CEO's Under 30 That Are Slaying The Business World
The days of Top CEOs being over 40-and-counting are long gone. With new tech at our fingertips, it’s increasingly easier and easier for young people to create their own startups, brands, and companies. Whether barely out of their teens or barely out of college, these under-30 CEOs are a new source of inspiration for all of us. And, here's the best part of making it CEO-big before 30....no overrated company ladders to climb!
Alexandra Cristin White
White is the CEO of Glam Seamless, a versatile beauty company that creates natural tape-in hair extensions for women. The company began in 2012, and now has $2.6 million in revenue-- in fact, White actually started the company with a free website builder and less than $1,000 in her pocket.
Lisa Darwin and Casey Lewis
Darwin and Lewis are the co-founders of your new favorite daily newsletter: Clover Letter. An email newsletter and online community for teenage girls, both Darwin and Lewis quit their jobs in media to found Clover Letter 2015. The newsletter now holds over 50,000 individual readers, and is the Gen-Z outlet for all things powerful and political.
Shanil Wazarali and Sagar Hemani
If you’re on the lookout for a new one-stop dorm room shop, look no further than Roomify, founded in 2013 by Snail Wazarali and Sagar Hemani in Austin, Texas. Roomify is an online store that sends you all the essentials for your dorm. Anything from shower caddies to blankets to bath sets. A team of only five people, Roomify is on its way to shake up the whole college experience.
Kimmey is the CEO of Rover.com, an app dedicated to finding you your next dog walker or sitter. My parents never let us have a dog, but I've been a lifelong dog lover," Kimmey has said. "So the idea and the mission immediately resonated with me." Founded in 2011, the company has raised over $95 million thus far.
Goube is here to make migration easier for all through her company, Techfugees. Whether it’s to help individuals seeking a way to apply for a visa or a way to acclimate to their new environment(s), Techfugees has received over $6 million in funding and holds over 2 million monthly users.
David “Ewok” Lee
Lee is the founder of Hush, the first pair of “smart headphones” on the market. Formed in December 2014 due to a nearly $600,000-and-counting Kickstarter campaign, Hush headphones are designed to block out all noise except any/all notifications.
Athleisure has never looked this good: Haney’s fashion company, Outdoor Voices, was formed after Haney had an activewear assignment during her study at the Parsons School for Design. Outdoor Voices has earned over $8 million in venture backing-- and Haney has no practical experience or connections to the business world. She’s gone as far as to say “"I don't have experience on my side, but I have persistence."
Doreen Bloch is the founder and CEO of everybody’s go-to beauty freebie website, Poshly. By filling out surveys and questionnaires, site users get the chance to win must-have Yves Saint Laurent perfume or an Anastasia Beverly Hills glow kit. With over $3 million in venture funding, it’s time you make Poshly your new homepage.
Let’s face it: we all secretly love celebrity gossip. And Nwandu- with her company, The Shade Room- has revolutionized it. Called “the TMZ of Instagram” by the New York Times, The Shade Room currently has over 2.5 million followers and pulls in an additional 100k followers every ten days.
Ewerbring is currently the co-founder of the VR company Resolution Games-- and it’s not just Call of Duty-esque battle sequences: they’ve currently launched VR fishing and VR solitaire mini-games. Raking in over $6 million in funding from investors, Ewerbring is more than ready to turn the gaming community on its head.
Milrom’s company, EatPops, crafts juice pops- infused with things like kale, ginger, and beets- that are equally healthy and delicious. Milrom founded the company while studying for her bar exam in 2013. Now in over 300 locations across the northeast, EatPops is surely and steadily growing into the next big thing.
Rust is the Director of Operations Strategy at Lyft, your go-to for a quick ridesharing program. Rust, a Stanford graduate, initially started out as an employee at the company before making his way up to the executive board. Now, Lyft is looking at becoming one of the first ridesharing platforms to implement self-driving cars.