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 percent 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. In March 2023, Salesforce Ventures launched a $250 million generative artificial intelligence (AI) fund. The first companies it plans on investing in are Anthropic, Cohere, Hearth AI, and You.com.
The Australian Trailblazer Fund will invest $50m in early stage Australian startups.