June 15, 2017 / 11:17 AM / in 5 months

Messaging startup Slack said to draw interest from Amazon - Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc, a corporate chatroom startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies, including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, talks during the business messaging company's event in San Francisco, California January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

A deal could value the company at at least $9 billion, the report said, citing people with knowledge of the matter. (bloom.bg/2s3CqrD)

Slack declined to comment, while Amazon did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Slack is a platform where employees can send messages, collaborate, organize and share files.

The technology also integrates with a wide variety of business software - such as Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) and Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Skype.

The San Francisco-based company has raised more than $500 million from venture capitalists and was valued at $3.8 billion at its last private financing round a year ago.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri and Arun Koyyur

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