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Neil Blumenthal


Co-Founder and Co-CEO
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, Neil 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, Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Neil lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Rachel, the founder and CEO of Rockets of Awesome, and their two children.

Speaking in:

Friday Jan 12
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
In this fireside chat, STORY Founder and CEO Rachel Shechtman will interview Warby Parker Co-Founder and Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal to discuss how Neil was able to transform the eyeglass industry and drive innovation within retail.