BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2020 On-site Optometry raised $3 million in an extension to its Series A-1, bringing 2020 On-site’s total fundraising to $7.9 million. 2020 On-site, a Boston-based start-up, delivers comprehensive vision care (eye exams, glasses, contacts) to offices and schools via their state-of-the-art mobile vision centers (MVCs). 2020 is the U.S.’s largest provider of mobile vision centers for corporate wellness, with more than 10,000 exams performed on a 2020 MVC at over 230 corporations.
This fundraising round includes investments from Morningside Ventures; Andrew Balson, CEO of Match Beyond; John Connolly, Senior Advisor of Bain Capital Ventures; RoAnn Costin, Board Member of Lululemon Athletica; Lee Linden, former Head of Commerce of Facebook; Mark Nunnelly, former Managing Director of Bain Capital; and David Sanderson, Partner of Bain & Co; among others. When asked why he invested in 2020, Mr. Balson commented, “2020 has solved a problem for companies and their employees by providing high-quality optometry in a convenient and low-cost setting. We will see more MVCs parked at companies and more eyes cared for as the 2020 team grows their presence. This is investing in a company that will do well by doing good.”
On-site eye exams are becoming a new standard in corporate wellness at a time when companies are looking for ways to drive employee engagement and help employees stay on top of their health. Operating in Boston and Atlanta today, 2020 launches in Chicago this fall.
2020 CEO Howard Bornstein says, “I’m thrilled that we have the backing of this savvy group of investors. This round will fuel our expansion, help us take the patient experience to the next level, and drive greater access to high-quality, convenient vision care across the country.” Headquartered in Boston, 2020 has grown from 1 full-time employee in 2014 to 26 today, and continues to hire rapidly.
About 2020 On-site Optometry:
2020 On-site delivers high-quality vision care to offices, allowing companies to offer a valuable perk to their employees. Not only do employees conveniently get an eye exam from an independent optometrist, but there is also a retail store on-board. 2020 is committed to the communities in which it operates; it brings eye exams to local schools, which helps ensure students receive a proper eye exam and glasses when needed. Visit 2020onsite.com