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Inside Tecovas, the ‘Warby Parker of cowboy boots’ that just raised $15 million as its $300 boots continue to take the multibillion-dollar boot industry by its horns

Tecovas is a direct-to-consumer cowboy boot retailer that also has brick-and-mortar stores in Austin, Texas. The startup has earned comparisons to direct brands like Warby Parker and Glossier for its lower price points and online offerings. It just raised $US15 million in new equity funding as the company continues to […]
Inside Tecovas, the ‘Warby Parker of cowboy boots’ that just raised $15 million as its $300 boots continue to take the multibillion-dollar boot industry by its horns
Tech

30 companies worth at least $1 billion that didn’t exist 10 years ago

The tech landscape looks completely different today than it did at the beginning of the decade. Numerous tech companies that didn’t even exist before 2010 joined the ranks of the unicorns in 2019, reaching the vaunted benchmark of a $US1 billion valuation. Some of the young companies to reach unicorn […]
30 companies worth at least $1 billion that didn’t exist 10 years ago
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The cofounder of Warby Parker says being raised by a single mum taught him 5 lessons about business — and totally changed his perception of what a workday looks like

Jeff Raider is the co-founder of Warby Parker and men’s care startup Harry’s. He says that growing up, he watched his single mum work incredibly hard as an entrepreneur, and he swore he’d never start a business himself. But he changed his mind, and since founding Warby Parker and Harry’s, […]
The cofounder of Warby Parker says being raised by a single mum taught him 5 lessons about business — and totally changed his perception of what a workday looks like
Strategy

The co-founder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years

Jeff Raider is the cofounder and co-CEO of razor company Harry’s. Raider is also a cofounder of eyeglasses company Warby Parker, and brought its vertically-integrated, direct-to-consumer model to shaving with Harry’s. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Raider explained how working himself to exhaustion across three […]
The co-founder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years
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These 25 companies are revolutionising retail

The retail industry is in a period of change. 50 US retailers filed for bankruptcy in 2017, which was the highest rate since the recession. While some brick-and-mortar stores are scaling back and shutting down locations, others, including some digital-first brands, are expanding. We’ve highlighted 25 companies that are making […]
These 25 companies are revolutionising retail
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Billion-dollar eyewear brand Warby Parker is now making glasses for kids

Warby Parker is entering its first new category since launching sunglasses: kid-sized glasses. The shrunken glasses are part of a pilot program at Warby’s New York stores. Warby Parker co-CEO Neil Blumenthal told Business Insider the move was more about serving existing customers than expanding into a lucrative new category. […]
Billion-dollar eyewear brand Warby Parker is now making glasses for kids