Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures is the venture capital arm of Salesforce focused on making investments in enterprise cloud companies.

Salesforce Ventures is the venture capital arm of Salesforce that was founded in 2009 by Sallie Krawcheck and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Salesforce Ventures has partnered and accelerated the growth of over 275 technology companies. The company is focused on making investments in enterprise cloud computing companies and is working with Pledge 1% to encourage its portfolio companies to participate in corporate philanthropy. Notable companies in Salesforce Ventures investment portfolio include Vlocity, DocuSign, Financialforce, Box, Twilio, and Stripe.

Timeline

March 5, 2019

Salesforce Ventures announced the launch of its Australia focused fund.

The Australian Trailblazer Fund will invest $50m in early stage Australian startups.

December 2, 1999

Salesforce Ventures raises a $17,000,000 series A round from Patrick McGovern.

January 1, 1999

Salesforce Ventures raises a $4,000,000 seed round from Larry Ellison and Halsey Minor.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Domo designs and delivers an executive management platform as a service to help executives manage their business.

A company developing publishing platforms, including WordPress.com website and VIP WordPress.com cloud version.It was founded in 2005 and is located in San Francisco, California.

A company offering a cloud platform for digital product creators and product development teams.

Docker provides an open-source project for deploying applications inside software containers.

A software company making an application traffic management platform.

A company providing a translation as a service platform allowing enterprises to understand and be understood by their customers. It participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

A technology company offering software development security platform using open source code.

Bugcrowd is an enterprise cloud computing and computer security crowdsourcing company that offers a platform for security testing, web, mobile, source code, and client-side applications.

GoCardless is a payments company that developed global payments network based on the bank to bank payment systems. It participated in the S11 cohort of Y Combinator

Gainsight, Inc. is a privately held service as a software company founded in 2009 by Jim Eberlin and Sreedhar Peddineni. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Algolia is a company designing and building search and discovery API for websites and mobile apps. It participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

A software company that has created a product management solution. It was founded in 2013 and has headquarters in Nantes, France with offices globally.

A financial technology company offering account aggregation and data analytics within a mobile banking application.

Chute is a company that provides a visual-marketing platform. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

U.S-based web platform connecting insurance providers and payers.

Heap Analytics builds analytics infrastructure for online business. It was founded in 2012.

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Funding rounds

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Investment
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron Sun

Employee

Aashay Desai

Employee

Adam Ely

Employee

Adam Gross

Employee

Al Abut

Employee

Alan Hassenfeld

Employee

Alex Bard

Employee

AMK

Employee

Amruta Moktali

Employee

Amy Kalokerinos

Employee

Anand Henry

Employee

Andrew Ferenci

Employee

Andrew Konoff

Employee

Andrew Wong

Employee

Andrey Gusev

Employee

Antoine Blondeau

Employee

Arunan Sri

Employee

Arvind Thyagarajan

Employee

Aysar K

Employee

Ben Clark

Employee

Ben Weiss

Employee

Betsy Filson

Employee

Bill Schwidder

Employee

Blake Guerrero

Employee

Bobby Brenman

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Salesforce Ventures

September 12, 2017

Salesforce Ventures Overview

April 9, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Jason Zintak

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Paul Stillmank

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Dan Beltramo

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Nick Kuodas

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Sateyen Sangani

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Phil Libin

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Olly Downs

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Jeremy Johnson

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Lesley Marincola

Enterprise Cloud Computing

George Kenessey

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Paul Cooley

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Stephan Chennette

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Michael Sharkey

Enterprise Cloud computing

Raj De Datta

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Ashish Gupta

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Scot Chisholm

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Joshua Feast

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Mathew Schiltz

Enterprise Cloud Computing

News

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April 15, 2020
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Airwallex, a Melbourne-based cross-border financial startup that achieved "unicorn" status last year, announced today that it has raised a $160 million Series D. The round included ANZi Ventures, the investment arm of ANZ Bank, and Salesforce Ventures, along with returning investors DST Global, Tencent, Sequoia Capital China, Hillhouse Capital and Horizons Ventures. Founded in 2015, [...]
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January 21, 2020
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November 22, 2019
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Read more about Series-B round props Automation Anywhere's valuation three-fold to $6.8 bn on Business Standard. Salesforce Ventures leads $290 mn funding with participation from SoftBank, Goldman Sachs. Firm plans to double India headcount to 1,900 in next few years
Ron Miller
November 11, 2019
TechCrunch
In September, Salesforce Ventures, the venture of arm of Salesforce, announced a hefty $300 million investment in Automattic, the company behind WordPress, the ubiquitous content management system (CMS). At the same time, the company was putting the finishing touches on Salesforce CMS, an in-house project it released last week. The question is, why did it [...]
Sarah Perez
October 23, 2019
TechCrunch
North Carolina has been rising as an entrepreneurial hub. It's now home to massive deals, like IBM buying Red Hat for $34 billion and Fortnite maker Epic Games raising a landmark $1.25 billion, both which helped to put the state -- and the Triangle region, in particular -- on the map. And now it's just [...]
Ingrid Lunden
October 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Algolia, one of the group of startups that provides search as a service for websites and apps as an alternative to Google and other search engines, is announcing a major round of funding today to fuel its growth. The startup -- which already has over 8,000 customers, including big names like Twitch, Slack, Discovery and [...]
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April 9, 2019
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While the adoption of voice AI has been much more popular for consumers than for businesses so far, industry leaders say change on the horizon,
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Salesforce Ventures, the CVC arm of US-based Salesforce Inc, has launched a $50-million venture capital fund focusing on Australian startups.
Ingrid Lunden
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Chatbots and other AI-based tools have firmly found footing in the world of customer service, used either to augment or completely replace the role of a human responding to questions and complaints, or (sometimes, annoyingly, at the same time as the previous two functions) sell more products to use...
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