Who is Stéphanie Tumba?
“Stéphanie is a multi-award-winning investor, author and founder of Sté Tumba Capital, an angel investment vehicle that is focused on real estate, seed and early-stage investments. Stéphanie Tumba looks for globally-minded start-ups that change the world we live in. She invests in areas with incredible impact, ranging from web-enabled products and services to real estate projects.” – Jason Hartman, Thrive Global
Stéphanie Tumba is the eldest sister from a family of six children. Born and raised in Paris to Congolese parents, she is the daughter of a real-estate entrepreneur. No wonder, then, that she followed her father’s footsteps by taking the entrepreneurial route to invest in her first flat as an 18-year-old. This early inspiration has helped Stéphanie to build her very own property portfolio.
The path that led her to where she is today was not straightforward and you could say Stéphanie has lived a few different lives. She firstly went to university to study English Literature and Civilisation with a major in Developmental Psychology (e.g. Children Psychology). She later switched to Business Management, graduating with a major in marketing and minor in finance at the ESSEC Business School in Paris. All through her studies and life, Stéphanie has accumulated valuable experiences in a variety of industries: banking, finance, entertainment, retail, and, more importantly, in the luxury & beauty industry.
Some notable brands Stephanie has worked for include L’Oréal Group and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). As such, she has been exposed to a diversity of processes and structures in the international job market gaining a variety of skillsets. She has developed an undeniably strong understanding of the corporate world and its different career paths.
Stéphanie has travelled to all seven continents around the world and worked in Sydney, Paris, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Madrid and London. From these experiences, she learned the values, norms and traditions that affect the way a member of a group typically perceives, thinks, interacts, behaves and makes judgements.
Despite liking her international career in marketing and enjoying all the experiences around the world, Stéphanie did not feel fully satisfied and fulfilled with the standard corporate environment. As such, after dealing with a difficult divorce (she wrote a book about it - more about it here), being sacked from a job she hated and getting the opportunity to get back into finance, Stéphanie worked for a short period for a family office and with the support of its managing director, she created her business angel vehicle in 2016.
Her first angel investment was in the hospitality industry, which was then sold the following year for twice its original valuation. Since then, Stéphanie’s investment portfolio has grown to include 20 or so investments in addition to real estate acquisitions.
Stéphanie is an accomplished entrepreneur, award-winning author, and philanthropist with a dynamic personality helping you to become the person you want to be.
Since 2016, people all over Europe have felt empowered through her unshakeable optimism, warmth, and her transformational power through motivational talks, workshops, and her exclusive personal life coaching and mentoring.
Addressing audiences full of people from around the globe, Stéphanie is constantly invited back again for her powerful messages and the ability to connect deeply with people from all walks of life. Her joie de vivre, her iconic smile and her hands-on approach motivate people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of her knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.Come and find out for yourself what an inspirational woman she is by meeting her!
“It's not the lack of resources that cause failure, it's the lack of resourcefulness”