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Neil Blumenthal        

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker

Neil Blumenthal is a co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. In 2015, Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world.

Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Blumenthal served as director of VisionSpring, a nonprofit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own businesses selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in developing countries.

He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. He serves on the board of RxArt and on the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council.

A native of New York City, Blumenthal received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Blumenthal lives in Greenwich Village with his wi

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Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker on a Culture of Communication

This interview with Neil Blumenthal, co-chief executive of Warby Parker, the online seller of eyeglasses, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant....

Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal On Building An Eyewear Unicorn

For Neil Blumenthal, running a successful business is not something that’s mutually exclusive from social responsibility. On Tuesday while speaking at Emerson College for the FORBES 30 Under 30 summit, the cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker outlined how he has been able to build a business valued at $1.2 billion while still having social impact around the globe.

7 Warby Parker secrets for a talented, happy workforce

Warby Parker just opened its 14th retail store in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown this past weekend, but even as the company’s ranks continue to grow, cofounder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal says the happiness of each employee at the hip eyewear brand — a New York unicorn valued at $1.2 billion— is crucial to its success.

In the Elevator With Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal

WSJ's Joanna Stern "bumps into" the Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal in the elevator and asks him about the eyewear brand's retail ...

Warby Parker Founders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa, and ...

Warby Parker Founders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa, and Iman, on Why Being an Activist “Is a Daily Thing”. a couple of people that are sitting on a table: ...

How Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal Disrupts His Daily Routine

Neil Blumenthal, 37, a founder of the eyeglass brand Warby Parker, keeps a hectic work schedule, but his mornings are ruled by his children: Gemma, 2, and Griffin, 6. While he makes breakfast in the family’s Greenwich Village apartment, his wife and fellow entrepreneur, Rachel Blumenthal, attends a workout class.

Rashid Johnson and Warby Parker Cofounder Neil Blumenthal to Be Honored by RxArt

The party is an annual fundraising event benefiting RxArt, whose mission is to “help children heal through visual art by commissioning contemporary artists to transform children’s hospitals into engaging and inspiring environments.”

Warby Parker distributes 5 million glasses worldwide

When direct-to-consumer eyeglasses company Warby Parker was founded in 2010, its mission was to create a business that can scale, be profitable and do social good. Nine years later, the New York–based company has reached a significant milestone: It has distributed 5 million pairs of eyeglasses at low cost to individuals in more than 50 countries.

A Business Model for Success—and for Good

Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal comes back to Tufts to talk about entrepreneurship and doing the right thing

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