Atlassian chief Scott Farquhar flags start-up charity drive

By David Swan. Originally published in The Australian. Atlassian co-founder and chief executive Scott Farquhar has ­revealed plans to enable all start-ups to give away 1 per cent of their company to charity and is ­approaching Tony Abbott’s working group on business partnerships for support. Mr Farquhar said that while many start-ups were keen to donate [...]

May 19th, 2015|

Salesforce Joins Forces with the Canadian Startup Ecosystem

SALESFORCE WORLD TOUR TORONTO—May 14, 2015—Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced it is joining forces with the Canadian startup ecosystem. Salesforce also announced a new partnership with Communitech, an innovation centre that provides mentorship, training and resources to help high potential startups scale into profitable technology companies. Additionally, Salesforce [...]

May 15th, 2015|

Robin Hood Foundation Joins Pledge 1% Movement

By Rosalyn Retkwa.  Originally published on New York Nonprofit Media. The Robin Hood Foundation has signed on as the New York City partner for the Pledge 1% initiative, a corporate philanthropy movement that encourages private companies to dedicate 1% of equity, 1% of employee time, and 1% of their product to support nonprofits. The idea for [...]

May 14th, 2015|

«1-1-1», le modèle philanthropique à la mode dans la Silicon Valley

By Jamal El Hassani.  Originally published on Le Figaro. Le patron de Salesforce veut convaincre les start-up d'allouer 1% de leur capital, 1% de leur temps et 1% de leur production à des projets philanthropiques. Lorsque le milliardaire Marc Benioff a créé l'entreprise de solutions pour le cloud Salesforce en 1999, il a intégré la [...]

May 6th, 2015|

Verteilen und Beten

By Marc Beise and Ulrich Shafer. Originally published in Suddeutsche Zeitung. Für Ron Conway, den Mann mit der schlohweißen, etwas ausladenden Frisur, ist es die alles entscheidende Frage, sie beschäftigt ihn, wo immer er redet - sei es vor ein paar Monaten in San Francisco. Oder nun vor zwei Tagen in New York. Die Frage, [...]

May 5th, 2015|

Salesforce launches Pledge 1% for New York City startups

By Michael del Castillo.  Originally published on New York Business Journal. Investor Ron Conway today announced that two powerful philanthropic organizations have joined forces to help make sure aspiring entrepreneurs in New York have the resources they need to get started on the right foot. “Pledge 1 Percent is teaming up with the Robin Hood Foundation [...]

May 5th, 2015|

Salesforce Expands Its “Pledge 1%” Philanthropic Model To New York Tech Companies

By Kim Mai-Cutler.  Originally published on TechCrunch.   Fifth-generation San Franciscan and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a big proponent of civic engagement and philanthropy among the tech industry. To that end, when he started Salesforce, he set aside 1 percent of the company’s equity for philanthropic donations, 1 percent of employee time for volunteership [...]

May 4th, 2015|

Salesforce launches Pledge 1% for New York City startups

By Michael del Castillo.  Originally published in New York Business Journal. Investor Ron Conway today announced that two powerful philanthropic organizations have joined forces to help make sure aspiring entrepreneurs in New York have the resources they need to get started on the right foot. “Pledge 1 Percent is teaming up with the Robin Hood Foundation [...]

May 4th, 2015|