Sonia Faizy

Head of Compliance

Sonia Faizy

Sonia Faizy is the Head of Compliance at UMANA, Inc., a venture capital firm and multi-family office, where she is responsible for administering and overseeing all policies and procedures associated with UMANA’s regulatory compliance program. Sonia’s passion for helping early- stage entrepreneurs and startups has led her to work closely with CEOs, General Partners, Principals, Founders, Investors, and Family Members in venture capital, and specifically, social impact investments. After spending nearly, a decade studying law, politics, and government, Sonia received her BA in political science, graduated law school from the University of San Francisco with a certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, with honors, and passed the CA Bar Exam in 2019. Sonia not only knows the value of hard work, but also knows that meaningful change requires broad cross-sector coordination, and the melding of both mission and margin to find novel solutions to global inequalities that result in lasting benefits to society as a whole. Sonia is a practical dreamer committed to producing venture capital returns by solving some of the world’s most challenging problems.

What does wealth mean to you?

"Wealth has always meant more than just monetary achievement in my eyes. While I do not deny the purpose and effectiveness of possessing financial capital, I believe that it is insufficient without dignity, basic individual freedoms, and personal well-being. True wealth to me is a combination of individual fulfillment, personal well-being (both physical & mental), material success, and influence."