Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them.
Warby Parker is today introducing virtual try-on to let shoppers select a pair of frames and instantly see how they look. The tech was built on Apple’s ARKit, and the feature is only available t
Graduate Fund has written "angel-sized" checks to five companies so far, including Spellbrush and Ally Shoes.
Thrive Capital has announced the close of its largest fund to date.
Allbirds' wool runners have been a VC favorite since the beginning. Now, the company is worth $1.4 billion.
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
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 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
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
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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 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
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
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
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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
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.
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 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
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