Slack sets up Asia Pacific HQ in Melbourne

Team messaging app sets up shop in Victoria

Slack today formally opened its Australian office in Melbourne. The office will also serve as the Asia Pacific headquarters of the company.

Local users of the team messaging application include Telstra, REA Group, the AFL, CSR and SEEK.

The office’s opening is expected to create 70 new jobs.

“Melbourne has been incredibly welcoming and offers a wealth of talent, which made choosing the city as our Asia Pacific headquarters an easy decision,” Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said.

“We live in a golden age of software. Work tools are finally benefitting from the type of exciting innovation we’ve seen in consumer apps for years. We’re making a big investment here in Australia to grow our own Slack team, but more importantly to help teams of all sizes be happier and more productive.”

Slack has 2.3 million daily active users including 675,000 paid users; more than 1.5 billion messages are sent on the platform every month.

The company currently has in excess of 365 employees.

Slack says it has annual recurring revene of $64 million

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