Danielle Weisberg, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at fast-growing email newsletter, the Skimm
"What we’ve realized after launching something, going through our first fundraising and hiring our first employees is that we’ve definitely run the gamut of these first experiences. What we’ve taken away is that starting a company is really hard. Starting a company as someone in their mid-20s is especially hard. Starting a company without an additional business background or a tech background is exceedingly hard. And doing it all for the first time is just very difficult for anyone."
"On a personal level for us, this was something that we did because we obviously were really passionate about the idea but it was also a way for us to learn a whole new skill set. So, success for us in a lot of ways is becoming business women for the first time and striking out on our own. It’s also about being able to run a company and still be human beings— be sane, see our family and have lives— that is definitely a part of our definition of success."
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