SAP.iO Fund & Foundries
celebrates three years!

In March 2017, SAP’s CEO made an open offer to founders: “If you have a bold dream to solve one of the world’s most significant challenges, join us and let’s chase your dream together.”

Over the past three years, we’ve harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit of SAP’s founders to build the most inclusive ecosystem in enterprise software industry comprised of over 175 startups – all in service of helping our customers run at their best.

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We invested in and accelerated 125+ early-stage startups
to strategically expand the SAP ecosystem

148

rising stars of next-gen ecosystem accelerated

Portfolio

30

investments and 8+ follow on investments through SAP.iO Fund

Fund

20+

cohorts focused on delivering the intelligent enterprise

Foundries

Our Cohorts

2017 Cohorts

Women-Led Enterprise Tech
Foundry San Francisco

ML-Enabled SaaS
Foundry Berlin powered by Techstars

Deep Tech – Wave 17
Foundry Tel Aviv powered by The Junction

2018 Cohorts

Intelligent Enterprise
Foundry San Francisco

Intelligent Enterprise
Foundry Berlin powered by Techstars

Industry 4.0
Foundry Berlin

Women-Led B2B Tech
Foundry New York

Deep Tech – Wave 18
Foundry Tel Aviv powered by The Junction

Deep Tech – Wave 19
Foundry Tel Aviv powered by The Junction

Intelligent Enterprise
Foundry Paris

2019 Cohorts

HCM & People Engagement
Foundry San Francisco

Experience Management
Foundry San Francisco

Enterprise Social Impact
Foundry New York

Enterprise Health
Foundry New York

Women and Diverse-Led Enterprise Tech
Foundry Berlin

FinTech, Global Risk & Compliance
Foundry Berlin

Shopping Experience
Foundry Paris

Green Tech and Sustainable Enterprise
Foundry Paris

Customer Experience (Commerce & Marketing)
Foundry Munich

Deep Tech & Intelligent Enterprise
Foundry Tel Aviv

Intelligent Enterprise
Foundry Singapore

Intelligent Enterprise
Foundry Tokyo

2020 H1 Cohorts in Progress

Travel Tech
Foundry San Francisco

Retail Tech
Foundry New York

Industry 4.0
Foundry Berlin

Customer Experience & Commerce
Foundry Munich

HR Tech
Foundry Paris

Consumer Products
Foundry Tel Aviv

Industry 4.0
Foundry Singapore

Industry 4.0
Foundry Tokyo

We built a global network run by diverse leaders in 8 strategic startup hubs

We brought together the best mentors and coaches
across continents, disciplines and companies

1,000+

mentors engaged

31,500+

connections in our immediate network

Connect

750+

unique interactions with customers and partners

We helped our customers find innovative solutions
that extend the value of their investments in SAP software

25+

industry’s needs addressed

185+

customer pilots and recurring contracts

30

listed SAP App Center + SolEx partners

“SAP.iO is working with some truly innovative HR companies. It is awesome to see SuccessFactors investing in startup innovation and refreshing to know Gerdau can tap an ecosystem to meet our challenges.”

Gustavo Silva de FrancaCIO, Gerdau

We committed to drive inclusive entrepreneurship
through SAP.iO No Boundaries

Up to 40%

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

200+

startups founded or led by underrepresented entrepreneurs to be invested in or accelerated by 2023

1st

comprehensive initiative in the business software industry

“We see this program as an important step in accelerating SAP’s Industry 4.0 Now initiative with new and innovative solutions, that not only which captures and capture data but utilize this data to integrates data into business processes to and drive outcomes.”

Thomas SaueressigExecutive Board Member for Product Engineering, SAP SE

We drove important conversations and
moved the needle for the SAP innovation brand

5M

impressions on Twitter

500+

articles

450+

major and local events

“We’ve never worked with a company so connected and culturally aligned. SAP is unstoppable in finding new ideas that will make everything in their portfolio work better. We feel like we are one of those innovations.”

Jan BruceCo-Founder & CEO, meQuilibrium

Our team ensured that a
small input had a big output

75%

of our leadership is from an underrepresented minority

297

collective years of experience

17

different languages spoken

Our Team

Our Alumni