Warby Parker

Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point.  By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, we’re able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the going price.

We believe that buying glasses should be easy and fun. It should leave you happy and good-looking, with money in your pocket.

We also believe that everyone has the right to see. Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses, which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

We have a couple of ground rules at Warby Parker.* *Nothing crazy.

  • Treat customers the way we’d like to be treated: They don’t call it the golden rule for nothing. Shopping for glasses should be fun, easy, and not ridiculously expensive.
  • Create an environment where employees can think big, have fun, and do good: Sometimes people say to us: “If you love your job so much, why don’t you marry it?” (Answer: we would if we could.)
  • Get out there: No company is an island. Serving the community is in our DNA—from distributing a pair of frames for every pair sold to sponsoring a local Little League team (Go Coyotes!). We also work with Verité to ensure that our factories have fair working conditions and happy employees.
  • Green is good: Warby Parker is one of the only carbon-neutral eyewear brands in the world.
Type
Private
Employees
667 (est)+4%

Key People at Warby Parker

Lon F. Binder

Lon F. Binder

Vice President, Technology
Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt

Co-Founder
David Gilboa

David Gilboa

Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis

Business Analyst
Erin Collins

Erin Collins

Director of Consumer Insights
Neil Blumenthal

Neil Blumenthal

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Warby Parker Locations

Portland, US
Scottsdale, US
West Hollywood, US
Venice, IT
Los Angeles, US
Newport Beach, US
San Diego, US
San Francisco, US
San Jose, US
Washington, US
Washington, US
Miami, US
Tampa, US
Atlanta, US
Atlanta, US
Chicago, US
New Orleans, US
Baltimore, US
Boston, US
Minneapolis, US

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Warby Parker Summary

Market valuation

$1.2 B

Total Funding

$216 M

Latest funding size

$100 M

Time since last funding

over 1 year

Investors

Warby Parker's latest funding round of $100 M was in April 2015. In total, Warby Parker has raised $216 M. Warby Parker's latest valuation is $1.2 B.

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