Salesforce Ventures Launches Second $100 Million Impact Fund

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced its second Impact Fund from Salesforce Ventures, the company's global strategic investment arm. The new $100 million fund will accelerate the growth of cloud companies addressing some of today's most pressing needs including education and reskilling, climate action, diversity, equity and inclusion, and providing tech for nonprofits and foundations. "Now more than ever, we believe business can be a powerful platform for change. We must leverage technology and invest in…

Salesforce Announces New $50 Million Consultant Trailblazer Fund From Salesforce Ventures

Global leader in CRM doubles down with an additional $50 million fund to empower cloud consulting firms and digital agencies to drive business transformation for customers around the world Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched a new $50 million Consultant Trailblazer Fund. The new fund will provide the next generation of cloud consulting companies and digital agencies with the capital required to build and scale their…

Salesforce Ventures Launches New $125 Million Europe Trailblazer Fund

Salesforce Ventures Has Already Invested in More Than 50 Leading Startups Across 13 European Countries Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched a $125 million Europe Trailblazer Fund to continue to fuel enterprise cloud startups. Salesforce Ventures was the most active Corporate VC in Europe1 last year and has invested in companies pioneering digital payments, machine vision, artificial intelligence, blockchain and the API…

Salesforce Ventures Introduces $50 Million Australia Trailblazer Fund

New, Dedicated Fund Will Empower Australian Startups to Scale, Invest in Innovation and Drive Customer Success Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched the Australia Trailblazer Fund, a new $50 million fund to empower Australian startups in the Salesforce ecosystem. With this new fund, Salesforce Ventures deepens its commitment to the region by investing in local innovation and inspiring Australian entrepreneurs to create next…

Salesforce Ventures Introduces $100 Million Japan Trailblazer Fund

New fund will empower Japanese startups, fuel cloud innovation and drive customer success Unveiling of fund kicks off Salesforce World Tour Tokyo Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched the Japan Trailblazer Fund, a new $100 million fund to empower Japanese startups in the Salesforce ecosystem. With this new fund, Salesforce Ventures strengthens its position as one of the leading foreign corporate venture…

What’s Cooking at Salesforce? SessionM’s 23.8 Million Series E Funding Led by Salesforce Ventures

This is the Second Investment in SessionM by Salesforce Ventures Salesforce Ventures, the global corporate investment group of Salesforce, led the $23.8 million funding round for SessionM, a customer data and engagement platform. Other existing premier investors that participated in the round included Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. This is the second investment in the company by Salesforce Ventures. It had earlier participated in a $35 million…

Salesforce Ventures Introduces $100 Million Canada Trailblazer Fund

New Fund Is Part of Salesforce's $2 Billion Commitment to Canada; Unveiling of Fund Kicks off Salesforce World Tour Toronto and Dreampitch Competition Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched the Canada Trailblazer Fund, a $100 million fund to invest in Canadian startups and fuel cloud innovation and customer success in the region. Salesforce Ventures has supported the Canadian startup community since 2011, investing in…

IFTTT Mounts $24 Million Funding Led By Salesforce Ventures to Build a More Connected World

IFTTT Platform Customers Have the Opportunity to Integrate with over 600 Devices and Apps IFTTT, a leading applet creation platform, has announced $24 million in funding led by Salesforce Ventures with participation from IBM, Chamberlain Group, and Fenox Venture Capital. The company is focused on building a more connected world. The new capital will enable IFTTT to hire top talent to take on industry-changing initiatives and expand its platform. Currently, IFTTT helps app developers to build Applets, and embed them…

Salesforce Ventures Introduces New $50 Million Impact Investment Fund

New Fund Will Fuel The Growth Of Companies Using Salesforce Technology To Address Challenges Across Workforce Development, Equality, Sustainability And The Social Sector First Funding Recipients Include Angaza, Ellevest, Hustle And Viridislearning Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced the Salesforce Impact Fund from Salesforce Ventures, the company's corporate investment group. The new $50 million fund will accelerate the growth of companies using Salesforce technology to address challenges across…

Kustomer Raises $35 Million Series C Led by Battery Ventures, Further Challenging Salesforce and Zendesk as it Expands Into the Enterprise…

Adds Neeraj Agrawal, General Partner at Battery Ventures, to Board of Directors Kustomer, the next-generation customer management platform for the people-first enterprise, announced a $35 million Series C round led by Battery Ventures, bringing Kustomer’s total funding to $73.5 million. The investment comes just 6 months after its Series B round in June of 2018. Kustomer plans to use the capital to accelerate its go-to-market strategy, expand internationally, and invest in its platform, launching new products while…

Auth0 Selected as Identity Vendor of Choice for Salesforce Customer 360 Identity

Salesforce’s Next Generation Identity demands the scalability, agility, and connected digital experiences that Auth0 offers Auth0, the identity platform for application teams, announced it has been selected as the identity provider to power authentication for Salesforce Customer 360 Identity, its best-in-class consumer identity and access management (CIAM) technology, providing a single, trusted identity for more streamlined user management. Salesforce Customer 360 Identity will go into a pilot phase at the end of the year…

Deepening Salesforce CRM Integrations to Improve CX for Financial Services

Hearsay Systems Deepens Salesforce CRM Integrations to Improve Financial Services-Focused Customer Experiences; Announces Investment from Salesforce Ventures Salesforce CRM integrations have been driving the last mile customer experience management demands for various industries. In a major announcement from the Salesforce economy, last-mile CDP company for the financial services Hearsay Systems has announced a strategic Salesforce partnership. The new-age CDP - Cloud CRM partnership will further empower Marketing and…

Arena Raises $2.3 Million Seed 2 Round Led by Redpoint Eventures

Arena enables media and e-commerce companies and nearly every other online business to improve experiences and reclaim ownership of their audiences from social media giants During his days at Hulu as part of the advertising sales team that scaled the media company’s revenue from $80 million to more than $1 billion, Arena CEO Paulo Martins had an epiphany. Nearly every single company in the world needs to make marketing decisions based on customer data and build their own customer experiences to more wisely spend marketing…

Salesforce Data Recovery Service to Retire in July: Odaseva Provides Businesses with a Plan to Protect Their Data in the Cloud

Salesforce's plan to end its Data Protection Solution on July 31 adds more challenges for organizations to maintain business continuity. Odaseva, the unified data protection, data privacy and DataOps platform, wants to remind Salesforce customers that there is no better time to develop an effective data protection plan, especially as the Salesforce Data Recovery Service is retiring on July 31, 2020. To maintain business continuity, Salesforce customers should consider proactive solutions to backup and restore their…

Snowflake Announces Next Phase of Partnership with Salesforce to Power Customers’ Business Transformations with Data

New technology innovations power customers with exceptional scale and access to data to drive business decisions Snowflake, the cloud data platform, announced the latest technology advancements from its partnership with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, that will yield significant opportunities for joint customers. Native integrations between the two technologies will allow organizations to easily unify and analyze all data in Snowflake Cloud Data Platform and visualize it with business intelligence tools such as…

Salesforce Named #1 CRM Provider for Seventh Consecutive Year

Salesforce increased its market share in 2019 by more percentage points than the rest of the top 13 CRM vendors combined Salesforce is also #1 in sales, customer service and marketing applications Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that for the seventh consecutive year it has been named the #1 CRM provider by International Data Corporation (IDC) in its latest Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker.  Salesforce grew its overall market share position and increased its revenue more than any other Customer…

Databook Secures $5 Million Seed Funding from Threshold Ventures

"Moneyball for Sales" AI-driven Platform Combines Intent Data and Real-time Insights to Drastically Boost Enterprise Sales Performance Databook, the AI-powered, enterprise customer intelligence platform, announced the company has secured a $5 million seed round led by Threshold Ventures. Josh Stein, Managing Partner at Threshold, will join Databook's Board. The funding will be used to scale Databook's product and go-to-market teams to tackle the customer intelligence market, projected by MarketWatch at $5 billion by 2022.…

Salesforce Acquires Evergage, Will Use Personalization to Enhance Customer Data and Deliver More Relevant Experiences

Salesforce acquired Evergage, the leading software platform for real-time 1:1 personalization, to accelerate the company's efforts to offer enhanced personalization solutions to its thousands of customers. This acquisition comes on the heels of Evergage being named a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2019. In addition, Evergage earned numerous awards in 2019, most recently being named "CDP of the Year" and "Personalization Tech Solution of the Year" in the inaugural Rele Awards.…

5 Ways Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2019 Perfectly Sums Up the ‘MarTech’ Mood

The world's most creative and successful MarTech and SalesTech platform, Salesforce is organizing its annual conference - Dreamforce, between 19 and 22 November. The venue - Downtown SF, which is expected to be packed with some of the biggest names in the tech business. The period between 2011 and 2019 can be called the 'Salesforce economy'. The Salesforce economy witnessed the birth, evolution, and maturity of three big technology platforms - Marketing Clouds, Sales Intelligence, Retail, and Customer Data Management. 5…

Spekit Raises $2.54 Million to Reinvent Salesforce Training

The Just-In-Time Learning Platform for Driving Digital Adoption Backed by Bonfire Ventures and Matchstick Ventures Spekit, the just-in-time digital adoption platform enabling teams to communicate change and surface training across applications, has raised a $2.54 Million seed round led by Bonfire Ventures with participation from Matchstick Ventures and individual investors including, Dan Scheinman, an investor in transformational technology companies including Zoom and Treasure Data.…