We are thrilled to be partnering with Salesforce Ventures for this next stage of our company's growth. Salesforce's innovation in SaaS has paved the way for companies like ours to apply scalable technology to the world's toughest development challenges.”

Lesley Marincola, CEO, Angaza
 
 
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Salesforce believes that businesses can be powerful platforms for change and is committed to serving the interests of all stakeholders including customers, partners, employees, investors, our communities and the environment. Salesforce Ventures is uniquely positioned to catalyze the growth of companies who are building products and solutions to benefit society across four key focus areas:
 
Companies enabling equal access to education to prepare students and the workforce for jobs of the future.
Companies developing tools to promote equal opportunity and economic empowerment for women & underrepresented groups.
Companies creating better access to clean energy, improving resource efficiency and increasing supply chain performance.
Companies amplifying impact for nonprofits and NGOs through technology that increases efficiency and transparency.
 
The Salesforce Impact Fund builds on previous investments in companies driving positive social change and aligns with Salesforce Ventures’ charter to strategically invest in companies built on the Salesforce Platform to deliver unique capabilities to Salesforce customers. The first recipients of funding from the Salesforce Impact Fund include:
 
 
An investing platform designed for women that aims to solve the gender investment gap.
 
A peer-to-peer text messaging platform enabling non-profits, educational institutions and advocacy groups to connect with donors and constituents at scale.
 
A leading human capital SaaS platform that uses machine learning and predictive analytics to facilitate career discovery, create career pathways and ensure learning aligns with 21st century workforce needs.
 
 
A leading SaaS platform that enables manufacturers and distributors to make energy products more affordable to the world's 1 billion off-grid consumers.
 

We applaud Salesforce in launching this fund and look forward to continuing to provide support to and co-invest with the team.”

Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Network
 
 
 
 
It will focus on investing on companies doing innovative impact work using Salesforce’s software in the fields of workplace development, equality, sustainability, and the social sector.