Salesforce Ventures

Founded 2009

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Total investments 453
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$29M
Portfolio companies 382
Rounds per year 37.75
Lead investments 68
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 94
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
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

Leapwork

Software
1
$62M25 Aug 2021 Capital Region of Denmark Copenhagen Denmark

Upstream Security

Autonomous Vehicles
Cyber Security
Machine Learning
Network Security
SaaS
Software
1
$62M24 Aug 2021 Israel Tel Aviv District

Hashnode

Information Services
Internet
Online Forums
Social Media
Software
1
$6M18 Aug 2021 Delaware Dover United States

Monte Carlo

Analytics
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Software
1
$60M17 Aug 2021 California San Francisco United States

Youreka Labs

Apps
Software
1
$8M12 Aug 2021 Baltimore Maryland United States

FireHydrant

Information Technology
Software
1
$23M10 Aug 2021 United States, New York

Crehana

Collaborative Consumption
E-Learning
EdTech
Education
Internet
1
$70M05 Aug 2021 Lima Peru

Yellow Messenger

Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Messaging
Software
1
$78M04 Aug 2021 India, Bengaluru

Culture Amp

Analytics
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
SaaS
1
$100M29 Jul 2021 Australia, Melbourne
News
Spenmo Raises US$34M in Series A Funding

– Spenmo, a Singapore-based provider of payments software for growing businesses, raised a US$34M Series A funding.
– The round was led by New York-based private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners with participation from Lee Fixel’s Addition, Salesforce Ventures, Alpha JWC, Global Founders’ Capital, Broadhaven, Operator Partners and Commerce Ventures, and angel investors such as William Hockey (Founder of Plaid), Reuben Lai (Senior MD, Grab Financial Group) and Ongki Kurniawan (Head of Stripe Indonesia, Ex-Head of Grab Indonesia).
– After its launch in Singapore last year, Spenmo has since expanded across Southeast Asia and has thousands of customers from various sectors, including high-growth startups, SMBs, mid-market companies, and accounting firms.

Propel Announces $20 Million Series C to Help Manufacturers Deliver Long Term Customer Engagement

– Propel announced it has raised $20m in Series C financing.
– The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Cloud Apps Capital Partners, Green D Ventures and TIFF.
– The company has raised a total of $48m in funding to date.
– With this new round of funding, Propel will continue its development of Product 360 – the only unified quality management (QMS), product lifecycle management (PLM) and commercialization solution built on Salesforce.
– By connecting product, quality, customer and supplier information in a single platform, Product 360 helps manufacturers launch products faster, simplify quality and compliance, and improve their employee user experience.

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