King Children, a NYC-based new eyewear brand that creates customized frames, raised $2m in funding.
Backers included Great Oaks VC, RBC Venture Partners, Gen Z Capital and Casper co-founder Neil Parikh.
Founded by Sahir Zaveri (CEO) and Dave Lee (CTO), King Children provides a tech platform that allows users to design frames with their desired colors, shapes and lenses for just $125. Personalizations include size of frame, lens height, lens width, nose bridge, frame wrap, nose pad position, temple length and pantoscopic tilt. Shoppers can then choose between sun (UVA / UVB protection + polarization) or prescription and add a personal touch with an inscription up to 10 characters, all at no extra cost.
Available for download on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, the King Children app uses Apple’s latest technologies, including Depth Control, to do 3D face scans with accuracy down to the millimeter.
The company has also unveiled its King Children Residency program, which provided a platform for creatives (artists, musicians, dancers, painters and more) to support their projects and foster connection amongst a vast creative community. At launch, the King Children network includes Ezinma, Baby Yors and Dan Huston, amongst others.