Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield jokingly proposed to Jen Rubio, cofounder of $1.four billion Away, on Twitter, and the entire thing actually confused Silicon Valley (SLCK)

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Stewart Butterfield

  • On Tuesday, Slack CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield appeared to suggest to Away co-founder and president Jen Rubio over Twitter.
  • Rubio later tweeted that Buttterfield is kidding — however within the hour or so in between, many Twitter customers had been confused if this was an actual proposal or not.
  • Earlier on Tuesday, Away introduced a $1.four billion valuation and a brand new spherical of funding, because the Wall Road Journal reported.
  • And on Monday, Slack held its investor presentation forward of its personal IPO. 
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Slack CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield jokingly proposed marriage to Away co-founder and president Jen Rubio over Twitter — however many followers could not work out whether or not it was an actual proposal or not. 

On Tuesday, the Wall Road Journal reported that Away, the bags startup, landed a $1.four billion valuation with a brand new funding spherical.

Butterfield shared the article on Twitter and tweeted to Away co-founder and president Jen Rubio saying, “Let’s make right this moment a double-whammy — Jennifer, will you marry me? Promise I am not only a golddigger.”

Then, Butterfield mentioned that he discovered that Rubio is presently in flight, with no web entry.

Nonetheless, it quickly seemed like Rubio did even have WiFi entry, has proven on this obvious Slack change between the 2 that Butterfield shared on Twitter. 

Shortly thereafrer, Rubio didn’t straight reply to Butterfield’s obvious proposal, however fairly commented on Away’s funding spherical: “This new capital will assist us proceed to construct a powerful enterprise and neighborhood of vacationers around the globe!”

The unique proposal, and the cryptic non-answer of Rubio’s response, made many in Silicon Valley and past surprise if this was the true deal, prompting perplexed replies.

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About an hour and twenty minutes later, Rubio tweeted that Butterfield was kidding.

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Even Slack workers appeared to be confused by the entire thing: 

 

For his half, Butterfield appeared to precise some contrition for the joke, after all of the confusion:

 

Aside from Rubio’s success at Away, Butterfield has rather a lot occurring, himself:  Slack filed to go public in April. It was formally valued at $7.1 billion after its newest financing spherical, final August. On Monday, Butterfield appeared in a livecast investor presentation, laying out Slack’s enterprise for would-be stockholders following the IPO.

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