The first comprehensive inclusive entrepreneurship initiative for underrepresented entrepreneurs in the business software industry.


SAP will commit up to 40 percent of the investable capital in the SAP.iO Fund and scale our SAP.iO Foundries with a focus on inclusive entrepreneurship.

The goal is to help at least 200 startups around the world within the next five years.


startups funded or accelerated by 2023

Up to 40%

of investible capital from the SAP.iO Fund dedicated to inclusive entrepreneurship


global Foundries with inclusive cohorts for female and diverse founders


Follow our journey as we further embed inclusion in SAP’s culture, in the cultures of customers and in the startups with which we engage.

Recent News

June 29, 2020 in Fund, Blog, Inclusiveness, New York

Investing in Female Founders — Lessons from Behavioral Finance, Gender Research and Real Life Experiences

A story of a conversation between an academic researcher, VC investor, CVC investor and an entrepreneur 2019 brought more female-founded unicorns than ever before, and more new female partners at VC firms. Despite this…
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April 7, 2020 in Article, Inclusiveness

“Have a good understanding of your strengths.” with Penny Bauder & Vanessa Liu

Vanessa Liu is the VP of SAP.iO, a global organization responsible for building an ecosystem of startups around SAP. In her role, she is overseeing SAP.iO’s North American Foundries in…
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March 3, 2020 in Foundries, Inclusiveness, Paris

Pitch Party : Le Village by CA présente sa promotion de femmes entrepreneures

C’était jeudi dernier, le Village by CA Paris organisait sa première Pitch Party 100% féminine. À cette occasion, 9 start-up, toutes fondées ou co-fondées par des femmes, se sont prêtées…
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March 2, 2020 in Fund, Foundries, Article, Inclusiveness

SAP.iO Hosts Investing x Women with Stanford Women’s Network of New York

On Thursday, February 27, Joanna Maryewska, Principal at SAP.iO Fund hosted an event with Stanford Women’s Network of New York launching an initiative “Investing x Women” at SAP.iO Foundry New…
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