Meet the Slack-backed Voice Messaging Start-Up, Yac

Emotional, Burning, Unlimited Tuned Laboratory

Yac, a start-up aiming to revolutionise voice messaging in the enterprise, has raised $7.5m to develop its audio communications platform.

The Florida-based firm, which counts Slack among its investors, was founded in 2019 and says its mission is to “eliminate pointless meetings”. Its features include voice messaging, screen sharing and group meetings – with a large focus being placed on ‘asynchronous’ messaging. The term asynchronous refers to messages where the recipient is not expected to reply in real-time, as opposed to video chats or instant messaging. Yac calls the concept “podcast-like messages”, with the implicit rule being that responses can take minutes or even hours to be sent…