Salesforce Rises in Benioff's Shadow to Become a Force in Venture Capital

Cloud company's VC arm has backed at least 31 startups so far this year. VC chief sees boss Benioff as more collaborator than competitor.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Looking for up-and-coming startups is a competitive business in Silicon Valley, but it becomes much harder when one of the field’s highest-profile practitioners is your boss.

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