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Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin

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Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, named by the Goldman Sachs Builders & Innovator Summit as one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014, are the founders of theSkimm. As friends, roommates and colleagues, they walked away from their jobs as NBC News producers in their 20s to architect one of the most celebrated startups in millennial culture: theSkimm. theSkimm is a daily email skims the news on behalf of its readers, allowing millions of intelligent, busy subscribers to access current events easily and efficiently without sacrificing their routines.

With the success of theSkimm, the pair was later named in Forbes 2015 ‘30 under 30 in Media,’ and Adweek‘s ‘Young Influentials’ 2015. With an industry-crushing open rate and a growing team; and Danielle and Carly have no intention of slowing down. In the spring of 2016, they launched Skimm Ahead, a news and events app for the iPhone that can integrate directly into the phone’s calendar.

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