Salesforce Ventures

Founded 2009

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Total investments 525
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$34M
Portfolio companies 281
Rounds per year 23.42
Lead investments 68
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.32
Exits 84
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • CRM
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Software
Summary

Salesforce Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States. Salesforce Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Salesforce Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2019. This Salesforce Ventures works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Infor, Dropbox, MuleSoft. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are SaaS, Enterprise Software. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Salesforce Ventures, startups are often financed by Trinity Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Shasta Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, ICONIQ Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Mayfield Fund, Goldman Sachs, Cisco Investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Popmenu

Hospitality
Information Technology
Internet
Restaurants
SaaS
Software
Late Stage Venture
65M11 Jun 2021 United States, Atlanta

Gong

Artificial Intelligence
CRM
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Media and Entertainment
News
Sales
Software
Video
Late Stage Venture
250M03 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Guild Education

Career Planning
EdTech
Education
Employee Benefits
Late Stage Venture
150M02 Jun 2021 United States, Denver

Spiff

Financial Services
FinTech
Information Services
Information Technology
Sales
Sales Automation
Software
Early Stage Venture
46M01 Jun 2021 United States, Sandy

Qualified.com

B2B
CRM
E-Commerce
Marketing
Marketing Automation
Sales
Sales Automation
Early Stage Venture
51M25 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

Forter

E-Commerce
FinTech
Fraud Detection
SaaS
Late Stage Venture
300M21 May 2021 United States, New York

Early Stage Venture
42M19 May 2021

OSF Digital

Brand Marketing
CRM
Data Integration
Digital Marketing
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Software
Web Development
43M12 May 2021 Canada, Quebec

Airkit

Computer
Software
Early Stage Venture
40M11 May 2021 United States, Palo Alto
News
Copado Raises $140 Million Series C Round to Expand Its DevOps Platform Across Leading Enterprise SaaS Clouds, Approaches $1.2 Billion Valuation
– Copado has raised $140m in Series C financing. – The round was led by Insight Partners and includes participation from new investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Declaration Partners and DG Ventures, as well as existing investors Salesforce Ventures, ISAI Cap Venture, Lead Edge Capital, and Perpetual Investors. Strategic investor IBM Ventures also participated in the round. – Proceeds will be used to expand its DevOps and AI-enabled testing solutions across the leading enterprise SaaS platforms driving today’... Read more
Process automation startup Leapwork nabs $62M
– Copenhagen-based Leapwork, which was founded in 2015, announced it has closed a $62 million. – The series B round was co-led by KKR and Salesforce Ventures. – With Leapwork, users show the platform which processes they want to automate by recording the processes in context, validating the steps, and entering input data where needed. – The platform breaks down the workflows in “flowchart language,” with building blocks that handle logic and provide a graphical representation of each step. Read more

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