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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 ]

Benioff Disses Zuckerberg's $1B Donation

Billionaire philanthropist Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, has some sharp things to say about the $1 billion donation to charity Mark Zuckerberg made last year. Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, gave $1 billion worth of stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in ...

Billionaire Wants Tech CEOs To Give More

When Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff asks tech CEOs to donate to his new anti-poverty effort, SF Gives, two-thirds say yes. One-third? Not so much. This is one of his many efforts to give back to the city. It's one reason why Google, and not Salesforce.com, has become the symbol of the ...

The Benioff Doctrine

Marc Benioff has a message for his rich tech friends: Give back or get out. A candid conversation with the Salesforce CEO and philanthropic alpha dog. On February 12, Daniel Lurie was anxiously awaiting the birth of his second child when he received an unexpected phone call. Suzanne ...

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. ...

Salesforce's CEO on Zuckerberg's billion-dollar charity: Meh

Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, has some strong words for his fellow tech giants, who he says haven’t put enough of their hearts and minds into charitable giving. He even made a subtle criticism of fellow San Franciscan Mark Zuckerberg, for the latter’s recent billion-dollar donation to ...

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 ...

Brandcast's simple but powerful site management tech wins $1.5M from Benioff

And so far the startup has been doing an excellent job of striking that balance, at least from the perspective of its sole backer, Salesforce.com founder and chief executive Marc Benioff. Benioff has frequently logged in to Brandcast and enjoyed checking out new features on the ...

Marc Benioff Salesforce CEO most influential man in San Francisco

Signing the biggest commercial lease in city history last week at the Transbay Tower didn’t make Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff the single most influential person in San Francisco right now. It simply emphasized that he already is. The deal for 714,000 square feet at San Francisco’s newest ...

Tech titan throws some shade at Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg gets no love from fellow tech CEO Marc Benioff in a revealing interview published Thursday morning in San Francisco Magazine. Benioff is the CEO of Salesforce.com, and he is a rich, rich man. He’s also one of the tech titans remaking the face of San Francisco. The ...

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 ...

How the Warriors-Salesforce deal came together

But a phone call from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff changed all that. About six weeks ago Benioff, whose cloud computing company owns several acres in Mission Bay, reached out to Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob. “He said, ‘We have this 12-acre site we think would be a good site for the ...

Napster billionaire’s next mission: Conquer politics Alexander Burns and Alex Byers

This week, Parker will co-host a San Francisco fundraiser for state Attorney General Kamala Harris, along with Silicon Valley super-elites such as Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, Laurene Powell Jobs and uber-investors Ron Conway, Marc Benioff and John Doerr. On the operational side, Parker has ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marc Benioff's Public Shaming School of Philanthropy

San Francisco : CA : USA | Apr 18, 2014 at 4:29 PM PDT In case you missed the all the glowing profile s of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff this week, the billionaire's philanthropic efforts have crowned him " the most influential man in San Francisco. " And he's wielding that influence to ...

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 ...

Today in Small Business: Bacon-Filled Chocolate Bunnies

Marc Benioff has a message for his wealthy tech friends: Give back or get out. • Here are six tips to make your financial statements useful. • And here’s how to invoice properly. • In less than a month, these guys took in $12 million with bitcoin alternatives. • A one-hour delivery ...

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