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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.

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.

The One Thing Women Entrepreneurs Should Be Doing on Shark Tank — Let's get this straight: These people watched a lot of Shark Tank. To be exact: 495 pitches. The newly minted addicts were two Cornell professors and their research assistants. The goal was not to glean pearls of wisdom from Mark Cuban or any of the other sharks, although that would have been an interesting project.
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Aug 22, 2016

@lisa_calhoun Thanks. I'm not doing as much healthcare writing as I'd like, but I'll definitely take a look

Aug 16, 2016

RT @mariaaspan: What happens when a startup's fast growth goes terribly awry. Fascinating #longread by @lindsayblakely & @BurtHelm https://…

Aug 12, 2016

@jules_afar You're not kidding! Congratulations. Hope you're all happy and healthy.

Aug 10, 2016

@ThaoTTran I am sorry, I am swamped with two features right now and not starting anything new. happy to consider in the fall

Aug 09, 2016

RT @ashleymilnetyte: 'I think the beauty industry is the last frontier for workers' rights.' On The Broad Experience  w/ @TinaAlberino

Aug 09, 2016

@CEOofAesop Thanks, that's great! What's the best way to reach you? And are you on Eastern time?

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