual public offering.
When Spotify went public last spring, it scrapped the traditional IPO process and began directly trading existing shares.
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Spotify’s non-IPO: What’s a ‘direct listing’ anyway?

Apr 6, 2017
Here’s why the music streaming service is considering a method of going public that’s quite rare.
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