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Kimberly Weisul

Editor-at-Large — Inc.

Professional explainer. Editor-at-Large, @inc. Optimist, amateur naturalist, darn good cook. Addicted to fresh air and natural light.

An Inside Look at the Fall of Theranos — A new behind-the-scenes look at the fall of Theranos, published in Vanity Fair, chronicles founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes's obsession with building a successful blood-testing company--and it's not pretty. Some of the article's observations are by now well-known: that Theranos's original board didn't have much medical or scientific expertise; that the company demands a nondisclosure agreement of all visitors; and that Holmes's authority within Theranos is absolute.

What the Co-Founder of GiveDirectly Learned From Handing Cash to the Poorest People in the World — Paul Niehaus explains to Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul why Silicon Valley is so interested in funding transparent, easy-to-use charities.

What the Co-Founder of GiveDirectly Learned from Handing Cash to the Poorest People in the World — Paul Neihaus explains to Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul why Silicon Valley is so interested in funding transparent, easy-to-use charities.

How This Entrepreneur Knows Her $50 Million Company Is Headed For $1 Billion — It should surprise no one that Sarah Kauss, the founder of S'well water bottles, is a former accountant and also a former Girl Scout. Looking more the latter today in a denim shirtwaist dress, it's clear that New York-based S'well did not jump to $47 million in revenues last year, from just $2.5 million in 2013, by chance.

Kevin Ryan, co-founder of Business Insider and Gilt Groupe, Tackles Healthcare — There's no denying that Kevin Ryan is an ideas guy. Now he's got another idea--or at least he's borrowing one. Ryan, the entrepreneur who came up with the concepts for database company MongoDB, flash-sales site Gilt Groupe, publisher Business Insider, and wedding registry Zola Registry, is now tackling health care.

How Sprinklr CEO Ragy Thomas Rasied $105 Million Without a Single PowerPoint Presentation — Not all unicorns are wounded or dying. And no, this isn't about Uber. In an environment when many late-stage investors are marking down the value of their stakes in billion-dollar startups, Sprinklr, an enterprise software company that helps big companies manage their social media presence, announced that it raised a $105 million investment round at a valuation of $1.8 billion.

Theranos Supporters -- and There Are Some -- Speak Out — After a long silence, the Theranos believers are starting to speak out. When I asked a few months ago why no members of the blood-testing startup's scientific and medical advisory board had made any statements in support of the company, Theranos said it wanted to get the investigation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) behind it.

These 6 Questions Will Help Decide If Your Company Should be a Not-for-Profit — There are enterprising not-for-profits, and there are companies with strong social missions. In the middle, there are a ton of entrepreneurial types who really aren't sure which model they should follow. Kirsten Dickerson has been there.

Another Reason for Women Entrepreneurs to Seek Out Female Investors — We all know that women get precious little venture capital funding: Only three percent of venture capital goes to female CEOs, according to Babson College. And that might be because so few women become venture capitalists: Only six percent of investing partners are women, also according to Babson. Now, here's the twist.

Why This Startup's Tomboy Underwear Is Flying Off the Shelves — All Fran Dunaway wanted was a cool shirt. "Something like Robert Graham, but for women," she says, referring to the colorful men's shirts known for unexpected details such as contrasting cuffs.
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Sep 22, 2016

@kathysacks Hi! I'm writing a story about women entrepreneurs and funding. Any time for a quick call? kweisul at inc dot com

Sep 21, 2016

Love this! BIG accelerator becomes the first to reimburse childcare and healthcare expenses for its entrepreneurs. 

Sep 20, 2016

@SilviaMah I am writing a story for Inc on women funding women. Any chance you could speak for a few mins today or weds? Thanks so much!

Sep 18, 2016

RT @mariaaspan: First time "cisgender" has been said during a prime time awards show? #Emmys

Sep 18, 2016

I love when I am retweeted in a language I don't understand.

Sep 09, 2016

Kinda brilliant => How Hillary Clinton can get that 'presidential look' 

Sep 06, 2016

RT @ashleymilnetyte: Inside the beauty business - and it's not pretty - on The Broad Experience  w/ @TinaAlberino

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