Released October 6th, 2021
Matt Garratt - Salesforce: The Cloud & SaaS Pioneer
Matt Garratt is a General Partner at VC firm CRV and former head of Salesforce Ventures. We cover the attributes that make Marc Benioff special, how he pushed against convention to usher in a new era of cloud-based businesses, and ways in which he has built a world around Salesforce’s product lines.
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Salesforce: Business Breakdowns Research
Dive into our research on Taboola’s history, financial model, and competitive position prepared ahead of this conversation.
Eric Vishria - The Past, Present, and Future of SaaS and Software
Eric Vishria is a general partner at Benchmark Capital. We cover the different generations of SaaS and software businesses, why the future remains brighter than ever for companies building software products, and what impact their products will have on business in general.
Slack + Salesforce Emergency Pod with Packy McCormick of Not Boring
Packy McCormick joins Acquired hosts to opine on how the Slack acquisition extends Salesforce's reach.
Marc Benioff, Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO, Salesforce
Marc Benioff tells stories of his early career, founding Salesforce, advice from Steve Jobs, and describes stakeholder alignment.
Fireside Chat with Marc Benioff and Parker Harris
An engaging interview with Salesforce co-founders, covering early obstacles at Salesforce and how they built trust with customers.
Salesforce Acquires Mulesoft
A discussion of Salesforce's position as a platform, and how acquisitions like Mulesoft fit into this strategy
What is Salesforce Selling (and Buying)
A detailed description of Salesforce's distribution advantage and how it pairs with its acquisition strategy.
What Is a Tech Company?
Stratechery's Ben Thompson discusses the defining characteristics of a tech company in the modern world today.
Behind the Cloud
Marc Benioff shares the philosophy and playbook behind Salesforce's success as a pioneer of the software-as-a-service model.
Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change
Marc Benioff distills how cultivating a value-based culture empowers a business, its employees, and their communities.