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Dave Gilboa

Dave Gilboa is the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. Prior to Warby Parker, Dave worked at merchant bank Allen & Company and Bain & Company. Dave has worked extensively with nonprofits, and serves as a founding member of the Entrepreneur Board of Venture for America, an organization dedicated to mobilizing graduates as entrepreneurs in low-cost cities. Dave is a Henry Crown Fellow via the Aspen Institute, class of 2014. Along with Neil, he received the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was recognized as part of “The Next Establishment” by Vanity Fair. Born in Sweden and raised in San Diego, Dave graduated with a BS in Bioengineering with Honors from UC Berkeley and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“We really believe that the best experience for our consumers is to give them choice in how they engage with us. The way that we got here was continually getting feedback from customers, testing, learning before investing, and scaling.”

— Dave Gilboa
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Dave Gilboa, guest
November 8, 2022

Some aspects of your brand will be defined by what customers tell you; others, by what you tell them. In their stories of how they scaled Warby Parker from scrappy e-commerce site to comprehensive eyewear and eye care juggernaut, co-founder and co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa give a master class in how to articulate crystal-clear brand values while also building and iterating based on fast customer feedback. Their lesson? Branding isn’t static. It’s a conversation.