Kim Kaupe
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Kim Kaupe - About

THE BIO & BACKSTORY

Kim Kaupe is the co-founder of The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak), a superfan-focused company that creates engaging fan packages for entertainers, brands, and celebrities. Since starting the company in January 2011, Kim has worked with A-list clients such as Katy Perry, The New York Mets, KISS, Mumford & Sons, Kellogg, Miller Coors, and The Beach Boys.

Kim has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40, and Inc.’s 35 Under 35 list while the company was hailed as a Top 30 Startup to Watch by Entrepreneur, and dubbed an “overnight success” by Inc. Magazine. She was most recently seen on ABC’s hit primetime show, Shark Tank, securing offers from 4 out of 5 sharks. Kim’s contributed articles to numerous media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Woman.

When not working on The Superfan Company… Kim puts her time and effort into the Andrus Family Fund, focusing on issues to advance social justice for vulnerable youth.

She enjoys good music, witty banter, and commenting on life and entrepreneurship on her social channels. If you don’t interrupt her during one of her beloved Florida Gator games, she is always up for a conversation, laugh, or figuring out a master plan on how she can meet and hug one of her idols, Harrison Ford.

 
 

3 (LITTLE KNOWN!) FUN FACTS 

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I am obsessed with cards and will often try to buy some whenever I travel. I could spend hours in Papyrus, Paper Source, Paper Presentation or any place of the sort if you let me!

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I got a call back to potentially be on The Real World while in college but decided not to progress with producers. (I guess the reality bug got me in the end with Shark Tank!)

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My latest guilty pleasure is my InstantPot. I am often found putting my latest failures and successes on my Instagram Stories (@kimkaupe to follow along!).

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AWARDS & HONORS

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Most Disruptive Marketing Company

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2015 Fellow

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Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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2016 Honoree

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40 Under 40

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Top 30 Startups To Watch

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30 Under 30

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35 Under 35

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