Fund & Foundries Team

Leadership

Ram Jambunathan

Managing Director

Dr. Ram Jambunathan is Head of SAP Corporate Strategy and Managing Director of SAP.iO. As Head of Corporate Strategy, his responsibilities include developing and aligning long-term growth strategy across SAP, including Cloud and Application strategy, Go-to-market strategy, Technology strategy, and Line of Business strategy. As Managing Director of SAP.iO, Ram is responsible for both the SAP.iO Fund, which makes direct investments into early stage enterprise software startups in areas strategic to SAP, and the SAP.iO Foundries, a global network of top-tier startup programs that provide startups access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technologies, and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.

Ram was previously a VP in SAP Corporate Strategy, leading various strategic initiatives including Cloud and Platform Strategy, Partner Strategy, and Industry and Regional Go-To-Market Strategy. Before joining SAP, Ram was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., primarily focused on helping companies in the tech & telco spaces with growth strategies. Prior to McKinsey, Ram co-founded T-Networks (now part of Broadcom), a VC-backed fiber-optics company whose lead investors included Sequoia, Greylock, and US Venture Partners. Before T-Networks, Ram was a Member of Technical Research & Development at Lucent Technologies - Bell Laboratories. Ram has more than 5 patents and more than 10 peer-reviewed publications, and received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor.

Deepak Krishnamurthy

EVP & Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, SAP

As the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at SAP, Deepak Krishnamurthy leads the company-wide Best Run transformation focused on creating sustainable customer and shareholder value, and also oversees its global corporate strategy and corporate development focused on innovation and growth. Deepak also leads SAP’s Corporate Innovation Group, which focuses on an ecosystem-led innovation approach to drive strategic growth in Fintech and Healthcare tech. The Group includes SAP.iO Fund & Foundry, SAP’s early stage investment fund and network of startup accelerators, SAP Pay, SAP’s fintech business unit focused on payments and trade finance, and SAP Health, focused on healthcare technologies. Deepak also leads SAP’s inclusive entrepreneurship initiative – SAP.iO No Boundaries – aimed at empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs to scale faster in the B2B software space.

Deepak is a member of the Board of Digital Europe for the World Economic Forum (WEF) to help foster startup innovation and job creation in Europe. He also serves on the WEF’s Global Future Council for Digital Economy and Society for driving social impact. Deepak is part of the leadership council for Tech:NYC, a non-profit focused on fostering a dynamic technology ecosystem in NYC, and was recently a David Rockefeller fellow for the Partnership for New York City, a non-profit focused on public-private partnerships to promote economic growth and innovation in New York City.

Prior to SAP, Deepak was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and has held multiple leadership roles at Cognizant Technology Solutions, including business development in North America for the Business Analytics practice. Deepak holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.

Deepak is based in Hudson Yards in New York City.

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