Salesforce Ventures Launches $100 Million Venture Fund

Salesforce Ventures, the venture capital arm of Salesforce.com (CRM on New York Stock Exchange), has announced the launch of a new $100 venture fund for startup investment in businesses involved in the development of mobile apps that are related to Salesforce products. The San Francisco-based SaaS company is best known …

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SaaS Cloud Software Services and Their Investment Potential

Do SaaS cloud software services have good investment potential? One of the problems with cloud services is they tend to be paid monthly, as opposed to regular software packages that are paid up front. So what’s the difference, and why should there be an issue with SaaS (Software as a …

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Qualtrics Lands New $150 Million Funding for Data Insight Platform

If Qualtrics is just a name to you, it is a Utah-based specialist insight company well known for its survey engine that facilitates survey-based enterprise data collection. Its products enable users to find actionable data about every aspect of their company: employees, customers, markets and even processes within the business. …

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Nutanix, Called the Next Oracle Raises $140 Million in Funding

Nutanix has often been called the next Oracle and now it is clear why. It its latest round of funding, the company snapped up $140 million. As a result, the value of the company has been pegged at $2 billion. The company is planning to go public next year, which …

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Multiple Startup Investors or Single Investors: Pros and Cons of Each

Should you aim for multiple startup investors or single investors when you are seeking angel or venture capital investment for your new business? Is raising all your money from one or two investors better for you than raising small amounts from a whole army of investors? There are differences of …

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Mobile Security Company Lookout Bags $150 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Lookout is a fast growing mobile security company based in San Francisco. In what was the largest funding round for a security company in 2014, the company received an infusion of $150 million from venture funds and investment bankers. It is the largest tranche of investment that the company has …

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Mark Cuban on Silicon Valley Venture Capital Investment

Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur with a net worth of $2.6 billion and owns NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He has appeared in several movies and numerous TV programs. One of the latter is Shark Tank, where he appeared as a guest shark investor in Series 2 and has been a regular …

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