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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

May 28, 2020
Salesforce Ventures Launches $125M Europe Trailblazer Fund.
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.

2015
In 2015, Salesforce Ventures introduced its first $100m investment commitment in Europe and brought on Alex Kayyal as partner and head of Europe to lead the fund.
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
Industry
Website
Location
Twilio

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

VLocity was a San Francisco-based developer of cloud CRM apps founded in 2014 by James Ramsey, Mark Armenante, Craig Ramsey, David Schmaier, Jeff Amann and Young Sohn.

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

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

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

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.

TechSee is an Israeli technology company that specializes in intelligent visual CX solutions powered by computer vision AI and augmented reality.

U.S-based company providing a platform to match patients with the right healthcare personnel.

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.

IFTTT is a smart-home technology company and software, focused on connecting Internet-of-Things enabled smart devices.

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.

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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
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

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Reza Chowdhury
May 3, 2021
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April 20, 2021
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Class, an edtech startup that integrates exclusively with Zoom to make remote teaching more elegant, has raised $12.25 million in new financing. The round brings Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady onto its capital table. CEO and founder Michael Chasen said that Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, approached the company [...]
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April 12, 2021
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Snyk
March 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Snyk, the leader in cloud native application security, today announced that the company has closed a Series E financing, totaling $300 million....
Amy Lewin
March 4, 2021
Sifted
Virtual events platform Hopin has raised $400m from Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst almost tripled its valuation in four months.
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Paayal Zaveri
February 17, 2021
Business Insider
The round comes after a year of huge growth for Copado, which makes a DevOps platform for Salesforce customers.
Rosalie Chan, Melia Russell, Jeff Elder and Ashley Stewart
February 13, 2021
Business Insider
If there's one industry you can bet on during an economic downturn, it's enterprise tech. These are the startups where we think you should work.
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