German eyewear marketplace Brillen.de scores $49 million from previous Facebook and Netflix financiers

Posted on 11 May 2016 by Admin   |   Filed under Market, internet Comments (11)

The market is meant to give company to independent optometrists and eye care professionals. They also offer consumer management and billing services to users.

Brillen.de mostly notes carriers of progressive lenses that are appropriate for both near- and far-sighted prescriptions. Altogether, you could picture Brillen as a strong and modern specific niche marketplace for an essential sector.

Industry-specific markets are becoming much more crucial in the modern-day economy. According to an analysis by Bessemer, earnings has shown much stronger for marketplace business designs versus standard e-commerce businesses.

The company models of Uber and Lyft or Airbnb, there are car services markets like YourMechanic or teaching-focused platform Udemy out of Dublin. Shyp for shipping, Artsy for art and Getable for construction equipment are simply a couple of more of the commonly renown examples. It was maybe inevitable somebody would strike it big attempting to cover the eye care industry.

According to Euro monitor International, the online eyewear sales now make up 5% of the worldwide eyewear market at a value of $5 billion. Grand View Research reports that the market for corrective lenses was as high as $7 billion in 2013 with the marketplace for soft lenses anticipated to grow almost 7% a year through 2020.

TCV has a great performance history of investments with stakes in Spotify, LinkedIn and Facebook. They likewise have interests in GoFundMe, EA Sports, Avvo and Netflix, maybe suggesting they imagine Brillen.de as a would-be online titan. TCV s John Doran and partner Simon Breakwell will sign up with Brillen’s board.

Together with Daniel Thung, CEO Matthias Kamppeter and his other half Christine Kamppeter co-founded Brillen.de in 2012. This financing round is their sole public, equity capital funding to date.