Portfolio company: Sophie Paris

Sophie Paris was founded in Jakarta in 1995. Its core business is the design and distribution of fashion accessories with a genuine touch. Its range of products includes handbags, garments, shoes, jewellery and cosmetics. All products are sold through a direct selling model with new catalogues published every 40 days. In 2013, the company counts over 1 million active members who sell more than 50,000 products a day. Having established a stronghold in its home market, the company has expanded in other countries, with regional branches in the Philippines and Morocco. Sophie Paris is a truly global enterprise, employing more than 500 people spanning over 10 nationalities (2013).