Millions, Moves, and Milestones: Updates from Babson Businesses, vol. 2
Babson entrepreneurs have been featured in the media, honored for their accomplishments, and successful in their fundraising endeavors in the past few months – here are just a few of their updates.
Emily Levy ’16 and Maria Del Mar Gomez Viyella ‘16, co-founders of Mighty Well, were named by Marie Claire as 25 year-olds forging the future. Emily and Maria are Summer Venture Program and WIN Lab alumna.
Led by Co-founder and CEO John Xie ’11, productivity platform Taskade raised $5 million in seed funding from Grishin Robotics and Y Combinator. John is an alum of eTower and won the Student Business of the Year award in 2010.
Eagle Wu, founder of Vinci VR, was on the Bill Nye the Science Guy podcast recently, sharing Vinci’s initiatives to train wind turbine workers. Give the What’s Clean, Green and Combats Climate Change? episode a listen – Eagle joins at the 42 minute mark! Eagle is a Summer Venture Program alum.
Another SVP alum, Braeden Ruud MS‘16 and his co-founder Mary Ann Ruud were featured on the cover of PetFood Industry’s magazine in October. Their business Raised Right, which produces human-grade pet food, launched in March 2018 and is now in over 500 retail stores throughout the US.
Babson Global Entrepreneur in Residence Mayuresh Soni MBA’16 and Kazunori Kawanobe MBA’16 recently raised $650,000 at a pre-money $5 million valuation for their business Teplo. A past SVP business, Teplo is a connected tea pot which adjusts its brewing algorithm to give you a truly personalized tea drinking experience. The fundraising round follows a successful Kickstarter last spring.
Babson alumni entrepreneurs Bryanne Leeming MBA’16 (Unruly Studios), John Goscha ’06 (Lucidity Lights), and Rich Palmer MBA’16 (Gravyty) were honored at the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 event in October. They were named to the list in August.