Marc Benioff Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 190

  • Portfolio
  • 69

  • Exits
  • 67


Marc Benioff General Information


Mr. Marc Benioff is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Salesforce. He serves as Advisor at Forward. He is the Founder of TIME Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at SilviaTerra. He serves as an Advisor at Breakthrough Energy. He serves as an Executive at The Marc R. Benioff revocable Trust. He was the Owner of Efficient Capacity. He served as Advisor at Brandcast. He co-founded Salesforce in 1999. He has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and pioneering innovations. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees. He also serves as Board Member and Advisor at BirdEye. He created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Before launching Salesforce, he spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation. He founded his first company, Liberty Software, which created video games, at the age of 15. He also worked as an assembly language programmer in Apple Computer's Macintosh Division. He received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1986 and an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 2014 from the University of Southern California. He is the author of three books, including the national bestseller, Behind the Cloud. He is also an Angel Investor. He served as an Advisor at DoubleRock. Building a different kind of company, he created Salesforce to not only develop great products but also to have a positive impact on the world. On day one, he created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Today, more than 12,000 companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement him and his wife, Lynne, have focused their philanthropy on healthcare, the environment, public education, and homelessness. The Benioffs have given more than $250 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to build UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. The Benioffs have also established the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, and the UCSF Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, and they have provided the initial funding for the Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative. A member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) board of trustees, he co-founded - the global movement to conserve, restore, and grow 1 trillion trees - and the WEF Friends of Ocean Action. He also serves as the inaugural chair of WEF's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Marc Benioff Investments & Acquisitions (190)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Breakr 19-Dec-2023 Early Stage VC 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Cove (Household Appliances) 04-Oct-2023 00000 00000 0000 Household Appliances Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Vital Bio 25-Jul-2023 00000 00000 0000 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
HiNote 08-May-2023 00000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Artera (Decision/Risk Analysis) 21-Mar-2023 00000 00000 0000 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Kresus (San Francisco) 07-Mar-2023 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Mammoth (Application Software) 01-Mar-2023 0000 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Convoy 21-Apr-2022 00000 00000 00000 Road Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
MoonPay 13-Apr-2022 Early Stage VC 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Warp 05-Apr-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000 0000000

Marc Benioff Exits (67)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Presidio Identity 16-Jan-2024 Out of Business
Armory 11-Jan-2024 000000000000000000
Convoy 01-Nov-2023 000000000000000000
Yubico 20-Sep-2023 0000000 000000 00000
Mira (Business/Productivity Software) 06-Jun-2023 000000000000000000
Breezeworks 12-May-2023 000000000 00000000
Mandolin 17-Apr-2023 000 00 00000000
Aquicore 28-Oct-2022 000000000000000000
Brandcast 30-Aug-2022 Merger/Acquisition
Rubicon 15-Aug-2022 Reverse Merger 00.00

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Marc Benioff Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Marc Benioff Angel Investor 000 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Marc Benioff Co-Investors (564)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Sound Ventures 8 0 Series chart Industry bar
Ashton Kutcher 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Khosla Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Time Ventures 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

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