Oana focuses on investments across Scale's technology portfolio with a primary focus on AI. She has been a key member of the AllyO, Honeycomb.io, and Observe.AI deal teams.
Prior to Scale, she was a Senior Associate at SAP.iO Fund, SAP’s $35M early stage fund that invests in the next generation of enterprise software startups, where she sourced investments in Plum.io and Oto.ai. Prior to SAP.iO she was part of SAP’s Ecosystem team where she identified, advocated and executed new opportunities for growth with emerging companies, such as Facebook and Uber. She was responsible for the partnership strategy for chatbots, and executed deals with significant companies in this space, including Slack and Microsoft Teams. During her time at SAP’s HQ in Germany, Oana developed and utilized assessment frameworks in evaluating requests for funding from more than 70 product teams, across different stages of the lifecycle, and provided input for GTM recommendations. She also co-authored a series of blog posts on startup best practices.
Oana obtained her Bachelors in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning from Jacobs University and a Masters in Computer Science and Business with specialization in Internet of Things from Mannheim University in Germany. Outside of work, Oana enjoys fishing, blogging, and occasionally driving tanks.