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July 24, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
The ambitious young entrepreneurs who left Facebook Inc. to build their own company, Asana, have raised $28 million and recruited Peter Thiel to join the San Francisco company's board. The funding values Asana at $280 million, a person familiar with the deal said. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and former Facebook employee Justin Rosenstein said Thiel, who was the first to invest in Facebook and sits on the social networking giant's board, will be a key advisor. "Peter has a lot of experience in building strong organizations in very deliberate and steady ways.
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August 14, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley may be best-known for its consumer technology companies. But software is definitely not just for consumers anymore. The latest entrant: Slack, a flashy new service that makes it easier for co-workers to communicate and collaborate from Stewart Butterfield, founder of a startup in Vancouver, Canada, called Tiny Speck. Companies selling software to businesses are in the midst of a renaissance here. Designers who grew up on the Web have touched off a wave of innovation, rejecting clunky software in favor of stylish, simple tools that mimic the familiar templates of Facebook and Google.
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April 24, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Asana, the San Francisco start-up from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, has launched a paid version of its productivity and collaboration tool geared to businesses. The paid version has more features than the free version and is not limited to 30 users as the free version is. It's a first step to take on entrenched players and young start-ups in the project management software market. The paid version starts at $300 a month for up to 50 users. Teams of 30 can also upgrade to the paid version for $100 a month.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
The ambitious young entrepreneurs who left Facebook Inc. to build their own company, Asana, have raised $28 million and recruited Peter Thiel to join the San Francisco company's board. The funding values Asana at $280 million, a person familiar with the deal said. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and former Facebook employee Justin Rosenstein said Thiel, who was the first to invest in Facebook and sits on the social networking giant's board, will be a key advisor. "Peter has a lot of experience in building strong organizations in very deliberate and steady ways.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - All eyes are on Facebook Inc., which is on the verge of a $100-billion initial public stock offering. But the people to watch are an elite group of former company insiders. Already loaded, or soon to be, thanks to the looming Wall Street payday, these Facebook pals are furiously building the next generation of Silicon Valley companies. And they're doing it together. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, the world's youngest billionaire at 27, has teamed with Facebook alumnus Justin Rosenstein on Asana, which makes online software that helps people work together more effectively.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley may be best-known for its consumer technology companies. But software is definitely not just for consumers anymore. The latest entrant: Slack, a flashy new service that makes it easier for co-workers to communicate and collaborate from Stewart Butterfield, founder of a startup in Vancouver, Canada, called Tiny Speck. Companies selling software to businesses are in the midst of a renaissance here. Designers who grew up on the Web have touched off a wave of innovation, rejecting clunky software in favor of stylish, simple tools that mimic the familiar templates of Facebook and Google.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2008 | Jessica Guynn, Times staff writer
Facebook Inc. co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is leaving the social networking start-up to form another, continuing the recent string of high-level departures. Moskovitz, 24, founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, its chief executive, while both were students at Harvard. Moskovitz, who used to oversee engineering, plans to leave Facebook in about a month with Justin Rosenstein, a 25-year-old engineering manager who joined Facebook from Google in June 2007.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz unveiled his highly anticipated new company, a developer of software that aims to help people work more efficiently. Asana is a task manager that enables teams of people to manage their work flow by breaking projects into tasks. The Web-based software gives workers one central place where they can see what colleagues are doing and get updates on how a project is progressing, Moskovitz said. Moskovitz, at 27 the world's youngest billionaire according to Forbes, and Asana co-founder Justin Rosenstein, a former colleague from Facebook, said they think of it as the modern way of working.
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April 9, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
As Facebook shoots toward a $100-billion initial public stock offering, the race is already on to find the next Facebook. And the smart money in Silicon Valley is betting one group has the inside track: Facebook's early employees. While building the world's largest social network, they built a social network of their own. Now that they have parted company with Facebook to seek their own fortunes, they have a competitive edge: each other. These ambitious young entrepreneurs call on one another for money and advice, sit on each other's boards and hook up to celebrate birthdays and weddings.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
The 700 people lucky enough to work for online social-games maker Zynga Game Network Inc. feast on exotic gourmet grub prepared by professional chefs. They soothe stress with a visit to the company masseuse or reflexologist. And they take a break to get their hair cut. All for free. If singled out for a quarterly award, an employee can win a weekend spin in a $200,000 Lamborghini or a carload of vested stock. No perk is too small. Administrative assistants are even dispatched to engineers' homes to wait for the cable guy so engineers can stay laser-focused on developing the next hit game.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Asana, the San Francisco start-up from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, has launched a paid version of its productivity and collaboration tool geared to businesses. The paid version has more features than the free version and is not limited to 30 users as the free version is. It's a first step to take on entrenched players and young start-ups in the project management software market. The paid version starts at $300 a month for up to 50 users. Teams of 30 can also upgrade to the paid version for $100 a month.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - All eyes are on Facebook Inc., which is on the verge of a $100-billion initial public stock offering. But the people to watch are an elite group of former company insiders. Already loaded, or soon to be, thanks to the looming Wall Street payday, these Facebook pals are furiously building the next generation of Silicon Valley companies. And they're doing it together. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, the world's youngest billionaire at 27, has teamed with Facebook alumnus Justin Rosenstein on Asana, which makes online software that helps people work together more effectively.
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