Skimm Founders

ISSUE – Sept. 26 | The New York Times is backing TheSkimm, the fast-growing newsletter that wants to be more than a newsletter

It’s not a huge investment, but it’s an interesting one. TheSkimm, the fast-growing newsletter aimed at young women, has new backers, including the New York Times. The Times is part of a group of investors putting a total of $500,000 into the New York-based startup. TheSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin say the money is an add-on to an $8 million round, led by 21st Century Fox, that they announced this summer. [ Recode ]