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Slack acquires directory startup Rimeto to enhance searches within the platform

According to Slack, Rimeto will continue to be offered as a standalone product. The price of the deal wasn't disclosed

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  • Slack acquired corporate directory startup Rimeto to enhance its people search tool;
  • Rimeto’s directory features will be integrated into Slack directly, but the platform will also continue to offer Rimeto as a standalone product.

Corporate communication platform Slack announced this Wednesday the acquisition of Rimeto, a SaaS startup focused on helping companies build directories and enhance the search for employees, teams, and projects within their organizations.

According to Slack’s press release, Rimeto allows searches across every attribute. “Whether you’re looking for a project leader or everyone who worked with a specific customer, an expert on sales cycles in a particular region, or just want to understand the new member of your team a little better, it’s all there and it’s all searchable.” The price of the deal wasn’t disclosed.

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With remote work booming worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, this new acquisition is poised to leverage Slack’s usability, as its people search tool currently enables users to look for others only by name, role, or team.

“We’ve been on a mission to help everyone easily find and understand their colleagues—and all of the groups, teams, and projects within their organization,” said Ted Zagat, Rimeto’s founder. “Joining Slack is a special opportunity to accelerate the impact and reach of the product we’ve spent years building. We couldn’t be more excited to help make Slack an even better platform for bringing human connection and collaboration to life.”

Rimeto’s directory features will be integrated into Slack directly, but the platform will also continue to offer Rimeto as a standalone product as well as supporting its existing enterprise customers.