Babson Magazine

Summer 2018

News, Notes + Nods


Tanya Soman ’12

Tanya Soman (right) served as facilitator for a conversation with fashion entrepreneur Ruthie Davis, MBA’93 (left), at Babson Connect in San Francisco. Tanya is a venture partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital seed fund. She emails, “We had a fantastic turnout, with alumni, current students, investors, and entrepreneurs in attendance. We got an unplugged version of the story behind the Ruthie Davis brand and gained insight into her journey. Ruthie was refreshingly honest about her entrepreneurial lifestyle. It was fascinating to hear her perspective on the nomadic founder, fundraising, and how to build a brand that stays relevant.”