Eyewear startup Warby Parker bags another $37 million

The trendy eyeglass e-commerce company raises millions in another round of venture capital funding.

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Warby Parker, the eyeglass maker that lets consumers try out glasses at home before they make a purchase, has already raised nearly $37 million in new venture capital funding that could reach $40 million, according to a regulatory filing.

A spokesman for Warby Parker said the company does not comment on funding.

The company is considered a rising star among private companies and this large amount of money adds to its star power.

The filing was spotted by Fortune today.

The round was led by General Catalyst Partners, with the firm's partner Joel Cutler joining the Warby Parker board of directors. The company's previous $13 million in funding came from Tiger Global Management, First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, Menlo Ventures and Thrive Capital.

Update, 5:19 p.m. PT: Updated with a response from Warby Parker.

 

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