Workast raises cash to expand beyond Slack with its message-based task management toolkit

TechCrunch | 2/14/2018 | Jonathan Shieber
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Workast, the popular Slack-based task management toolkit, is looking to expand its messaging horizons.

The company, which answered the prayers of everyone who was sick of working with Asana and other task management applications, has raised $1.85 million in a seed round of funding led by Greycroft Partners as it looks to expand to other messaging platforms.

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Guillermo Gette says his company’s success has all been due to its focus on conversational interfaces and building off of that success, expect to see Workast integrate its task management features with Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Stripe and even Cisco’s chat products.

“Built on top of slack we have been able to acquire users very quickly,” says Gette. “One out of every seven Slack paying companies are using us.”

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Gette said there are now roughly 100,000 active users on a monthly basis that have assigned tasks and monitored their completion using Workast’s tools.

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