Salesforce Ventures has launched a $50 million systems integrator (SI) Trailblazer Fund and SI Trailblazer Alliance Initiative to enable cloud consulting firms to enhance their skillset and drive the company’s solutions.
The new SI Trailblazer Fund investments include:
7Summits: As a leading online community consulting partner focused on the social community space and the Salesforce Community Cloud, 7Summits will use this investment to further fund its growth plans.
Arxxus: Arxxus is a leading provider of Salesforce professional services in Australia that will leverage this investment to further expand its services capacity in the mid-market sector and its expertise in public sector.
ATG: ATG provides quote-to-cash (CPQ) advisory and implementation services, and will leverage the investment to continue providing CPQ and billing expertise, services, training and tools to leading Salesforce partners as they build their practices across North America, EMEA and APAC.
Launching in parallel with the SI Trailblazer Fund, the SI Trailblazer Alliance Initiative will provide SI Trailblazer portfolio companies with access to a wide-range of concierge resources, training and tools including accelerated onboarding experience, marketing and sales mentorship and implementation guidance.
“Consulting firms play a pivotal role in the Salesforce ecosystem, implementing Salesforce solutions that meet the needs of customers of all sizes, industries and geographies,” said John Somorjai, EVP, Corporate Development and Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce. “This new fund will foster the next-generation of SIs and supercharge the growth of the Salesforce ecosystem.”
“Growing customer demand for Salesforce has created a critical need for more Salesforce-trained consulting partners as part of the thriving ‘Salesforce Economy,’” said Tyler Prince, EVP, Worldwide Alliances and Go-to-Market Innovation, Salesforce. “The new SI Trailblazer Fund and SI Trailblazer Alliance Initiative will help fuel our consulting partner ecosystem and empower the next generation of high-growth cloud consultancies.”