Cofounded by: Caleb Ebel, former head of financial planning and analysis at Warby Parker
About Backdrop: Usually found in hardware stores, home paint has never enjoyed a favorable reputation. It's overwhelming to shop for, mundane to use, and does little to inspire you, despite the importance of color in interior design to provoke moods and set the tone of your space.
Backdrop wants to make shopping for home paint fun and easy, offering 50 curated colors, $2 swatches, and an assortment of other supplies, all designed with style and efficiency in mind. The low-odor, low-VOC paint comes in semi-gloss and semi-matte varieties in one-gallon, easy-pour cans ($49).
Cofounded by: Jen Rubio, former head of social media at Warby Parker, and Steph Korey, former head of supply chain at Warby Parker
About Away: In just four years, Rubio and Korey brought their startup Away to unicorn status, and they did it all on the idea of thoughtful, modern travel. Just as Warby Parker is synonymous with "online glasses," Away quickly rose through the ranks as the premier online suitcase, impossible not to spot rolling through the world's busiest airports.
Cofounded by: Minsuk Kim, former customer experience associate at Warby Parker
About Potluck: Offering 22 pieces for $270, Potluck is the kitchen startup that thought to package together an all-encompassing bundle of quality essentials, including saucepans, knives, and utensils. They're basics done right and with no distracting bells and whistles, so you can create a kitchen setup that's both efficient and effective.
You'll use every single piece in its curated sets, which means no more drawers overflowing with uniquely specialized but ultimately unnecessary tools. This refreshing lack of clutter frees up the head space for more recipes and more menu planning for all the dinner parties you'll host with the help of Potluck tools.