A deal could value the company at at least $9 billion. Slack is a platform where employees can send messages, collaborate, organise and share files.

Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, talks during the business messaging company's event in San Francisco.
Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, talks during the business messaging company's event in San Francisco.

Slack Technologies Inc, a corporate chat room startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies, including Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

A deal could value the company at at least $9 billion, the report said, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Slack declined to comment, while Amazon did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Slack is a platform where employees can send messages, collaborate, organise and share files.

The technology also integrates with a wide variety of business software – such as Salesforce.com Inc and Microsoft Corp's Skype.

The San Francisco-based company has raised more than $500 million from venture capitalists and was valued at $3.8 billion at its last private financing round a year ago.

Source: Reuters