Salesforce's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

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Annual Revenue

Based on data from Salesforce's latest SEC filings

Employees

Marc Benioff's photo - Co-CEO of Salesforce

Co-CEO

Marc Benioff

CEO Approval Rating

81/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

1999

Headquarters:

San FranciscoCalifornia

Status:

PublicIndependent Company of NYSECRM

Industry Sector:

Internet Software

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Competitive Analysis

TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

Oracle is Salesforce's #1 competitor. Oracle is a Public company that was founded in 1977 in Redwood Shores, California. Oracle is in the Application Software industry. Compared to Salesforce, Oracle has 101,000 more employees.

SAP is seen as one of Salesforce's biggest rivals. SAP was founded in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg} in 1972. SAP is in the Internet Software field. Compared to Salesforce, SAP generates $14.4B more revenue.

Adobe is one of Salesforce's top competitors. Adobe is headquartered in San Jose, California, and was founded in 1982. Adobe competes in the Internet Software industry. Adobe generates 72% the revenue of Salesforce.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Marc Benioff

Co-CEO

- -
35,000
$2.7B
$14.7B
1

Mark Hurd

Co-CEO

75/100
137,000
$31.5M
$39.5B
2

Jennifer Morgan

Co-CEO

75/100
84,183
- -
$29.2B
3

Shantanu Narayen

Chairman & CEO

77/100
21,357
- -
$10.6B
4

Brian Halligan

Co-Founder & CEO

65/100
2,638
$225.7M
$590.9M
5

Sridhar Vembu

Founder & CEO

64/100
7,406
- -
$500M
6

Kevin Samuelson

CEO

79/100
17,400
$1.5B
$3.2B
7

Steve Hare

CEO

82/100
13,660
$5M
$1.9B
8

Craig Charlton

CEO

50/100
450
$127.5M
$106.9M
9

Aneel Bhusri

Co-Founder & CEO

62/100
10,500
$860.7M
$3.2B
10

Stephen Murphy

CEO

63/100
3,700
- -
$876.8M

Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$14.7B

Salesforce's revenue is the ranked 3rd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 9.5B. Over the last four quarters, Salesforce's revenue has grown by 17.8%. Specifically, in Q3 2019's revenue was $4B; in Q2 2019, it was $3.7B; in Q1 2019, it was $3.6B; in Q4 2018, Salesforce's revenue was $3.4B.

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd.

Aug 2019

Source »
$1.4B
ClickSoftware develops a field service management platform that offers schedule optimization, workforce mobility and demand forecasting solutions.
Tableau Software Inc

Jun 2019

Source »
$15.7B
Tableau is a software technology firm that provides data visualization products focused on business intelligence.
Bonobo

May 2019

Source »
undisclosed
Bonobo AI is a conversational intelligence platform that derives insights from online customer interactions such as voice, chat, videos and emails.
MapAnything, Inc.

Apr 2019

Source »
undisclosed
MapAnything develops a SaaS-based platform that provides location intelligence, asset tracking and route optimization solutions for businesses.
Rebelmail, Inc.

Oct 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Rebelmail is an online marketing tool that enables businesses to manage and analyze the email and social media marketing campaigns.

These are all the companies that Salesforce has acquired. Salesforce has acquired 45 companies and its latest acquisition was ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. in Aug 2019. ClickSoftware develops a field service management platform that offers schedule optimization, workforce mobility and demand forecasting solutions.

Salesforce Funding History

Since Salesforce was founded in 1999, it has participated in 11 rounds of funding. In total Salesforce has raised $2.7B. Salesforce's last funding round was on Sep 2019 for a total of $666.2M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Equity
Sep 2019
$666.2M
-
Equity
Aug 2018
$317.2M
-
Equity
Jan 2018
$11.3M
-
Equity
Oct 2016
$348.2M
-
Equity
Sep 2016
$26.3M
-

Total Funding: $2.7B

Since Salesforce was founded in 1999, it has participated in 11 rounds of funding. In total Salesforce has raised $2.7B. Salesforce's last funding round was on Sep 2019 for a total of $666.2M

Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Yappli is a cloud-based paltform that allows developers to design and deploy mobile and desktop applications.
$27.6M
Jun 16, 2019
Equity
-
Kespry develops an analytics platform that utilizes industrial drones to capture and analyze aerial data for mining and construction sectors.
-
Mar 26, 2019
Equity
-
CaliberMind is a Customer Data Platform that helps companies to organize and optimize their sales, marketing and product data.
$3.2M
Mar 19, 2018
Seed
-
Sansan develops a cloud-based contact management software to manage and share business cards within the organization.
$38M
Aug 04, 2017
Series D
Jun 07, 2019
ZenIQ is an account-based marketing platform that allows marketers and sales teams to target accounts and optimize their sales performance.
$4.6M
Jun 12, 2017
Seed
Apr 01, 2018

These are all the companies that Salesforce has invested in. Salesforce has invested 45 companies and its latest investment was ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. in Aug 2019. ClickSoftware develops a field service management platform that offers schedule optimization, workforce mobility and demand forecasting solutions.

Salesforce News

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Salesforce Blogs

May 15, 2018Salesforce Blog

Bridging the Trust Gap in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Trailblazer Voices: Inspiring the Next Generation of Trailblazers Through the Karibu Coding Club in Kenya

In Thika, Kenya, a 25-year-old Trailblazer is educating the next generation of coders at the Karibu C... See more »
May 15, 2018Salesforce Blog

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May 11, 2018Salesforce Blog

3 Quick Ways to Discover Whats Hot in the Salesforce Summer 18 Release

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May 10, 2018Salesforce Blog

Why Customer Experience Begins with Understanding Human Nature

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Salesforce Press Releases

September 10, 2019StreetInsider

Six Consulting Inc. is now a Silver Salesforce Partner

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September 10, 2019PRcom

Cloud Analogy Announces Sponsorship of Noida Trailblazer Community Mega Event 2019

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August 15, 2019Business Wire

Experts From NS1 and Salesforce Collaborate on First Multi-Signer DNSSEC Implementation

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August 14, 2019EIN Presswire

Finding and Reporting Salesforce Data Now Possible with Cloudingo

Data quality platform now makes it possible to match data on .csv files to records in Salesforce and ... See more »
August 1, 2019Business Wire

KKR Acquires Salesforce Tower in Atlanta

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that it has acquire... See more »

Salesforce Videos

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Overview

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) is a software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Salesforce is best known for its eponymous CRM product. Salesforce was founded in 1999 by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez. Sale...

CEO

Salesforce's Co-CEO, Marc Benioff, currently has an approval rating of 81%. Salesforce's primary competitors are Oracle, SAP & Adobe.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Salesforce

  1. When was Salesforce founded?

    Salesforce was founded in 1999
  2. Who is Salesforce's CEO?

    Salesforce's CEO is Marc Benioff
  3. How much revenue does Salesforce generate?

    Salesforce generates $14.7B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Salesforce have?

    Salesforce has historically raised $2.7B in funding
  5. Where is Salesforce's headquarters?

    Salesforce's headquarters is in San Francisco California, USA
  1. How many employees does Salesforce have?

    Salesforce has 35,000 employees
  2. What sector does Salesforce operate in?

    Salesforce is in Internet Software
  3. Who are Salesforce's competitors?

    Salesforce's top competitors are Oracle, SAP, Adobe
  4. Who has Salesforce invested in?

    Salesforce's has invested in companies such as Yappli, Kespry, CaliberMind