Slack raises $250 million

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Or so say people familiar with the matter. Accel, which has been an investor since it led the company's seed round, and SoftBank led the round. Aside from its incredible popularity as a collaboration tool, I think Slack also could become a very important tool in automating data center operations and certain software development tasks. There are always lots of rumors about Slack getting acquired, and with a new $5 billion valuation, the bar is set pretty high.

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