Slack, which was valued at $3 billion with a financing last year, is reportedly raising a new financing of $150 million. The company has already raised well over $300 million in funding and has been tagged a unicorn since October 2014. Slack would use a new investment to support its messaging app, according to reports, and to help continue its growth while the current IPO market sits at a standstill.
Slack has become a major player in the team communication and project management space. Using the platform, teams can share files and communicate through either private or shared channels. The company's daily user count has risen to 2.3 million, up from roughly 500,000 a year ago, and those users are active for an estimated 320 million minutes a day (roughly 140 minutes per user). Slack has also revealed plans to incorporate voice and video conferencing into its platform.