Mister Spex, a Berlin, Germany-based online optician, raised $40M financing round.
The round was led by US bank Goldman Sachs with participation from existing investors Scottish Equity Partners, XAnge and DN Capital. As part of the funding, David Reis, Executive Director and Head of Technology Investments at Goldman Sachs MBD in Europe, will join the Advisory Board of Mister Spex.
The company intends to use the funds for domestic and international growth.
Founded in 2007 and led by Dirk Graber, CEO and founder, and Mirko Caspar, co-managing director, Mister Spex is an online optician that offers an extensive assortment of contact lenses as well as top designer glasses and sunglasses to more than one million customers in Europe.
The service team of trained opticians is available to advise customers by phone or email.
In 2013, the company achieved a turnover of €47m and acquired the Swedish online eyewear stores Lensstore and Loveyewear. It employs over 300 people in local sites active in Germany, Austria, France and Spain.