Sept. 13, 2016: Hint Water’s founder and CEO considers her morning a critical part of her day and devotes the wee hours of the morning to checking her email and schedule.
Sept. 12, 2016: Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based hint Inc., which produces the leading flavored water with no sweeteners and nothing artificial.
July 25, 2016: After leaving her job at AOL in 2001, Goldin, a wife and mother of three, developed an interest in healthy foods and beverages. A longtime diet-soda drinker, she found it difficult to give up artificially sweetened drinks. “I aspired to drink plain water but found it boring,” Goldin says.
July 5, 2016: The idea for Hint Water as a brand rather than a hobby came on a 2004 trip to her local Whole Foods in San Francisco, when Goldin realized she couldn’t buy a bottled version of the fruit-infused water she’d made in her kitchen, without sugar or sweeteners.
May 2, 2016: Back at 2015’s Celebrate conference in Downtown Las Vegas, got the chance to sit down with Hint’s CEO and founder Kara Goldin to talk about her company and the journey to entrepreneurship she has endured.
Mar. 28, 2016: Almost a decade ago, Kara Goldin, a mother of three children with her fourth child on the way, wanted her family to eat healthier by consuming natural foods. She was so unhappy with the amounts of preservatives and sugar her drinks had, as she was habituated to drinking 10 to 12 cans of diet coke a day.
Mar. 23, 2016: Kara Goldin talks about sugar as if it were a bad thing–a very bad thing. Goldin, the founder of $30 million beverage company hint®, launched the company in 2005 after developing the unsweetened flavored water in her home kitchen as a healthy alternative to the sweetened juices she had been buying for her kids.
Mar. 9 2016: Even after a decade in the beverage business Kara Goldin still hasn’t mastered the art of the hard sell. “We’re probably the only beverage company that encourages people to drink tap water,” the Hint Water founder and CEO says with a laugh.
Jan. 22, 2016: Kara Goldin always found water plain and boring. She swore by Diet Coke and drank about 10 to 12 cans a day. “I was exhausted, I weighed more than I wanted to weigh, and I also had terrible acne.”
Jan. 8, 2016: While I am great at multitasking, when it’s time for me, it’s time for me! Daily exercise is the most important thing for me to start my day, and *no one* is going to interrupt that.
Nov. 25, 2015: When I started hearing from conference organizers that Coke and Pepsi executives requested that I not be on their panels, I knew Hint was on to something big! Their concern was that the audience would get focused on ‘the wrong things’ versus ‘their innovation.’
Nov. 17, 2015: Although marketing and brand awareness was not a major theme, it was brought to light during a fireside chat between Hint Water Founder and CEO Kara Goldin and Mixergy Founder Andrew Warner.
Oct. 21, 2015: Last month, flavored water brand Hint launched a new caffeinated brand extension called Hint Kick, a three-SKU line that includes a lemon cayenne variety. Hint founder Kara Goldin said that the product was designed to be flavorful and unique as compared to other enhanced waters.
Oct. 6, 2015: Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Water, a company that created a type of flavored water completely untarnished by terrible ingredients. That means no diet sweeteners and preservatives; additionally, the water is also gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan, and contains zero calories.
Sept. 13, 2015: Coke and coffee weren’t healthy enough for Google engineers who pull caffeine-fueled all-nighters writing computer code — so they got a replacement. The product, Hint Kick, which is stocked in refrigerators all over Silicon Valley ranging from Facebook to Yelp, is hitting New York City stores this month.
Aug. 21, 2015: Part of building a successful small business is keeping your foot on the gas even when you aren’t in the office. Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Water, a flavored-water company, has developed habits that help her stay productive while traveling.
July 6, 2015: Back in 2004 Kara Goldin was a stay-at-home mom with three kids and another on the way when she decided she wanted to lose weight, clear up her acne and wean her family off sugary drinks. She purged her fridge of soda and juice and dropped some pomegranate seeds, raspberries, lime and blueberries into a pitcher.
June 30, 2015: It’s boring enough for an adult to try to gulp down eight glasses of water daily. There’s no way plain H2O can compete for a kid’s palate against the sugary, bubble-bursting taste of soda. That’s where Hint water comes in.
May 5, 2015: When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.