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Our Core Values
Our core values guide everything we do as a firm and as people. We strive to bring out the best in one another and inspire the entire industry through our actions.
We are your long-term partners
We work to earn the trust of our founders, partners, and the broader industry through our actions. We lead with integrity, sincerity, reliability, and transparency. We approach every interaction with empathy and openness. We are known for bringing values-driven capital to the market.
Our entrepreneurs’ success is our success.
Our entrepreneurs’ success is our success. We recognize the importance of the founders’ vision and leadership, and that we just play a small part. We aim to be a constructive partner in helping your business grow. In a complex and uncertain environment, we quickly respond to emerging challenges and provide our companies with trusted counsel and relevant resources.
VALUES IN ACTION
Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund
Our Impact Fund accelerates the growth of enterprise software companies addressing some of today’s most pressing needs, including education and reskilling, climate action, diversity, equity and inclusion, healthcare, and providing tech for nonprofits and foundations.
Supporting Underestimated Founders
We support and sponsor multiple organizations that lift up underestimated founders and investors, including AccelerateHer, Black Women Tech Talk, Black Venture Institute, BLCK VC, Culture Shifting Labs, Hidden Genius, NVCA VC University, TechCrunch Include, Women in Cloud, and more.
In 2020, Salesforce Ventures announced $100M in intentional capital to empower enterprise software companies led by underrepresented minority founders.
Salesforce Ventures co-founded Black Venture Institute, which aims to foster more equity and opportunity through education and access in the venture capital industry. There are roughly 75 Black check writers in venture capital today. Black Venture Institute will graduate 300 fellows in three years, to 5x that number by 2023.
We also host multiple events for female founders and executives throughout the year, which foster community building, mentorship, and leadership.
Modeled after Salesforce’s 1–1–1 model, Pledge 1% allows companies to donate 1% of their time, equity, product, or profit back into their communities. Now more than 12,000 companies worldwide have taken the pledge. We invite all entrepreneurs and their companies to commit to Pledge 1% integrating philanthropy into their business from an early stage. Over 190+ companies in our portfolio have joined the Pledge 1% movement.
Cloud Gives Back
Each year, we host The Cloud Gives Back, a day in which we bring together more than 300 employees from across the Salesforce Ventures portfolio for a series of volunteering events across San Francisco and London.