The SAP.iO Foundries are a global network of top-tier startup programs, including accelerators, that help startups build innovative software and deliver high value for customers.

SAP.iO Foundry programs provide tailored mentorship, access to SAP APIs, access to SAP technologies, and opportunities for exposure to SAP customers.

Current SAP.iO Foundries are in major startup hubs, including Paris, Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York City, and San Francisco.

San Francisco

SAP.iO Foundry SF’s Winter 2019 program will be focused on Human Capital Management and People Engagement. This Foundry is looking for startups leveraging emerging technologies including Machine Learning/AI, NLP, and Blockchain, to radically impact the future of human capital management in the enterprise.


The European flagship, SAP.iO Foundry in Berlin is focused on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and is one of the first dedicated enterprise solution and machine learning accelerators in Europe.

New York

SAP.iO Foundry NY’s Winter 2019 program will be focused on women and diverse entrepreneurs tackling Enterprise Social Impact around Sustainability, including Circular Economy, Business Beyond Bias, and Employee Wellness.

Tel Aviv

In partnership with The Junction, one of Tel Aviv’s leading accelerators providing 6 months of deep mentorship for selected startups, with themes including: cybersecurity, infrastructure & platforms, and messaging.


Signaling its continued support for France, SAP estimates a more than €2 billion spend over five years, intended to accelerate the company’s fast growth in the cloud and advance a technology community focused on machine learning (ML), blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and software as a service (SaaS). Read the Press Release.

Our Team

Ram Jambunathan

Managing Director

Vanessa Liu

VP, New York

Sebastien Giber

Director, Paris

Deepak Krishnamurthy

Executive Sponsor SAP.iO & Chief Strategy Officer, SAP

Klaus Drews

Portfolio Director

Balaji Gopinath

VP, San Francisco

Alexa Gorman

VP, Berlin & Paris

Sallie Jian

Program Manager, New York

Severine Kichou

Program Manager, Paris

Anke Otto-Jungkind

VP, Communications and Marketing

Joan Coury

Chief of Staff

Domitilla Caputo

Community Manager, San Francisco

Dima Durah

Community Manager, Berlin

Akshata Philar

Community Manager, New York

Lalitha Prasuna Bhaskara

VP, Asia Pacific

Paul White

Portfolio Director

Kareema Thomas

Executive Administrator

If you are an entrepreneur working on an early stage company in the Enterprise SaaS space, we would like to get to know you!