Launch Date: February 2010
The Elevator Pitch: It's simple math: one for me, one for you. The online retailer, started by a group of friends, not only sells on-trend and super-affordable eyewear, they also work with Vision Spring to donate a pair of glasses for those who are in need in return for each frame they sell.
Why It's Worth Bookmarking: It's no surprise we are fans in the office — just let our eye gear speak for itself. While the frames have a vintage appeal, they are budget friendly for the modern-day glasses wearer who understand that frames are not just a medical necessity, they are an everyday accessory. Plus, with cool collaborations — including their recent partnership with Suno — we have high hopes for the future of amazing eyewear design that's made easy to try on, easy to buy, and easy to keep coming back for more.
Founders: Neil Blumenthal, Andrew Hunt, Jeffrey Raider, and David Gilboa
Your startup, in six words...
NB: "World changing designer eyewear for $95."
If you could pass on one piece of advice for future start-ups, what would it be?
NB: "The best businesses solve real problems. Identify a problem that you're super passionate about and work creatively and tirelessly to resolve it."
Photo: Via Warby Parker