Tanya Soman is a native New Yorker and the youngest female Venture Partner at 500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator. She focuses on investment opportunities in the consumer space with an emphasis on retail, beauty, and fashion. Previously, she worked at several AdTech startups in NYC before moving to Silicon Valley. Tanya is passionate about bridging the gap between international founders and Silicon Valley. She speaks at events globally on raising from The Valley, nailing your company pitch, fundraising strategy, etc. Tanya graduated in 3 years with a BS in business management from Babson College.