Our story

“We have known each other for many years through our respective roles. Tanya is based in Singapore and founded Ladies Investment Club and Her Capital and Christine, in Hong Kong, works with AngelVest and Co-Founded Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ . We were often working with Nicole, also in Hong Kong and her business Next Chapter Ventures. 

Together we found we had a common passion and single minded goal of getting more women in control of their personal finances and ready to start investing. 

It was a natural synergy to come together to build Sophia to Learn. Invest. Change the world.”

Christine, Nicole & Tanya

Sophia Co-founders 

Our team

Christine Yu


Investor, Venture builder, Startup Advisor. Passionate about investing, the gender lens space, and the power of transformational education.

Nicole Denholder


Venture builder, Advisor, Investor

Tanya Rolfe


Investor, Advisor, Speaker

The numbers don’t lie

“We need more women making investment decisions. Diversity drives innovation, and we can empower a generation of female investors to do just that." Christine Yu, Co-founder

  • 17%

    of women discuss saving, investing and planning for retirement with friends/family.

  • 50%

    women make about half as much money as the men

  • 43%

    less saved by women versus men for retirement

We're on a mission to change that

Sophia was built to capture the increasing capital of women and provide the much needed education for women to achieve their financial goals.

  • Accessible investment training for women

  • Demystifying the world of investing

  • Pathways to wealth creation

  • Creating a gender inclusive and diverse investing ecosystem

Are you ready to join us?

“There is a global wealth gap that exists between men and women. Sophia knows how to close this and is taking bold and meaningful action to address it.” Tanya Rolfe, Co-founder

  • ready to invest or increase your wealth and need a place to learn more and get started

  • curious to invest as you keep hearing about startup successes

  • eager to to direct capital towards businesses you want to see in the world

Want to hear more?

“We believe financial education will drive more investment dollars into women-led startups resulting in a positive impact on the world.” Nicole Denholder, Co-founder

Podcast with Sophia Founders

Hear from Christine, Nicole and Tanya on their respective journeys that has led to them starting Sophia.