Slack reviews from startup founders

319 reviews by founders
June 22, 2017

Slack has been great--it cuts down on email exchange, and having various channels gives transparency without cluttering the communication.

Kevin Roche

Co-founder & CTO - Wellthy

June 16, 2017

We can say that we are a Slack-driven company. We have a ton of integrations and a ton of bots. As a VP, it helps me manage more efficiently because at any given time I can get a pretty good idea of anything that is going on in the company, no matter where I am. Some people complain that there is a lot of noise coming from Slack. That is why we had to regulate it. For example, GIFs are only allowed in one channel. Overall it’s been far better than handling everything with email, and it’s adding more productivity than it takes away. It is also great for connecting with people that are working remotely; it makes everyone feel included.

Ryan Nash

VP of Technology - Gust

June 12, 2017

I do not like Slack; it is easy to lose messages and videos are horrible.

Liz Zalman

Co-founder & CEO - StrongDM

Stacklist Stats

71%Stacklist Startups Are Using Slack

Slack - Best Internal Communication Tools for Startups

Slack is an internal communication tool that helps companies stay transparent by funneling otherwise isolated conversations into one, easily navigated location. Slack creates channels for designated conversations, allowing members to stay in the loop and read archived discussions on the topic at hand. Slack stands out for its usability and stellar integrations, which make pulling files from other apps a snap. Slack also adds an element of fun to the package, giving users the ability to add custom emojis to the conversation to spice up the workday. Slack is one of the more expensive internal communications tools on the market, but its ease of use and integrations make it the most popular, as well.

How startups use Slack?

Slack’s overwhelming popularity extends to companies of all sizes and stages--it’s used just as frequently by Seed-stage startups as by their enterprise equivalents.

How much does Slack cost?

Free to use for an infinite number of users! Upgrades add additional features, controls and integrations, starting at $6.67/user/month for the Standard package, and $12.50/user/month for the Plus package. By the end of 2015, Slack plans to roll out an Enterprise package that will ring in at $40/user/month.

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