Co-Founders and CEOs, theSkimm
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg co-founded theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter, from their couch in 2012. Drawing on the founders’ backgrounds as NBC News producers, theSkimm is reimagining the idea of morning television and changing the way female millennials receive news and information. Its inaugural product — The Daily Skimm — is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, with an engaged community of well over 3.5 million active subscribers and an industry-crushing open rate. theSkimm’s suite of products has grown with the launch of theSkimm for iPhone, which debuted as #1 in news and #9 overall in the Apple App Store. theSkimm continues its integration into new routines for its target demographic, and recently announced the launch of Skimm Studios, marking its upcoming expansion into video. Carly and Danielle have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, Vanity Fair’s The Next Establishment, Adweek’s Young Influentials, and the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit as one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs. They still prefer to work from a couch.