TheSkimm: How Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg built an email empire

TheSkimm is a morning email newsletter that tells 5 million subscribers — including Oprah — the news they need to know. But it was not easy for founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg to get TheSkimm off the ground. The two were roommates who had a "quarter-life-crisis" and quit their jobs at NBC. Then hundreds of startup investors rejected them, and the went into credit card debt. Finally, the found success. They share their war stories and future plans on this episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It" with host Alyson Shontell.

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