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One billion US dollars for SAP Ventures

After record results in 2013, SAP Ventures is strengthening its strategy with a new fund and an expanded team to help entrepreneurs and startups grow faster and succeed.
E-3 Magazine
4 October 2013
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SAP Ventures, an independent company linked to the SAP affiliated venture capital company, announced on October 2 that over 650 million US dollar were raised for the new SAP Ventures Fund II.

With the Hana Real Time Fund, a Fund of funds with a volume of 405 million US dollarwhich invests in venture capital funds for early-stage financing of start-ups, SAP Ventures has raised new funds of over one billion euros in twelve months. US dollar acquired.

Together with the Ventures Fund I, a Fund with a volume of 353 million US dollarwhich was launched in 2011, the company's assets under management have grown to more than US dollar grown.

SAP Ventures also announced that it is building a team of ten people to work closely with portfolio companies and provide them with access to Customers and partners for the Market launch and to Technology and industry experts in the Customers- and partner network. This is to be implemented in the USAEurope and Asia.

SAP In 2013, Ventures recorded twelve Initial public offerings and Company acquisitions Record results. Five of the portfolio companies (Control 4, Just Dial, Marin Software, Tremor Video and Violin Memory) went to the Stock Exchange.

Seven (Aepona, Apriso, Datria, ExactTarget, Ignite, ScaleIO and Voxeo) were acquired.

"SAP Ventures is a key partner for innovation and the intellectual renewal of SAP. It helps us to Customers- and partner network, which includes a number of innovative company founders, developers and Venture capitalists belong to"

said Vishal Sikka, SAP-Board member.

"We think that we represent a new type of venture capital fund. We have the advantage of being independent while still benefiting from access to one of the largest global networks of corporate clients and partners in the world"

said Nino Marakovic, CEO and Managing Director of SAP Ventures. We can therefore help entrepreneurs to use proven methods for customer acquisition and international growth. You get an optimal combination of independent Financing and the relationships of a large company."

SAP Ventures

SAP Ventures is a Investment company with assets under management of over 1.4 billion US dollarthat would like to cooperate with Venture capital-companies around the world.

SAP Ventures can act as an independent Holding company under the umbrella of the SAP the relationship with SAP and his Customers- and partner network for the benefit of its portfolio companies and fund managers.

SAP Ventures was founded in 1997 and has invested in more than 125 companies on five continents. The company currently manages two FundSAP Ventures Fund I (fund in the amount of 353 US dollarwhich was launched in 2011) and the SAP Ventures Fund II (fund in the amount of 651 US dollarwhich was launched in 2013).

Both Fund invest in IT companies that are in the growth stage. Fund I invests in LinkedIn, Exact Target, Endeca, OpenX, Criteo, DocuSign, Fitbit and Box.

The Hana Real Time Fund is a Fund of funds with a volume of 405 million US dollarwhich was founded in 2012. The Fund invests directly or through fund managers in early-stage start-ups worldwide that focus on developing real-time applications and leveraging the potential of big data to drive business advantage.

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