It may only be February but that hasn’t stopped online business publication Fast Company from publishing its list of the year’s most innovative companies. Highlighting the most ingenious companies out there – from billion-dollar megabrands to inventive startups – the list is topped by direct-to-customer eyewear label Warby Parker, followed by some less surprising entries from Apple, Google and Instagram.
1. Warby Parker
For building the first great made-on-the-internet brand
For creating magic with minutiae
For helping consumers save, SPEND and be entertained
For making the hit laptop nobody saw coming
For its beautiful relationship with the fashion industry
6. Color of Change
For creating a civil rights group for the 21st century
For making itself the belle of the streaming-TV ball
8. Virgin America
For perfecting customer service for an innovative clientele
For making it feel good to fly cheap
For slaying inter-office email
For the full list and in-depth analysis head straight to the source.