Eight Sleep

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Eight Sleep
TypePrivate
IndustryMattresses
Founded2014 (2014)
FoundersMatteo Franceschetti, Massimo Andreasi Bassi, Andrea Ballarini, and Alexandra Zatarain
Headquarters,
ProductsSmart mattress
Websiteeightsleep.com

Eight Sleep is an American technology company based in New York City that specializes in developing and manufacturing of smart mattresses.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Eight Sleep was founded in 2014 by CEO Matteo Franceschetti, Massimo Andreasi Bassi, Andrea Ballarini, and Alexandra Zatarain. The company financed their first projects through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015.[5] From 2016 onward, the company raised money through more traditional means, participating in a Series B fundraising round in 2018[6] and a Series C fundraising round in 2021.[7]

Products[edit]

Eight Sleep sells smart mattresses that allow users to track data regarding their sleep cycles, control the temperature of their beds, and set wake-up alarms that are integrated within the mattress.[8] The company has also integrated its offerings with Amazon's Echo devices.[9][10]

The company's products have been well-received by technology reviewers. Newsweek called the company's Mattress Pod Pro system, the "mattress of the future" and praised the product's temperature control system as a major selling point.[8] Likewise, New York Magazine described the company's smart mattresses as the only ones on the market able to reliably provide temperature control.[11] However, a reviewer at Forbes who tried the bed found himself "a little anxious" due to the product's tendency to penalize his "sleep score" if he did not go to bed on time.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eight Sleep, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mars+ Smart Mattress believes Earthlings deserve better sleep". CNET. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "Eight's new Alexa skill makes controlling your smart mattress easier". Digital Trends. September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Online mattress retailer Eight adds Alexa integration | Furniture Today". www.furnituretoday.com. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "EIGHT: Sleep Tracker & Smart Bed Cover". Indiegogo. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "Sleep company Eight's latest funding round brings in $14M". MobiHealthNews. March 8, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (August 30, 2021). "Eight Sleep raises $86M as its smart mattress and 'sleep fitness' technology approaches $500M valuation". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 11, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ a b Hayes, Tyler (March 4, 2021). "The Eight Sleep Mattress—the smart bed of the future here today". Newsweek. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  9. ^ "Smart Mattress Measures Your Sleep Cycles, Surrounding Temperature and Breathing for Better Sleep | Electronics360". electronics360.globalspec.com. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  10. ^ Ha, Anthony. "Smart mattress startup Eight shows off its Alexa integration". TechCrunch. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  11. ^ Pariso, Dominique (August 13, 2021). "Does This Temperature-Adjustable Mattress Pad Actually Keep You Cool?". The Strategist. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  12. ^ Karcz, Anthony. "Battle Of The Smart Beds: ReST Bed Vs. Eight Sleep Pod Pro". Forbes. Retrieved October 17, 2021.