MUNDANE NO MORE
Solving office problems is not only cool but also lucrative
Founded in 2013 by Stewart Butterfield, Slack has made intraoffice communication as easy as a group chat app—featuring emojis, GIFs, and all that business stuff like document and file sharing. Touted as the world’s fastest-growing startup, it has a $3.8 billion valuation, 1.25 million paying users, and $100 million in sales.
Using web-based enterprise apps on multiple devices is a security risk. In 2009, Todd McKinnon and Frederic Kerrest co-founded Okta to manage security for cloud-based apps by creating a single, secure login. With customers as diverse as Western Union and LinkedIn, the San Francisco–based company is worth more than $1 billion.
Founded in 2003 by serial entrepreneur Tom Gonser, DocuSign’s software allows people to securely put their John Hancock on official documents remotely— from judges digitally signing warrants to tenants signing a lease on the go. The company is worth more than $3 billion.