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
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
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
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
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
There's a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker raised over $100 mi
Ever since they disrupted the glasses industry, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/warby-parker/">Warby Parker</a> hasn't seen much competition from other startups. Until now. <a target="_bl
More than a million pair of glasses have been distributed through Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program that launched with the company in 2010. Speaking with co-founder and co-CEO Neil B
Online eyeglasses company Warby Parker just raised a $60 million Series C round from its existing investors, with Tiger Global Management leading. General Catalyst Partners, Spark Capital, Thrive Capi
Someone should probably go make a Wikipedia page for the "Warby Parker model," since it has rapidly become the go-to business strategy for online retail startups.
Months after Warby Parker opened its flagship store in New York, co-founder Jeff Raider is taking his other venture, Harry's, in a brick and mortar direction as well. Tomorrow, the shaving supply star
Warby Parker, like so many other lifestyle/tech hybrid companies, faced the problem many small companies see while trying to launch a real brand: how do you make the story resonate?
Hip online eyewear startup Warby Parker has, over the last two years, been partnering with boutiques to open "stores-within-stores," or small Warby Parker showrooms, where customers could try on their
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.warbyparker.com/">Warby Parker</a> co-founder Jeff Raider has teamed up with his old friend Andy Katz-Mayfield to bring a little of that Warby Parker magic to shavi