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Have you ever wondered who is on the list of Eyewear startups with the highest growth rates?

You’re not alone.

There are hundreds of companies in this space, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

We've decided to take a deep dive and put together a list containing 9 fast-growing Eyewear startups that have top-tier venture capital funding.


9 Eyewear Startups

1) North

1) North

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Kitchener
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Aaron Grant, Matthew Bailey, Stephen Lake
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $199,632,519
  • Number of funding rounds: 12
  • Number of investors: 24

You can find their website here.

2) Lenskart

2) Lenskart

Lenskart is an online eyeglasses retail portal established in India.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Faridabad
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Amit Chaudhary, Peyush Bansal
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $554,629,632
  • Number of funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

3) Mister Spex

3) Mister Spex

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Bjoern Sykora, Dirk Graber, Lukasz Gadowski, Philipp Frenkel, Thilo Hardt
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $158,009,427
  • Number of funding rounds: 10
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

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4) Eyewa

4) Eyewa

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • City: Dubai
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Anass Boumediene, Mehdi Oudghiri
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $27,138,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

5) Dispelix

5) Dispelix

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Finland
  • City: Espoo
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Antti Sunnari
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: € 23,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

6) Cleardekho

6) Cleardekho

An online eyeglasses marketplace situated in Uttar Pradesh.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Ghaziabad
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Saurabh Dayal, Shivi Singh
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $2,298,196
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

7) Hawkers Co.

7) Hawkers Co.

Hawkers Co is a firm that makes sunglasses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • 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 amount: € 70,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

8) specsmakers

8) 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
  • City: Chennai
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Pratik Shah, Sonal Shah
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $18,200,965
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

9) Loho Eyewear

9) Loho Eyewear

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

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shenzhen
  • Started in: 2012
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $126,400,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

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