July 23, 2017

A Slack integration is Magic’s next act

Remember the text message-based service on-demand company, Magic Assistant? In a whirlwind two months after the service’s launch on Product Hunt , Magic went viral based on its claims to deliver anything ; promptly raised a rumored $12 million from Sequoia Capital (with Sir Michael Moritz, KBE joining the board); and then went into hiding as it figured out an actual business plan.

The company emerged a year later with a premium pricing plan and more perspective on what their business actually can be… and then returned to relative obscurity and the basic blocking and tackling of business building.

Well, it’s back again — and this time with Slack!

The company has integrated its text-based, on-demand service-as-a-service into the enterprise messaging monster that is Slack.

A Slack integration isn’t all that special ( almost everyone is doing it ), but it did give us a chance to catch up with the Magic team and find out how things have been going.

According to them, the answer is “pretty well.”For those of y’all who don’t remember the back story, Magic launched on Product Hunt in 2015 as a side project for the five Oberlin graduates (holler at your alma mater) who were in Y Combinator […]

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