Sophie Mao

Sophie Mao

Legal Counsel

Before joining OIF, I was a Practice Leader in LegalVision’s corporate team, advising on business structuring, corporate governance and capital raising. I had a particular focus on venture capital, working with some of Australia’s most prominent VC’s and exciting startups (including several OIF portfolio companies!) on deals of all stages and sizes.

Lessons to live by

Having integrity and being easy to work with will yield dividends.

on the lookout for

Solutions which address the increasing need for businesses and governments to protect privacy and data security. Also, climate tech, for (unfortunately) obvious reasons.

lasting impact

At the simplest level, that in each interaction I have with people in my life, they leave the interaction feeling understood and supported.

A successful founder will have a unique perspective on the problem they’re trying to solve and a willingness to seek help from others who can supplement their skill set.

Sophie Mao