Dave Gilboa, cofounder of the hip eyeglass company Warby Parker, talks about starting and operating his company.
Matt Danzico is a staff reporter and video journalist at the BBC News, who primarily focuses on science and web technology in the US. He has previously worked as a video producer at Discovery Channel and reporter at the Tokyo Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper. Matt is also the founder of several web-based social experiments. Most recently, he created a social media-based time perception project called The Time Hack, which forced him to participate in a new and unusual activity each day throughout 2011 in order to explore whether our perception of time is influenced by our actions.
Dave Gilboa is co-founder of Warby Parker, an eyewear brand sold direct to consumers for a fraction of the price of comparable glasses. For every pair of glasses sold, one pair is donated to someone in need. Prior to Warby Parker, Mr. Gilboa was an associate at merchant bank Allen & Company, where he invested in seed-stage and venture-stage healthcare and digital media companies and advised M&A transactions exceeding $20 billion. Previously, Mr. Gilboa worked at Bain & Company, where he formulated and implemented business strategies for some of the world's leading retail and technology companies. He also served as Special Assistant to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The TriZetto Group and has held strategy and business development roles at Genomic Health and Crescendo Bioscience. Mr. Gilboa is on the founding entrepreneur board of Venture for America, an organization dedicated to mobilizing graduates as entrepreneurs in low-cost cities. He graduated with honors with a B.S. in bioengineering from UC Berkeley and has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.