© Christoph Lange
Danielle Weisberg (Co-Founder, Co-CEO) and Carly Zakin (Co-Founder, Co-CEO)

Location: TheSkimm’s office

theSkimm – Making it easier to be smarter

Founded in 2012
35 employees
Funding $16.3M / 3 rounds

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg co-founded theSkimm 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. The company’s inaugural product — The Daily Skimm — is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, with an engaged community of well over 4 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 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 Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′. They still prefer to work from a couch.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.