The company was started in the Venture Initiation Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where the founders all studied. The company received $2,500 seed investment through the program and launched in February 2010. Shortly after launching, the company was covered by Vogue. com. In May 2011, Warby Parker raised its first round of funding totaling $2. 5 million. In September 2011, the company raised a Series A round of $12. 5 million. In fall 2012, it raised a $37 million Series B round, with an additional $4 million announced in February 2013 with investors American Express and Mickey Drexler. In 2011, Warby Parker shipped more than 100,000 pairs of glasses and had 60 employees. By the end of 2012, the company had grown to around 100 employees. [non-primary source needed] As of April 2015, the company was valued at $1. 2 billion.