Sophie Yao

Sophie Yao is an accomplished venture capitalist, with experience with multinational technology corporations like Microsoft and Intel. Ms Yao is now the Managing Director of Pegasus Tech Ventures China, a Silicon Valley-based firm.

Ms Yao runs the Startup World Cup – a global startup pitch competition that covers more than 70 countries. She also manages three incubators and regularly lectures, judges and mentors at conferences around the world. She is also a passionate supporter of women’s entrepreneurship and gender equality. 


Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Distinguished Young Alumni Award for excellence in the venture capital industry.
Sophie Yao professional headshot


Master of Engineering