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Warby Parker

Warby Parker is an American e-retailer of sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses that also has 20 physical retail locations. Launched in 2010, the company opened its first standalone store in 2013. And while Warby may be known for its try-at-home packs of inexpensive hipster-approved frames, it was founded to "build a business that could solve problems instead of creating them." To that end, the company partners with nonprofits to train people to provide eye exams and sell glasses in their own communities. Closer to home, the NYC-based brand has pledged to donate approximately 20,000 pairs of glasses to local students in need over the next four years. The company hopes to roll out similar programs across the United States.
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valuation: $1.2 billion
public or private: Private
profitable: No
staff: 500
headquarters: New York, NY
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Too much screen time? This eyewear startup may have a $95 solution
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Warby Parker is piloting kids’ glasses to cultivate tomorrow’s hipsters today
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There’s a word for mixing business and leisure travel: “bleisure.” And while this is a truly terrible word, the actual concept is pretty awesome. It means tacking on a few days of vacation to your business trip, and bringing your partner. This allows you to see the country or the world for less money, since … Continue reading “Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations”

Bleisure is real, guys: This startup makes combo outfits for work travel and vacations
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