Salesforce Ventures, BoxGroup, and 500 Startups top the list.
These early- to mid-stage companies have raised rounds from investors such as First Round Capital, Starbucks, Salesforce Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures.
Investors have poured over $6B into these startups offering sales tech solutions across CRM, sales enablement, communication, analytics, and more.
Between 2012 and 2016, deal share to sales tech startups outside the US increased from 25% to 45%.
Sales software startups like Apttus, Yesware, and InsideSales.com have been seeing over 55 or more investments a year backed by corporations and their venture arms.
Salesforce Ventures and 500 Startups are the most active VC investors in the space.