Eight

Eight is the data company that helps you sleep better.

HEADQUARTER New York City, NY

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING $10M - $25M

TAGS Consumer Electronics, E-Commerce, Healthcare, Internet of Things, Hardware, YC Summer 2015

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

Eight is a technology company focused on improving the way we sleep and on a mission to become the largest sleep database in the world.

Its two products, the Eight Smart Cover and the Eight Smart Mattress, track sleep patterns and bedroom environment data and manage the temperature of each side of the bed. The Eight app provides feedback to users on each night of sleep, and allows for effortless integration with other smart products like Amazon Alexa, Nest and Philips Hue to regulate room temperature, lights, door locks, and more.

Eight was founded in 2014 and has raised over $13M in funding by leading Silicon Valley investors including Y Combinator, Stanford University, Yunqui Partners, Azure Capital, Cota Capital, and Comcast Ventures.

Technical challenges

1) We are the Tesla of sleep, changing the way people sleep forever.
2) We want to collect and leverage data to help people sleep less and feel more energized. We will optimize sleep to a point where people will sleep only 5h and feel the same energy as if they slept 8h. You will be able to use those 3h per day (9 years over your whole life) to do what you really like in your life.
3) We are becoming the largest sleep database in the world.
4) It is more fun to be a pirate than joining the navy (S. Jobs).
5) We are growing ~40% m-o-m.
6) We want to change the world by helping people living healthier lives through sleep.

Why join us?

1) 97B Global Bedding Market
2) US mattress market grew at 6% CAGR for the past 20 years
3) Bed in the box industry grew 13% last year

Mission / Positive Impact on the World:

We want to collect and leverage data to help people sleep less and feel more energized. We will optimize sleep to a point where people will sleep only 5h and feel the same energy as if they slept 8h. You will be able to use those 3h per day (9 years over your whole life) to do what you really like.

Other Reason:

1) We are changing the world.
2) We are foodies.
3) We have fun.
4) We are pirates.

Our press coverage

http://techcrunch.com/gallery/these-could-be-big/
http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/19/hardware-at-the-speed-of-software/

Our tech stack

  • Python
  • Node.js
  • C#
  • Go
  • Java
  • C++
  • Objective C

Our investors

  • Y Combinator
  • Comcast Ventures
  • Cota Capital
  • Yunqui Partners
  • Azure Capital