Podcast E020 | Sallie Jian of SAP.io

00:00 Introduction
00:33 What inspired you to become a VC?
04:08 What is your investment thesis? What is the motivation for your thesis?
06:27 What are you currently reading or learning or listening to these days?
09:08 In 2 years, how do you see venture capital evolved or changed?
12:50 How do people contact you?
12:56 Thank you

Featured Guest Bio:
Sallie Jian is the Head of SAP.iO New York which is the corporate venture & innovation arm of SAP, a publicly traded enterprise software company. In her role, she is managing and running SAP.iO New York, including programs devoted to women and diverse-led B2B enterprise software companies.

Prior to SAP, Sallie was a VP at SeedInvest where she led the firm’s Venture Capital team and served as CFO and Head of Business Development at Savile Row Society, a men’s e-commerce startup, where she led firm initiatives around financing, revenue generation, customer acquisition, and business development.

Sallie began her career in financial services at Morgan Stanley Technology Investment Banking in Silicon Valley and General Atlantic in NYC. She graduated from the Haas Business Program at UC Berkeley and has been recognized as an emerging technology leader in the Venture Capital category as a 2018 Innovators & Disruptors CNBC & America on Tech Awards recipient. She is a frequent public speaker and has been invited to speak at AdWeek Conference, SOS, LAUNCH, 1776, Empress Insights, Retail X Series, Brunchwork, Fordham Women in Tech, VC Summit, Women's Alternative Investment Summit, Cornell Johnson Women in Tech, IESE Business School, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley, Supply Chain Revolution and more. In 2020, she was recognized by NYC Women in Fintech as a Leader in their Top 50 Women Transforming FinTech list.

Fund Information:
SAP.iO is SAP’s startup venture arm with an enterprise-focused accelerator program whose goal is to secure SAP customers’ future in a world going through rapid digital transformation by being the bridge to the most relevant startup innovation. Since inception in 2017, SAP.iO has supported 300+ startups across 25+ Industries of which 80+ have solutions available on the SAP App Store that have resulted in 150+ signed SAP Customer contracts. SAP.iO had an strong year in 2020 with more than 400 press articles mentions in The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and more. It was recognized as Winner of the Corporate Startup Accelerator Award and named among the World’s Top 25 Startup-Friendly Companies by Mind the Bridge and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Fund Site:

Instagram: @salliejian

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