Welcome to the Twilio Startups 7 (TS7, for short) where we feature exciting founders from around the world to share their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys through seven quickfire questions. Today we would like to introduce you to David Roger and Chris Benedict of Felix Gray. Read on to learn more about their path from finance and technology to founding an eyewear brand with a mission to make people happy. Check out their tips for raising venture capital, creating a successful partnership campaign, building a mindful company culture, and managing work-life balance, all while running a high-growth startup.
- Company Name: Felix Gray
- Founder Names: David Roger & Chris Benedict
- Industry: Eyewear
- Stage/Funding: Venture funded
- Location: New York, NY
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We reached out to Felix Gray to get insight into how they run their business and what they’ve learned as entrepreneurs.
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Tony is a noted speaker at industry events and has delivered hundreds of workshops, mentor sessions, and speaking engagements to help startups grow. Previously, Tony led the startup program at SendGrid, supporting a world-class team, helping over 5,000 startups find product/market fit and grow their first customers. Tony also draws on his technical expertise gained over the years at multiple startups, as a developer evangelist, and a software engineer. In his free time, …