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Sep 15, 2016
Toronto Pitches Slack; Slack Opens Toronto Office
At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, workplace communication company Slack announced the opening of their newest office in downtown Toronto. The expansion will create an estimated 145 new jobs in tech, support and operations.
Slack is one of the Bay Area's most notable tech companies, valued at over $4 billion, with more than 2.7 million daily users. It joins Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Square, Etsy, SalesForce and Uber in the ranks of highly-touted American technology companies which have recently moved into Toronto's downtown.
Notably, the City of Toronto pitched Slack on establishing their new East Coast office in the city. The pitch video has been made public: it stresses Toronto's diverse array of talent, tech community, location, its food and culture, and the harmonized political support that all three levels of government contribute to the industry. Entertainingly, the video also riffs on the classic startup pitch video format, as well as Slack's own platform.
Toronto's value proposition for startups and growing companies is certainly a compelling one, and StartupSource welcomes Slack to Ontario's tech community. You can watch the pitch video here.