SAP Ventures Raises US$1B in the Past 12 Months to Fund Startups

“SAP Ventures is an integral partner of the innovation drive and intellectual renewal happening at SAP. They are helping us build a broader ecosystem that includes some of the most innovative founders, developers and venture capitalists. I have been a big supporter of SAP Ventures over the years. We are proud of our commitment to their newest fund and I look forward to supporting them on their journey.” – Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG.

Since 1997, SAP Ventures has partnered with top entrepreneurs and venture firms to build some of the world’s most disruptive technology businesses. Most recently, SAP Ventures has funded companies such as LinkedIn, Exact Target, Endeca, OpenX, DocuSign, Fitbit and Box.

As a part of our investment strategy, we have 2 funds. The SAP Ventures Fund II focuses on expansion stage companies. The SAP HANA Real-Time fund focuses on real-time technologies for Big Data.

If you have a compelling product that you built on SAP HANA (or other SAP products) or you are planning to do so, let us know because we may be interested in learning more. Please get in touch: http://www.sapventures.com/#contact

We are finishing the year strong. To date, we have seen record results, with 12 merger and acquisition (M&A) and initial public offering (IPO) events. Five of our portfolio companies went public recently, including Control 4, Just Dial, Marin Software, Tremor Video and Violin Memory. Seven of our portfolio companies were also acquired recently, including Aepona, Apriso, Datria, ExactTarget, Ignite, ScaleIO and Voxeo.

As an independent fund affiliated with SAP, we are in a unique position of being independent and having unparalleled access to a large global enterprise ecosystem of customers and partners. Entrepreneurs that we partner with can tap into proven approaches for customer acquisition and international expansion.

To learn more about SAP Ventures, please visit http://www.sapventures.com.

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Nino Marakovic, CEO and Managing Director of SAP Ventures


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