Eight Sleep is the first sleep fitness company. At Eight Sleep we design products at the forefront of sleep innovation. Our mission is to increase human potential through better sleep.
Why Work with Us?
Backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Khosla Ventures, Eight Sleep was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics in 2018. We've just launched our temperature-regulated smart bed, the Pod. It's an absolute game changer, improving people's health and happiness by changing the way they sleep.
An Insider's view of Eight Sleep
What's something quirky about your company?
Well we have actual beds in the office. Not nap pods, not lounge chairs, but actual bonafide beds. Getting pulled into "testing" in the middle of the work day really helps when the after-lunch slowdown hits. Even though it's a bit unusual to catch up with your CEO about the product while laying in bed, it can be surprisingly productive!
What's the biggest problem your team is solving?
On the software team, we've recently been working on a "solo sleeper" mode. This mode allows the dual-zone temperature control and biometric sensing to be used across the full length of the bed. "Solo sleeper" mode is our most-requested feature, so it's been exciting to work on a problem that will solve our biggest user need.
What are some things you learned at the company?
Eight Sleep is my first startup experience. In the past I've worked in large companies where processes are regimented and systems are in order. I have learned not to take those things for granted while discovering the true meaning of rolling my sleeves up and getting my hands dirty. It’s enriching. It’s empowering.
Director of Accounting & Finance
How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?
Every one of our team members uses our products and we encourage sharing feedback. We have a daily stand up that is open to the whole team. There we give a rating to features in beta, we share feature ideas, and we talk about issues being flagged by our members. We've had great ideas emerge from this meeting that are now part of our products.
Co-Founder, VP Marketing & Branding
What is your vision for the company?
We are using innovation and technology to make the world sleep fit. In ten years from now, most people will be sleeping in smart beds like the Pod, giving them a full night of recovery, ensuring they can be their best during their waking hours.
An individual's attitude for the day can largely depend on how well they slept, and it's fun to know what I do can impact both.
Mechanical Engineering Specialist
My favorite thing about working at Eight Sleep is the incredible group of humans we've assembled here on the team. The beauty of a startup is that there is no redundancy-- everyone is essential. And that really shows in everyone's focus and passion.
The investment was led by Founders Fund with participation from Craft Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, 8VC, Ryan Petersen - Founder of Flexport, and Kevin Hartz - Co-Founder and Chairman of Eventbrite.