Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco

About

Salesforce Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2009. This investor is located in North America, United States. Salesforce Ventures is a CVC is a part of a corporation. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 2 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Along with Salesforce Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Trinity Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners as well as 314 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Shasta Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, ICONIQ Capital and also 289 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Mayfield Fund, Goldman Sachs, Cisco Investments, as well as 204 other investors.

In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Salesforce Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 2 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. Salesforce Ventures participates, on average, in 10 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 13 other countries. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. Infor, Dropbox, MuleSoft are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are SaaS, Enterprise Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 77 more areas of investment.

Year Founded

2009

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: salesforce.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first last_initial, last, last first_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

>24

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

22.0% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x10.3

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.6 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.9 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

16

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

1

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

3

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Mayfield Fund, Goldman Sachs, Cisco Investments

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