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Founder Feature: Silja Kim

To get into the weeds as a venture capital/wealth management associate, Silja Kim needed to be able to see a LOT of teeny tiny numbers. Eyewear that kept sliding off her nose was not working for her. And sunglasses that wouldn’t stay put if even a hint of sunscreen hit them was another problem.

These frustrations prompted Silja to identify a business niche that has seen a lot of growth. Her company, Spinoza, creates frames that are featherlight, flexible, modern, sleek and affordable. They’ve been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Eurasian Vogue, Vision Monday, and SoCosmo.

In addition to her entrepreneurial spirit, Silja possesses a philanthropic heart. Spinoza gives 10% of its profits to provide cataract surgeries in underserved communities via Orbis International and Christian Eye Ministry.


Katelyn Murphy-McCarthy

Katelyn is a writer and editor specializing in creative nonfiction. She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and loves hearing and sharing the stories of women who are making a difference.
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