Warby Parker Hires Goldman Sachs

Warby Parker, a vertical commerce eyewear company, has hired Goldman Sachs to assist with its fundraising options.  The company is reportedly considering filing for an IPO under the Jobs Act.  The company may also raise more private capital after receiving investor interest at a valuation of $1 billion.  Current investors in Warby Parker include Tiger Global Management, General Catalyst Partners, First Round Capital, and American Express.

Warby Parker is a member of the Triton Research IPO Watchlist, a continuously updating database of companies we expect to either IPO or be acquired.  The current IPO Watchlist is comprised of 101 companies organized by investment theme.