Warby Parker

Trendy luggage brand Away packs on $100M, rolls past $1.4B valuation

Away's new lofty valuation proves how far you can get with excellent branding. 

Boundless gets $7.8M to help immigrants navigate the convoluted green card process

Foundry Group has led the round for Boundless, an information platform providing immigrants tools and support.

Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update

In this week's newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom's upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway's big rounds.

These ad execs have a venture fund they’d like to sell you

Mike Duda comes from the world of advertising. In fact, he spent 13 years at the renowned ad agency Deutsch, becoming the youngest partner in the company’s history until another creative, Brent Vart

How students are founding, funding and joining startups

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 dips into AR with the launch of virtual try-on

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

New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates

Graduate Fund has written "angel-sized" checks to five companies so far, including Spellbrush and Ally Shoes.

Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital brings in $1B

Thrive Capital has announced the close of its largest fund to date.

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 Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them Amazon’s next conquest will b

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 the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Will tech companies change the way we manage our health? Amazon isn’t to blame for t

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
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