Empowering Researchers and Graduate Students

SofiaGo maximizes personal and professional development in Academia through tailor made financial services to reach its full potential.

Empowering Researchers and Graduate Students

We believe that the reimbursement culture of universities is keeping the academic event ecosystem from thriving.

We built the SofiaGo business model specifically to benefit all participants in the academic event ecosystem.

By helping the scholar with the cost of attending academic events, we believe they will attend more conferences, register for the events earlier, and book their travel earlier than they do today.
This will benefit academic events by ensuring that everybody that is asked or allowed to attend the event can do so financially and ensure that attendees register as early as possible.
By booking their travel earlier the University saves as much as 20% on the cost of the single event. In addition, SofiaGo validates reimbursement guidelines with Universities, maximizing benefit to Scholar within University policies saving significant administration costs.
We believe that the reimbursement culture of universities is keeping the academic event ecosystem from thriving.

Empowering finance for researchers

More than 15 Million Scholars in the US and Europe present their research at 50,000+ academic events each year

We are the first fintech designed to help Researchers and Graduate Students relieve the financial stress caused by poorly fitted financial tools. Our goal is to empower Academia through tailor-made financial services and by developing partnerships with Universities, Academic Institutions and Organizations. New Thinking, New Finance, New Peace of mind for Academics.

Scholars in US and Europe
15 Million
academic events each year

The founders

  • Matthew Leavenworth

    Matthew Leavenworth

    Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

    Matt is one of the most experienced top level managers in financial services worldwide with an inclination on creating disruptive and innovative products.

  • Roberto Rodriguez , PhD

    Roberto Rodriguez , PhD

    Chief Academic Officer and Co-founder

    Roberto has a PhD from Sciences Po Paris and is a former OECD delegate for Science and Technology, as well as a respected lecturer in various Universities.

  • Francisco Rodriguez

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Chief Operations Officer and Co-founder

    Francisco has been a C-Level Executive +10 years in disruptive internet companies with explosive growth leadership and various business models from fintech and e-commerce to food delivery and classifieds.