Enterprise cloud company Salesforce.com, and its billionaire co-founder Marc Benioff, are on top of the world right now.
He just celebrated Salesforce.com’s 15-year anniversary; the company was named No. 7 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For 2014; revenues hit over $US4 billion; and it said on Friday it was leasing 700,000 square feet for a new Salesforce.com Tower in San Francisco to hire 1,000 more employees this year.
It currently employs about 13,000 worldwide, 4,000 in the Bay Area.
Although there’s some controversy about where the growth is coming from, and the $2.2 billion spent on sales and marketing instead of becoming profitable, Benioff is clearly staying in hyper-growth mode.
That growth doesn’t help the tech unrest going on San Francisco, but Benioff, a third-generation San Franciscan, has a plan for that, too. He recently launched SF Gives to raise $US10 million for antipoverty programs.
With its workforce scattered among buildings in San Francisco, Salesforce.com calls itself an “urban campus.”