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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 Halsey Minor and Larry Ellison.

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.

Practice Fusion is a San Francisco-based company founded by Matthew Douglass, Jonathan Malek and Ryan Howard.

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

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

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.

Automattic is a company developing publishing platforms, including WordPress.com website and VIP WordPress.com cloud version.

Angaza is an enterprise cloud computing and software development company creating a pay as you go platform for manufacturing and distribution companies to sell their products to customers living off the grid.

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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



Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Salesforce Ventures

September 12, 2017

Salesforce Ventures Overview

April 9, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

6sense 

Jason Zintak



Enterprise Cloud Computing

7Summits 

Paul Stillmank



Enterprise Cloud Computing

AirPR 

Dan Beltramo



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Nick Kuodas



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Alation

Sateyen Sangani



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Phil Libin



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Amplero 

Olly Downs



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Andela 

Jeremy Johnson



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Angaza 

Lesley Marincola



Enterprise Cloud Computing

George Kenessey



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Astadia 

Paul Cooley



Enterprise Cloud Computing

AttackIQ 

Stephan Chennette



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Michael Sharkey



Enterprise Cloud computing

Raj De Datta



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Bugcrowd 

Ashish Gupta



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Classy 

Scot Chisholm



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Cogito 

Joshua Feast



Enterprise Cloud Computing

Conga 

Mathew Schiltz



Enterprise Cloud Computing

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Ron Miller
January 21, 2020
TechCrunch
Snyk, the company that wants to help developers secure their code as part of the development process, announced a $150 million investment today. The company indicated the investment brings its valuation to over $1 billion (although it did not share the exact figure). Today's round was led by Stripes, a New York City investment firm [...]
Peerzada Abrar
November 22, 2019
@bsindia
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 [...]
Samar Marwan, Forbes Staff
April 9, 2019
Forbes
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,
Quynh Nguyen
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DealStreetAsia
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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TechCrunch
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...
Frederic Lardinois
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TechCrunch
Contentful, a Berlin- and San Francisco-based startup that provides content management infrastructure for companies like Spotify, Nike, Lyft and others, today announced that it has raised a $33.5 million Series D funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from OMERS Ventures and Sal...

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