Warby Parker

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Name: Warby Parker
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

8 Media Buzzwords That We've Lost Forever

We’ve long lamented the rise of trendy language in advertising and business, but while we’ve played buzzword bingo and occasionally pointed fingers at those who speak in clichés, something more serious lies beneath the jargon.Illustration: Giacomo Ba ... [Published Adweek Online - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

American Tech Entrepreneurs Take UN's Stage

This year, the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Council started soliciting proposals from entrepreneurs to solve world problems — like how businesses could cope with the waste stream produced by the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.The UN aims to ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

JustFab raises $85M, valued at $1B

JustFab announced that it has raised $85 million in funding to further the retailer's expansion into Western Europe, as well as its launch into apparel. The e-commerce brand, which includes ShoeDazzle and FabKids, is now valued at more than $1 billio ... [Published FierceRetail - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

How to Leverage a Personal Touch to Enhance Customer Service

We’ve all heard the following saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The quote is attributed to Arthur Brisbane in an article published in the Syracuse Post Standard just over a century ago in 1911. The quote was part of a lecture given by Brisbane. ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Outdoor Company Cotopaxi Puts Its Money Where Its Heart Is

In Davis Smith's third entrepreneurial venture, he's drawing from eCommerce models that were successful in his first two and adding a more altruistic pursuit. The company Cotopaxi sells high-quality outdoor gear that can be sold at an affordable price ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Jessica Alba’s eco-friendly baby business bounces toward $1B

Looks like Jessica Alba has a billion-dollar baby on her hands.The Honest Co. — an eco-friendly baby products site co-founded by the Hollywood hottie in 2011 — just raised $70 million in a fresh round of financing that values the company at nearly $1 ... [Published New York Post - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

4 Brands Driving Traffic and Sales with User Generated Content

If you don’t know how potentially powerful the effects of user-generated content are, you’re about to find out. Over the past few years, brands have been buoyed by a welcome tidal wave of UGC, created by hoards of engaged and excited fans.In the marketing ... [Published Business 2 Community - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits for the Bottom Line

More and more business owners and customers are looking for opportunities to be more charitable and help a cause they care about. Because of that, the industry is also one of the most welcoming when it comes to making a major difference in social causes. ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Everyone Gets a Cut

"I shaved with the product and walked out of the bathroom and thought, ‘Yes. This is a product I’d be proud to sell.’ That was a major moment for me.”Jeff Raider is talking about his first experience shaving with the razor he has since built a company ... [Published Relevant Magazine - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Buckhead Atlanta Development Opening Sept. 18

Construction crews began planting greenery in advance of the grand opening of the multi-million dollar mixed-use project.Workers are putting the final touches on the long-awaited Buckhead Atlanta live/work/play development with just over three weeks remaining ... [Published Buckhead Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 4 reports

Chris Burch’s Office Products E-Tailer Poppin Raises Another $17 Million

Attractive, decked-out offices[1] are a good way to attract new talent, which has led many tech companies (and others) to furnish their office spaces via Chris Burch’s workplace products company Poppin[2], which counts among its clients LinkedIn, Rent ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Warby Parker Is So Cool They're Screwing Over Employees With Low Pay

Before Warby Parker came around, you had to build your own glasses until your hands bled—remember that? Now, buying corrective lenses is fun and (relatively) cheap, and Warby sells the startup chic de rigueur . So chic, it appears, they can get away with ... [Published Gawker - Aug 06 2014]

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"Right now, a lot of products on the market, including our own, it's like Astroturf to grass" says Brown. "We want to create the realreal thing."
...investors, they really understand retail and e-commerce, which is sometimes a unique proposition," Co-CEO Adam Goldenberg told Women's Wear Daily. "This investment will enable us to capitalize on that exploding market and go international more quickly. Active is the new denim. Women are wearing it everywhere."
...One of the takeaways for students was to focus on building a network. Smith said, "I had no network. I didn't know one person in Silicon Valley. For me, a lot of business school was plugging in a network really interesting, smart and connected people." It payed off has he co-founded and raised venture funding for successful businesses based in Brazil
...and said, ‘What does this actually mean? Do we need to come in and regulate the reporting here, so there’s a better understanding about ecommerce? "” Silva relayed to VentureBeat in an interview. Later the Target admitted to the SEC that its online sales growth was negligible."

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Here’s to the New York tech scene [Published The Next Web - 3 hours ago]
Tastier, Healthier, And Animal-Free: Can Ethan ... [Published Fast Company - 7 hours ago]
8 Media Buzzwords That We've Lost Forever [Published Adweek Online - 19 hours ago]
Challenging shareholder value primacy [Published Corporate Secretary - 20 hours ago]
Ethical bottled water companies find it hard to... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 01 2014]
American Tech Entrepreneurs Take UN's Stage [Published Forbes.com - Aug 31 2014]
How She Did It: Melissa Fensterstock on Launchi... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 29 2014]
JustFab raises $85M, valued at $1B [Published FierceRetail - Aug 29 2014]
The Wire Frame Insurgency [Published Maxim Online - Aug 29 2014]
How to Leverage a Personal Touch to Enhance Cus... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 29 2014]
UC Berkeley tops multiple new university reputa... [Published Daily Californian - Aug 28 2014]
Outdoor Company Cotopaxi Puts Its Money Where I... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 28 2014]
3 Retailers That Will Thrive In The Digital Rev... [Published Wyatt Investment Research - Aug 28 2014]
4 Brands Driving Traffic and Sales with User Ge... [Published Business 2 Community - Aug 28 2014]
Jessica Alba’s eco-friendly baby business bounc... [Published New York Post - Aug 28 2014]
Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 27 2014]
Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Aug 27 2014]
Successful ecommerce takes more than online pre... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 27 2014]
Successful ecommerce takes more than online pre... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 27 2014]
No Bubble At All: Jessica Alba's Diaper-Deliver... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 27 2014]
4 Steps to Help B2B Marketers Become More Mobile [Published ClickZ Today - Aug 27 2014]
Everyone Gets a Cut [Published Relevant Magazine - Aug 26 2014]
Jessica Alba startup The Honest Co. raises $70 ... [Published Fortune - Aug 26 2014]
Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Prep... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Aug 26 2014]
Buckhead Atlanta Development Opening Sept. 18 [Published Buckhead Patch - Aug 26 2014]
Weddington Way’s Ambition: Become the Amazon of... [Published Xconomy - Aug 26 2014]
The Kalikow Group names Shulman acquisitions as... [Published New York Real Estate Journal - Aug 26 2014]
If Maimonides Met Warby Parker [Published Forward - Aug 25 2014]
My Big Break: The time Kirsten Green went to lu... [Published PandoDaily - Aug 22 2014]
America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise? [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 2014]
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Successful ecommerce takes more than online pre... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 27 2014]
Image Credit: Irrational cat via Flickr “Be disrupted, or disrupt yourself,” says Mike Stiller, associate director of corporate solutions at NASDAQ, in a phone call with VentureBeat. That’s the key takeaway from a new study he co-authored on ecommerce ...
No Bubble At All: Jessica Alba's Diaper-Deliver... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 27 2014]
While today even the pundits are aghast at the latest Snapchat valuation round , which according to the WSJ has Kleiner Perkins inject a laughable $20 million into the private-parts photography service, boosting its valuation to a whopping $10 billion ...
Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Prep... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Aug 26 2014]
Brian Lee and Jessica Alba, co-founders of The Honest Co.The Honest Company In preparation for an IPO, Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. , a maker of eco-friendly baby products, has raised $70 million at a valuation just shy of $1 billion and is beginning ...
Warby Parker x The Standard Hotel: Winston sung... [Published Doobybrain.com - Aug 21 2014]
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({}); p>I like these a lot! Just $95 too !var vclk_options = {sid:56331,media_id:8,media_type:10,version:"1.4"}; /div> The post Warby Parker x The Standard Hotel: Winston sunglasses appeared first ...
BVP and Thrive Capital leads Series A round for... [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 21 2014]
Hightower said Thursday that it has closed $6.5 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital led the round with participation from previous backers that included RRE Ventures and Red Swan Ventures . Based in New ...
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