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Salesforce History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Salesforce?

Salesforce was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez.

When did Salesforce purchase its domain name?

Salesforce purchased the salesforce.com domain name in December 1998.

When was Salesforce incorporated?

Salesforce was incorporated in February 1999.

When did design and development efforts start at Salesforce?

Salesforce started its design and development efforts in March 1999.

When did Salesforce launch commercially?

Salesforce launched commercially in February 2000.

How much venture capital did Salesforce raise?

Salesforce raised $56 million in three rounds of funding.

When did Salesforce go public?

Salesforce started trading on the NYSE in June 2004. 

Where was Salesforce headquartered?

Salesforce was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Salesforce?


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What was the version 1 of Salesforce like?

APR 1999

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Salesforce?

1999 to 2002

2003 to 2004

What were some of the extra materials about Salesforce?

1999 FEB.pdf

1999 FEB Articles of Incorporation

1999 MAR Parker Harris recording the empty rented one-bedroom apartment at 1449 Montgomery Street 

Form S-1.pdf

2003 DEC Form S-1