Pair Eyewear Raises $60M in Series B Funding

Pair Eyewear

Pair Eyewear, a NYC-based direct-to-consumer, customizable eyewear brand, closed a $60M Series B funding.

The round, which brought total funding to $73.5M to date, was led by Rick Yang who heads the firm’s consumer investing practice at NEA, and Connect Ventures, an investment partnership between entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and global capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Javelin Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, in addition to strategic investors including NFL player Christian McCaffrey, NBA player D’Angelo Russell, Olivia Culpo, Sterling K. Brown, internet personality Lachlan Ross Power, professional gamer and entertainment personality Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and the YouTube gaming and comedy brand KREW also joined the round.

The company intends to use the funds continue to accelerate their product innovations and overall brand growth.

Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Co-Founders Sophia Edelstein and Nathan Kondamuri, Pair Eyewear is a direct-to-consumer, customizable eyewear brand reimagining the consumer experience for glasses wearers. The brand glasses with an engaging digital experience for just $60.00 per Pair including prescription lenses. Frames includes limited edition monthly drops and licensed designs from brands such as DC, NHL, MLB, Marvel, Harry Potter, Sesame Street, The NBA and more for optical glasses, sunglasses, and blue light glasses, all available in both prescription and non-prescription forms.