I am sure that you have heard that Salesforce is buying Slack for a whopping $28 billion by now. And if you saw Marc Benioff in conversation with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang this morning, you could tell that Christmas came early for him and his company. With (Quip CEO) Bret Taylor and (Slack CEO) Stewart Butterfield … Continue reading Something about Slack (+ Salesforce)
In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff argues: It’s time for a new capitalism — a more fair, equal and sustainable capitalism that actually works for everyone and where businesses, including tech companies, don’t just take from society but truly give back and have a positive impact. … Continue reading Marc Benioff on Why We Need New Capitalism
Salesforce Ventures has invested $300 million in Automattic, a company that was started by Matt Mullenweg, a close friend. Our firm, True Ventures, is the earliest backer of Automattic. I am delighted to see two of my favorite people, Bret Taylor (now at Salesforce) and Matt, will get to engage more often. Matt shared his thoughts about the investment, and what it means for Automattic and WordPress, the open-source software platform that now runs 34 percent of the web. Congrats team Automattic and Matt. (Also, TechCrunch interviewed Matt and is worth a read.)
Fog is my weakness, and every time there is low fog, I am out and about with my camera. I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey and the silence that comes with fog. I loved this image of how SalesForce tower is emerging out of the mist as a defining feature of San Francisco’s landscape and the Pyramid building is fading into the background. Both these buildings have been polarising in their impact on San Francisco’s skyline.
San Francisco, November 25, 2016.
Photo 02/30: Leica SL with Canon 50mm lens f8, 1/500th of a second, ISO 100.