Sofia HMICH

Sofia HMICH

Sofia HMICH

Founder, Future Positive Capital

Sofia is an entrepreneurial and progress-focused investor, humanist and philomath.

Sofia has been recognised by Forbes as « 30 Under 30 » (Finance category), by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, by Founders Forum as a « Founder of the Future » and by the French government as an expert advisor to the « France 2020 » project.

In 2016, she founded Future Positive Capital , a VC firm on a mission to to accelerate the next generation of businesses that progress the world towards a prosperous, fulfilling and equitable future. With the conviction that tomorrow’s most successful companies will strategically elevate the definition of value beyond financial returns to include human capital, innovation capital and societal impact, Future Positive Capital finds, funds and fosters the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs – radical minds applying proprietary science and technology to solve challenging socio-economic-environmental problems at scale. Their portfolio includes,Ynsect – the global leader in alternative protein supply (PE Hub), Streetbees – a company upending the business intelligence market by creating real-time, street-level market intelligence through its tech platform and virtual community (Wired), and What3Words – a company building a global, precise and incredibly simple addressing system, providing unique 3-word identifiers for any location (Wired).

Sofia’s remarkable career at the intersection of tech innovation and investment encompasses successful stints at Index Ventures, Europe’s top venture capital firm, and with angel investor Robin Klein where she processed 32 deals (including ROLI, Citymapper and Farfetch). Prior to this, at the worldwide digital music service Deezer, she was tasked with raising investment round funds of $130 million before becoming the business’s Global Strategy Manager, coordinating international expansion and opening 15 worldwide offices.

Purpose-driven and rigorously execution-focused, Sofia’s personal and professional passions were directed for more than a decade towards impactful non-profit ventures, founding and steering four groundbreaking programmes. One such project, literacy initiative Laboratoire des Histoires, was singled out by the French government to receive multi-million-Euro investment and rolled out nationwide.

With her international experience, intellectual and philosophical curiosity and a love of rapid-fire conversation (in no less than four languages), Sofia is also an engaging and sought-after speaker, mentor and guest lecturer at Science Po Paris.

She’s also the powerhouse behind Impact Coffee, monthly meetups about high-impact entrepreneurship.

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