Ram Jambunathan

Aug 27, 2018

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Dr. Ram Jambunathan is SVP and Managing Director of SAP.iO, SAP’s organization that invests in and incubates startup innovation to strategically expand SAP’s ecosystem around SAP data sets, technologies, and APIs. Ram is responsible for both the SAP.iO Fund, which makes direct investments into early stage startups in areas strategic to SAP, and the SAP.iO Foundries, a global network of top-tier, primarily zero-equity ask startup programs that provide startups access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technologies, and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.

Ram was 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. Ram is based in San Francisco.

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