SAP.iO Foundry SF Demo Day Spring 2018 — Three Months of Building the Intelligent Enterprise

Shuchi Rana
Jun 21, 2018 · 3 min read

SAP.iO invests in and accelerates startup innovation that strategically expands the Intelligent Ecosystem around SAP’s applications, digital platform, and technology services / APIs. The SAP.iO Foundries are our global network of top-tier, equity-free programs for startups, including accelerators, to help startups build innovative software that delivers high value for SAP customers. Startups selected for our Foundry programs receive access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technologies, and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.

Ram Jambunathan, SVP and Managing Director, SAP.iO

On Tuesday, June 19th, the SAP.iO Foundry in SF held its “Demo Day”, where the cohort of 10 startups building the future of the Intelligent Enterprise provided updates on key milestones achieved during the 14-week program, including product development, funding, and customer acquisition. During the program, the cohort collectively closed nearly $15M in funding, built new relationships with 100+ mentors (from SAP and its ecosystem), and met with nearly 90 customers and partners who visited the SAP.iO Foundry SF. As a result of the program, several of the startups have started building integrations with SAP solutions, which will further enhance the startup value proposition and reduce implementation times. In addition, after building a validated integration, these startup solutions can get dramatically expanded customer exposure through listing on the SAP AppCenter.

More than 125 attendees, including VCs, SAP customers and partners, and SAP senior executives heard Demo Day pitches from the startups, including:

API Fortress (Patrick Poulin) — Enterprise Testing for Today’s Architectures

Contract Wrangler (Neil Peretz) — Machine Learning to Uncover Hidden Business Insights in Contracts

Autit (Paul Noble) — AI to Harmonize Material Master Data for Spare Parts in Manufacturing

Cultivate (Joe Freed) — AI-powered Workforce Analytics via Natural Communication

Blendoor (Brittany VanPutten) — Augmented Intelligence & People Analytics to Mitigate Unconscious Bias

Myagi (Simon Turner) — The “Knowledge Supply Chain” Powering Sales Intelligence

Britehealth (Niousha Zadeh) — AI Technology for Patient Engagement & Compliance in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials

Qualified (Nathan Doctor) — Quantifying the World’s Technical Talent

Centrifuge (Lea Bauer) — The Protocol for Global Commerce on Top of a Public Blockchain

Slync (Chris Kirchner) — Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Supply Chain

In the words of Blendoor CEO Stephanie Lampkin: “Our experience in the SAP.iO Foundry has far exceeded our expectations. We have never felt so prepared for the next steps in our company as we do now that we have completed the cohort. It genuinely feels like a family or village of people that care about our business and personal success; no sugar-coating, no shortcuts, not cookie-cutter mentorship.”

Finally, we thank everyone who supported the SAP.iO Foundry SF 2018 Spring Cohort — SAP executives who selected and supported the startups’ participating in the program, the many mentors and advisors who generously shared their time, SAP customers and partners who visited the SAP.iO Foundry SF during the program, and of course, the startups — whose resilience, passion and commitment to building the future of enterprise software — inspire us every day.


SAP.iO is growing a generation of revolutionary software businesses in the SAP ecosystem.

Shuchi Rana

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Head @SAP_iO San Francisco. Helping shape the future of Enterprise. Building a diverse and Inclusive world. Walking the talk.



SAP.iO is growing a generation of revolutionary software businesses in the SAP ecosystem.

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