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Top 9 Eyewear Startups in 2024

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1) North

North

North creates human-centric technology that allows humans and technology to work together.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Kitchener
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Aaron Grant, Matthew Bailey, Stephen Lake
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $199,632,519
  • Funding rounds: 12
  • Number of investors: 24 (Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), Intel, First Round Capital, FundersClub, Intel Capital)

You can find their website here.

2) Mister Spex

Mister Spex

Mister Spex is an online retailer of spectacles and contact lenses from a variety of manufacturers.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Bjoern Sykora, Dirk Graber, Lukasz Gadowski, Philipp Frenkel, Thilo Hardt
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $158,009,427
  • Funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 18 (Goldman Sachs, DN Capital, High-Tech Grunderfonds, Fabrice Grinda, Point Nine)

You can find their website here.

3) Eyewa

Eyewa

Prescription contact lenses, color contact lenses, sunglasses, and eyeglasses are all available at Eyewa.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • State: Dubai
  • City: Dubai
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Anass Boumediene, Mehdi Oudghiri
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $27,138,000
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 9 (500 Startups, Endeavor Catalyst, Wamda Capital, Nuwa Capital, EQ2 Ventures)

You can find their website here.

4) Dispelix

Dispelix

Dispelix merely exposes the problems that product designers have been attempting to conceal for years.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • State: Southern Finland
  • City: Espoo
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Antti Sunnari
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 23,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5 (Flashpoint, Lifeline Ventures, Tesi, 3M New Ventures, VTT Ventures)

You can find their website here.

5) Hawkers Co.

Hawkers Co.

Hawkers Co is a firm that makes sunglasses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • State: Comunidad Valenciana
  • City: Alicante
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Alejandro Betancourt Lopez, Alex Moreno, David Moreno, Francisco Pérez Falcó, Ignacio Soriano Cano, Pablo Sánchez Lozano
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: € 70,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (Alejandro Betancourt Lopez, Hugo Arevalo, Felix Ruiz)

You can find their website here.

6) Lenskart

Lenskart

Lenskart is an online eyeglasses retail portal established in India.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Haryana
  • City: Faridabad
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Amit Chaudhary, Peyush Bansal
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $554,629,632
  • Funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 15 (SoftBank Vision Fund, Temasek Holdings, TPG, Falcon Edge Capital, PremjiInvest)

You can find their website here.

7) Cleardekho

Cleardekho

An online eyeglasses marketplace situated in Uttar Pradesh.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • City: Ghaziabad
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Saurabh Dayal, Shivi Singh
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $2,298,196
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 13 (SOSV, Venture Catalysts, Gemba Capital, MOX, Dhianu Das)

You can find their website here.

8) specsmakers

specsmakers

One of the fastest growing optical retail chains in South India, with a mission to supply high-quality eyewear.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • City: Chennai
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Pratik Shah, Sonal Shah
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $18,200,965
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 3 (Eight Roads Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures India, Fulcrum Venture India)

You can find their website here.

9) Loho Eyewear

Loho Eyewear

Loho Eyewear Lifestyle provides a one-stop shop for eyewear design, production, sales, and customer service.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • State: Guangdong
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2012
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $126,400,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5 (Sequoia Capital China, Vertex Ventures, KTB Ventures, Vertex Ventures China, Centurium Capital)

You can find their website here.

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