Warby Parker

  • Pair Eyewear, the Warby Parker for kids, launches today

    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 Nathan Kondamuri, wants to be the Warby Parker for children, giving kids and parents a way to affordably shop for glasses online. But Pair takes it one step further with customizable frames… Read More

  • Opternative sues Warby Parker for allegedly stealing its online eye exam

    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 competing “Prescription Check” feature. That’s according to a legal complaint filed by Opternative last month that was unsealed today as the lawsuit unfolds. Read More

  • Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services Crunch Network

    Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services

    Would you be comfortable buying glasses sight-unseen? Despite the undeniable rise in online shopping, there are still products we are concerned to buy online. Touching, feeling, wearing, and testing out physical products are where the value of brick and mortar retail truly shines. On high-end purchases, the shopping experience is part of what we pay for. In-store stylists, personal shoppers… Read More

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

    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 tandem to administer a 20-minute series of eye tests, which are then reviewed by a doctor who makes the final call on your prescription. Read More

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

    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. The note pulls together a wide range of top executives from tech companies, investment firms and the like, including Indiegogo, Greylock Partners, Casper, Birchbox, Foursquare, Warby… Read More

  • Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups  Crunch Network

    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 media attention, they’re proving just as innovative as their more high-profile tech counterparts. Read More

  • Warby Parker is offering Snapchat-exclusive sunglasses

    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 Snapchat story with its followers with a unique URL where, for a limited time, they can buy “head-turning Haskell in Crystal, now with new silver mirrored lenses” for $95. (I… Read More

  • How our Founding Fathers raised a Series A

    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 the sky. If you’re like me, you were likely quite disappointed to find out that Hamilton wasn’t about an epic duel, I mean “syndicate,” between Backstage… Read More

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

    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 chance, as would most engineers and designers. But I wonder if they’re most often making a mistake? I can point to a number of founders who have had repeat success in B2B markets. Read More