Tanium, backed by Salesforce Ventures, quietly raises funding round

  • The cybersecurity firm Tanium is quietly raising $200 million in funding and has sold $150.5 million in securities to investors, according to a SEC Form D filed on Monday.
  • It’s unclear if the filing accounts for a “significant investment” from Salesforce Ventures that was announced in June. At the time, Tanium did not disclose how much funding it raised in that round, only that it brought the company to a $9 billion valuation.
  • In September, Tanium brought on former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its lead board member as it transitions to 5G.
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Salesforce Doubles Down With $100M Fund for Education and Other ‘Impact’ Investments

For its second impact fund, Salesforce is doubling the size of its pockets to support start-up companies working to solve problems in education, workforce training and climate science, and to create economic opportunities for minority and underrepresented populations.

Today, the publicly traded technology company announced a new $100 million Impact Fund within its Salesforce Ventures investment arm. The fund comes from Salesforce’s operating capital—in other words, it did not raise this money from outside investors.

“In the midst of concurrent crises—a global pandemic, economic fallout, and systemic racism and injustice—there’s never been a more important time to seek and support solutions that create new opportunities,” said Claudine Emeott, senior director of impacting investing at Salesforce, in an interview.

The investment strategy does have specific parameters—the most important of which is that prospective funding recipients should be able to show how their tools and services align with Salesforce’s existing product offerings.

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How Microsoft’s customer data tools are competing with Salesforce

  • Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 tools for customer service and financial planning, are becoming an increasingly important part of its business, particularly its customer data platform.
  • Microsoft’s customer data platform is meant to help companies collect customer information in one central place, so that they can use it to improve customer service. 
  • Dynamics 365 as a whole has the potential to become a much bigger and stronger competitor to Salesforce in the customer data space, Futurum Research analyst Dan Newman told Business Insider. 
  • Microsoft’s product is designed to connect to any data collection tool, whether Microsoft owns it or not, which gives customers more flexibility than Salesforce does, he said. 
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Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 tools for customer service and financial planning, are becoming an increasingly important part of its business and seeing healthy growth, too: Last quarter the product’s revenue jumped 38% year-over-year.

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How to land a remote job at Dell, Salesforce, and other top companies

  • The range of remote jobs is broadening thanks to the massive shift in working from home during the pandemic.
  • Major global tech companies including Dell Technologies, SAP, Salesforce, and Twitter are increasingly hiring remote employees.
  • To find these remote roles, experts recommend doing a quick keyword search — remote, virtual, work from home, etc. — to learn more about companies that value remote-work culture. 
  • Be upfront on your resume and in your video interview that you are actively seeking remote roles. 
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Not long ago, getting a job at a big tech company meant you had to live in one of the tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, or Boston. Even if you planned to work from home most or all of the time, you would likely need to be located near to the company’s offices, or at least in the

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Salesforce rolls out video tools, other products for sales reps in the COVID era

With COVID-19 seemingly here to stay for a while, the changes many organizations made at the beginning of the year — shifting to remote work, for instance — may be more permanent than initially expected. In response to this new reality, Salesforce is effectively rebooting the Sales Cloud, introducing a series of new tools for sales reps who can’t make their typical in-person customer visits. 

“Virtual selling is the new normal,” Doug Camplejohn, GM of Sales Cloud, said to ZDNet. 

First, Salesforce Meetings is a new video management system that works with a sales rep’s video conferencing tool of choice — whether it’s Zoom, Google Hangouts or any other platform — to create a more sales-focused video call experience. It’s designed to help sales reps prepare before a call, engage more effectively during the call and close the loop after the call. 

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