Warby Parker

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia

Allbirds' wool runners have been a VC favorite since the beginning. Now, the company is worth $1.4 billion.

Warby Parker taps NY celebs for Pupils Project limited edition collection

Warby Parker is introducing a new collaboration as part of the Pupils Project. In participation with a number of famous New Yorkers, including Rosario Dawson, Lena Dunham, Nikolai Fraiture, Iman, Fran

Humbition is a new fund led by the Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin

Zocdoc founder Cyrus Massoumi and Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin have created a new $30 million fund called Humbition aimed at early stage, founder-led companies in New York. “The fund is focused

Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores

Uppercase is launching out of stealth with $3.5 million in VC funding to help direct-to-consumer brands expand into the physical world. Lerer Hippeau has led the round, with participation from CRV and

Warby Parker’s Dave Gilboa is coming to Disrupt SF

In 2010, the eyewear industry got its long-awaited new player. Warby Parker entered the market with a simple offering: stylish Rx glasses, bought online, for a reasonable price. While this sounds like

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel The rise of experiential commerce Late last

Warby Parker raises $75 million more for trendy glasses

Glasses have been en vogue for several years and with celebrities donning them on the Oscar’s red carpet, it doesn’t seem like the trend is about to fade away. One company that’s be

Warby Parker launches pilot program for kids’ frames

Warby Parker has been around for seven years, but today the company is finally unveiling a new product category. In a 12-week pilot program, Warby Parker is now offering kids’ frames to folks in

Pair Eyewear, the Warby Parker for kids, launches today

In February of 2010, Warby Parker launched into the world and became a global brand and eventually a unicorn. And today, Pair Eyewear wants to do the same. Pair, the brainchild of Sophia Edelstein and

Opternative sues Warby Parker for allegedly stealing its online eye exam

Eyewear e-commerce giant Warby Parker is accused of signing partnership contracts and NDAs with online eyeglass prescription test startup Opternative, then stealing the technology to launch its own co

Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services

Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle. More posts by this contributor Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, b

Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor

Warby Parker wants to get you the right prescription glasses without forcing you to get an in-person eye test. It's now testing its new Prescription Check app that uses your phone and computer in tand

New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions.

Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups 

When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less med

Warby Parker is offering Snapchat-exclusive sunglasses

Warby Parker is offering its very first Snapchat-exclusive product — limited sunglasses that are only available for purchase to its Snapchat followers. The eyeglass retailer said it just shared a S

How our Founding Fathers raised a Series A

For some of us, hot dogs, patriotic songs and fireworks are enough. We here at TechCrunch expect more of our readers. Why be satisfied with fireworks when you could literally launch a Kickstarter into

You’ve Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn

Imagine if the founder of a very successful consumer technology company knocked on your door and offered to get you in on the ground floor of their new enterprise. Almost any VC would jump at the chan

LSTN Is The Warby Parker Of Headphones

While companies like Warby Parker and Toms Shoes have made corporate responsibility more popular over the past few years, the technology industry hasn’t adapted as quickly. Meet LSTN, a headp

Warby Parker Now Worth $1.2 Billion, Focusing On Building More Brick-And-Mortar Stores

The e-commerce eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker has raised $100 million to expand physical store locations from 12 to 20 by year's end and to work on technology that will allow customers to conduct ey

The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

In 2015 Uber, the world's largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the
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