Thu, 7 May 2020
David Roger is the CEO and Co-founder of Felix Gray, which pioneered the Blue Light glasses space and is still the leader in the category. The company's mission: empower people to live happier, healthier, more productive lives in today's screen-filled world.
David and his co-founder, Chris, come from roles in technology and finance that required long hours in front of screens. They’d leave work with tired, strained eyes, headaches, and often blurry vision. Their friends and coworkers shared similar sentiments—everyone wished for a solution, but nothing existed that they wanted. Nothing married fashion with function.
They decided to change that by offering high-quality lenses that filter Blue Light and eliminate glare, set in beautifully handcrafted Italian acetate frames. They embed a proprietary Blue Light filtering technology within the lenses, so they’re both effective and virtually clear. Now, Felix Gray has helped create over 400,000 happy eyes.
After graduating from Cornell in 2013, David Roger joined the Venture for America fellowship where he began working at Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project. He spent the majority of his time there on the Operations team assessing the financial and operational feasibility of current and potential projects. He also was a partner at Vegas Tech Fund, which made early, pre-accelerator investments in companies.