Big companies have an unfair advantage in distribution and bundling

Originally posted at The Investing Desk: https://www.the-investing-desk.com/blog/why-slack-lost-to-teams

Salesforce recently bought Slack for $27B. A win for investors in every stage. Even if you invested just recently, you got a nice bump on the stock price when the sale came through.

But the sale is also a defeat in some way. Slack couldn’t stand as a standalone company against its competition — namely, Microsoft teams.

Even though Slack had the superior product (debatable, but most will agree), it had lost to teams.

The reasons for the failure against teams also mark…

Snir David

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