I interview Clearfind co-founder James Layfield to help me better understand the Salesforce and Slack deal. Clearfind is specialized in software management solutions. Clearfind has a database of around 50.000 software products in 800 software categories.
James helps me understand whether Salesforce can go after Microsoft and whether Alphabet or even Facebook are potential rivals.
I'm curious if the combination can attack new business lines or categories. Can there be revenue synergies? Are there other players that could also want in and potential for a bidding war? Is the merger likely to help Salesforce to expand its foothold in the SMB space? What churn, an important metric in SAAS valuation, can we expect?