Christine Tao

Co-founder & CEO

Sounding Board

Christine Tao is the co-founder and CEO for Sounding Board, the first Leader Development Platform designed to bridge the leadership gap. Before founding Sounding Board in 2016, she enjoyed several roles in Silicon Valley at Google, YouTube, TapJoy, and other startups. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Operations from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley. In addition to advising several startups, Christine is an angel investor and a fellow at the Tory Burch Foundation. She was named to the EY Winning Women Class of 2021, and won the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. An in-demand speaker, some of her recent engagements include the 2021 Haas Women in Leadership Summit, Xoogler Women’s Network, Leanin, Tory Burch Fellows #EmbraceAmbition and AllRaise. Sounding Board is backed by leading investors like Jazz Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, and Precursor, and is one of less than three percent of female-founded companies to raise venture capital.