Wharton MBAs '10
BRINGING A SOCIAL VISION TO THE EYEWEAR INDUSTRY
Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Jeff Raider & Andy Hunt met and created Warby Parker as 1st year MBA students.
A Summer Venture Award allowed the founders to develop their business model over the summer.
Warby Parker became a member of the Venture Initiation Program.
The business launched in February 2010 with coverage in GQ and Vogue, and leveraged classes and Wharton faculty as resources to build the business and their brand.
They exceeded their first year sales goals in a few weeks and quickly shifted their focus to operations and customer service needs.
“Buy a Pair – Give a Pair” was their vision from the beginning.
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