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Neil Blumenthal        

Co-Founder & 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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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
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.
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.”
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.
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: ...
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 ...
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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.
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.
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....
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