Kara Goldin

Founder and CEO, Hint Inc.

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. 

Since its launch in April 2005, hint® has helped consumers live healthy lifestyles, and has received numerous accolades, including Best Flavored Water (Health, Men’s Health, and SELF). 

Flavored only with natural fruit, hint delivers refreshment without unnecessary additives. hint’s brands include hintfizz, a carbonated drink that received Better Homes and Gardens’ Best New Product award and the Silver Stevie award for Best New Product of the Year in 2012. hintkick, another offering, is hint’s first all-natural, unsweetened caffeinated beverage. 

Kara has been named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. 

Other honors include Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women award; the Gold Stevie award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year; OPENforum’s Women to Watch; and the Marketers That Matter award for Brand Building, Small Company. 

Previously, Kara was vice president of shopping and e-commerce partnerships at AOL, where she grew its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise. 

Kara is an active speaker and writer, and a member of YPO, the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization.