Slack’s alternative, Rocket.Chat managed to raise $19 million in Series A funding. It's no surprise that every collaboration platform (open-source or not) has seen a significant rise in their user base after the pandemic.
Rocket.Chat saw a growth of 500% in their user base and a 260% increase in their open-source community.
The notable investors include:
Valor Capital Group, Greycroft, Monashees, NEA, e.ventures, Graphene Ventures, ONEVC, and DGF.
Founder and CEO of Rocket.Chat, Gabriel Engel said, “We’re getting closer to writing a new page in the history of modern communication. To prove that the future of communication is not on closed systems. To enable conversations to be easy, open, and flexible. Just like in real life.”
“We will improve product quality focusing on stability, scalability, and security and make the product even more user-friendly and easy to contribute.” said the Chief Technology Officer at Rocket.Chat, Rodrigo Nascimento.
Rocket.Chat plans to introduce the Blockchain Federation which should enable interconnection among Rocket. They also plan to have a marketplace for Enterprise apps where users can build their apps and distribute it across the network. The addition of smart bots and more channel integration options is also something that would enhance the functionality of the chat app by making the experience interactive.
The security of the messenger will be one of the primary areas of improvement as well.
Not to forget, they also want to improve their open-source community by introducing training & certifications along with virtual conferences and more.
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