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Marc Benioff

Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is Chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, a cloud computing company. Benioff started salesforce.com in ... More »Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is Chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, a cloud computing company. Benioff started salesforce.com in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission as The End of Software. He is “credited with turning the software industry on its head” by using the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed.” He has long evangelized software as a service as the model that would replace traditional enterprise software. He is the creator of the term “platform as a service” and has extended salesforce.com’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture, or in the salesforce.com “cloud”. He is the author of three books, including the national best seller Behind the Cloud. Prior to founding salesforce.com, Benioff was at Oracle Corporation for 13 years in a variety of executive positions in sales, marketing, and product development. At 23, he was named Oracle's... [ Wikipedia ]

Artificial Intelligence Startup Vicarious Grabs Funding From Bezos, Benioff And Jerry Yang

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Skype co-founder Janus Friis and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff all showed up to give Vicarious an additional shot of capital in its Series B round. The company isn’t disclosing how much extra funding they’re getting from these four, but ...

Oakland, SF Children’s Hospitals To Carry Benioff Name After $100M Donation

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A $100 million gift from Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will bring new names and an infusion of new funds to the Bay Area’s two children’s hospitals, hospital officials announced Wednesday. The gift to the University of California at San ...

Benioffs donate another $100 million to children's hospitals

Philanthropist Marc Benioff is donating $100 million to the hospital, which is joining forces with the UCSF Children's Hospital group. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle | Buy this photo Children's Hospital Oakland is seen in Oakland, Calif. on Friday,... Lashawndra Baker kisses her ...

Salesforce Will Pay $680M To Expand Its SF HQ Into The New Salesforce Tower

“I want to thank Marc Benioff and Salesforce.com for their commitment to start here, stay here and grow here in San Francisco.” Salesforce says it will be taking over half of the 1.4 million square feet available in the building, which being developed by Boston Properties and Hines. ...

Tour Salesforce.com Beautiful SF Offices

Head of HR for Salesforce.com, Monika Fahlbusch Enterprise cloud company Salesforce.com, and its billionaire co-founder Marc Benioff, are on top of the world right now. He just celebrated Salesforce.com's 15-year anniversary; the company was named No. 7 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies To ...

Parting shots From The Chronicle Editorial Board /

Lynne and Marc Benioff at the Maritime Museum for the Fourth of July party hosted by Mayor Ed Lee. July 2013. By Catherine Bigelow Photo: Catherine Bigelow, Special To The Chronicle Lynne and Marc Benioff at the Maritime Museum for the Fourth of... The governor's on a glide path ...

Salesforce makes landmark deal to lease half of Transbay Tower

Salesforce founder Marc Benioff's dreams of a San Francisco campus were once focused more than a mile away in Mission Bay, where the company hoped to build a sprawling, 2 million-square-foot facility on a 14-acre parcel. But Salesforce shelved its plans without explanation in early 2012...

House Majority PAC Posts Big Haul In First 3 Months of 2014

Pictured: Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff gave $500,000 to Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control super PAC founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. The Benioffs also gave ...

Salesforce's founder Benioff: feeling good by doing good

About 17 years ago, Marc Benioff was working at Oracle and having one of those professional gut-check moments. Should he stay in the business world or follow his heart into philanthropy? At a professional conference in 1997, he had an epiphany: He could do both. Two years later, he ...

Salesforce.com Gave Benioff $1.24M Bonus

Co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff got about $1.7 million total out of a maximum possibility of $1.8 million. ($1.24 million in March, plus a $450,000 mid-year bonus paid in September. ) Graham Smith, the retiring CFO, got $562,200 out of a max of $600,000. ($412,200, plus $150,000 at ...

Benioff nears big philanthropy announcement

Salesforce.com co-founder, Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff plans to unveil a major philanthropic commitment this week that he described as his "next major donation" following the $100 million gift he and his wife, Lynne Benioff, made to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in June of 2010. ...

Benioff, Salesforce cap an incredible week

For Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, this was a good week to do all three. The company and its CEO dominated the news in San Francisco in week that began with Benioff unveiling his second $100 million donation to UCSF — this one designed to speed the integration of UCSF Children’s ...

Childrens Hospital Oakland gets $50 million and new name in UCSF Benioff Hospital merger

San Francisco : CA : USA | Apr 08, 2014 at 10:23 AM PDT Children's Hospital Oakland," said Lynne and Marc Benioff, according to the news release. "We feel extremely fortunate to have this opportunity to support the best children's hospitals in the world. " School of Medicine. "This gift ...

Brigade Media Raises $9.3M From Sean Parker To Shake Up American Democracy

Stealthy, unlaunched startup Brigade Media has raised $9.3 million from Sean Parker of Facebook fame, along with unknown sums from Ron Conway and Marc Benioff, TechCrunch has learned. Parker’s investment is personal, and not from Founders Fund, a group that he has stepped back from. In ...

Mike Judge’s Eerily Familiar Silicon Valley

As others have pointed out, it’s easy to see a little bit of Peter Thiel in the libertarian angel investor Peter Gregory, and it’s not a stretch to imagine Hooli CEO Gavin Belson being based on enterprise software magnate and philanthropist Marc Benioff. The Hooli campus — which is ...

Go Ahead Miami, Sleep Your Way to the Top | Suzan McDowell

In agreement are American business magnates like Russell Simmons, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and CNN anchor and Starfish Media CEO Soledad O'Brien. All have come forward as avid meditators. Most ordinary people just wanna be popular, so when something becomes hot and endorsed by the ...

Sean Parker’s New Startup ‘Brigade’ Seeks To Repair U.S. Politics

With financial backing from other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including early Google investor Ron Conway and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Brigade will take aim at boosting political engagement in government from the federal level down to state and local politics. “When you get beyond the ...

Salesforce Tower in S.F. will be tallest in the West, for a while

" The ceremony came just a couple of days after Salesforce.com co-founder Marc Benioff announced a $100-million gift to the region's Children's Hospitals. With more than $250 million in donations to the city's social causes and healthcare organizations, Benioff has emerged as a ...

Tech mogul donates $100M to 2 children's hospitals

Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne on Tuesday announced the donation, which which will benefit University of California, San Francisco's Benioff Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland. The couple had already given UCSF $100 million in 2010. ...

Scoop: Sean Parker, tech vets to launch civic startup

Silicon Valley magnates Sean Parker, Ron Conway and Marc Benioff are among the big-name investors in the company, according to two sources familiar with the effort.” “The venture brings industry veterans to the forefront of disrupting what many see as a broken political system...Parker’s ...

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