Warby Parker going public through direct listing, joining rush of NY tech IPOs

Online eyewear company Warby Parker, based in SoHo, will go public in the coming weeks through a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company filed an S-1 registration document Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, showing it had boosted its revenue more than 50%, to $270 million, for the first six months of 2021. The firm lost $7 million during the first six months of the year, down from a $10 million loss for the first half of 2020.

The company had been expected to go public through an initial public offering, but will instead follow fellow New York tech firm Squarespace by using

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