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my name is Dave Gilboa co-founder and co-ceo Warby Parker I'm Neil Blumenthal co-founder and co-ceo flora Parker we started talking about this idea in the computer lab when we were at school with our other two co-founders Jeff and Andy and I think all four of us we couldn't stop thinking about this idea we each were emailing back and forth at 3:00 4:00 in the morning we're so excited by the potential to do something different and special the next day at school that was like hey like this was a really interesting discussion yesterday I think it's a really powerful idea later that night we all went to a bar and around the table we committed to each other that hey we're gonna bust our butts and work really hard we didn't know if we were gonna be successful but at least we dare to say well you're gonna do it the more we learned the more excited we got and then the next step was okay this is a good idea we're spending time on it are we willing to put our money where our mouth is we actually all put in the same amount of money and we're all equal partners we thought it was going to be really difficult at the beginning to say hey you're worth X and you're worth Y so we just figured hey if this thing works out it's gonna change all of our lives the next step was let's set up a vesting schedule that gets us to graduation and if for any reason one or more of us wants to do something else they'll get credit for time served but the people that continue building the business will be compensated proportionally for spending more time turns out all four of us were incredibly excited and so none of us dropped out of the process but we want to be thoughtful about setting up those mechanisms ahead of time we knew that it was risky sort of starting a business with friends and there were people far smarter than us that had started businesses as friends and then quickly sort of become bitter enemies so one of the things that we started doing was going back to the bar that we decided to launch the business out of and on a monthly basis we would just sit around the table and talk we'd put people in the hot seat we would have those honest conversations if there were any issues they would bubble up and we would discuss it and we would resolve it before it exploded we really made this firm commitment to each other that our friendship and treating each other fairly and well was more important than the success of the business and that's been something that I think was absolutely fundamental to the success of the founding of the company and something that we've really tried to infuse through an entire organization now that we have over 300 employees to create a culture where feedback is the norm and I think that really set the tone for a healthy working dynamic and ultimately for a very collaborative company culture we've tried to stay pretty close to ends campus and the students there and every time we're there I will go grab a drink at the bar Roosevelts and actually one of our first frames and one of our most popular selling styles is called the Roosevelt part of because of that bar