If it seems like there are a lot of companies built on or around Salesforce, it's with good reason. The $106 billion cloud software company has made 275 investments around the world in companies that support its wider ecosystem. But Salesforce Ventures isn't like traditional venture capital firms, which want to make their investors money. The team has one priority: to make strategic investments that grow the number of ways customers can use Salesforce. If it seems like there are a lot of applications and tools that integrate with or live on Salesforce, it's no accident.