Top Investor Tuesday — Cos. Acquired by Salesforce or Microsoft
June 02, 2015
Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) seem to be sharing the spotlight lately, with each company making acquisitions of similar tech startups and rumors swirling that Microsoft is offering something in the neighborhood of $55 billion to buy Salesforce. Over their combined histories, the two tech giants have acquired roughly 100 VC-backed companies, according to PitchBook's database, helping more than 260 VC firms realize exits on their investments. In total, those investors have helped the companies raise over $2 billion in funding. 63 of the VC firms manage between $100 million and $500 million of assets, with another 71 managing $1 billion or more.
Top VC investors in companies acquired by Salesforce or Microsoft and their investment counts: