Princeton University (M.A., Financial Economics)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc, Mathematics and Economics)
Sophia Lu has a background in identifying emerging trends in the technology industry and translating them into product and investment opportunities.
Before joining Tola, she played a critical role in driving the strategy and direction of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI businesses. Her responsibilities included product strategy, market trend analyses, M&A due diligence, customer strategy, and long-term thought leadership. During her time with Microsoft, Sophia built deep expertise in two areas – business applications and AI. She identified growth opportunities for Microsoft’s business application suite and evaluated acquisition targets ranging from $5M-$20B. She also led thought leadership work in AI, where she identified a set of strategic pivots to accelerate and grow the AI business.
Prior to Microsoft, she worked at the McKinsey New York office, where she led digital transformation efforts for large US financial institutions to achieve data-driven strategy and operations by harnessing AI-powered insights.