|By Business Wire||
|September 5, 2014 02:00 AM EDT||
Sleep monitoring specialist Beddit today announced the closing of its latest financing round with Inventure, a leading Nordic early-stage venture capital firm, who joins the company as a new investor. Beddit's funding now totals $8 Million, with the latest round enabling the company to strengthen the presence and distribution of its non-intrusive sleep monitor to US and European retailers for the holiday shopping season.
Beddit debuted its consumer-grade sleep monitor with a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign, and recently partnered with Misfit Wearables to launch the Misfit Beddit Sleep System. Currently Beddit has signed agreements with a US nationwide reseller and strong partners in key European markets.
Beddit Sleep Monitor is an ultra-thin film sensor placed under the bed sheet. Beddit’s highly sensitive force sensor measures the user’s resting heart rate, respiratory rate and movement during sleep – all done without attaching sensors or touching the body. Beddit sends the sleep data over Bluetooth to a companion app on a smartphone where the data is analyzed using sophisticated algorithms based on ballistocardiography (BCG). Each morning Beddit’s mobile app presents a sleep analysis and coaching tips on how to improve sleep.
“While helping out stressed and restless people to sleep and feel better, we’re looking at improving the understanding of the key factors affecting a good night's sleep,” said Lasse Leppakorpi, CEO, Beddit. “The funding enables us to reach wider audiences through a stronger distribution network, with a target of nationwide US availability by Christmas. In addition, we’ll continue improving our service to offer the best consumer experience available.”
“Beddit is a forerunner in next generation sleep monitoring services, providing the user with actionable insights and supporting them with better decision-making,” says Ilkka Kivimaki, Partner at Inventure. “Thanks to its natural user experience and useful recommendations, we strongly believe that Beddit is the winning concept in the race from the quantified self innovation space to retail success."
- Read scientific research about Beddit’s technology: www.beddit.com/science
- Buy the Beddit Sleep Sensor & Smartphone App: http://shop-us.beddit.com/
- Like Beddit on Facebook: www.facebook.com/beddit
- Follow Beddit on Twitter: www.twitter.com/beddit
Beddit (founded in 2006) has offices in Finland and Silicon Valley. Beddit develops and markets revolutionary products and applications for sleep and wellness monitoring. Utilizing special sensor technology and sophisticated signal analysis algorithms, Beddit has created products for tracking of sleep, heart rate and breathing without any disturbing wearable sensors. Beddit products are used globally by medical and training professionals as well as by consumers. www.beddit.com.
Oct. 4, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 510
Oct. 4, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 349
Oct. 4, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 665
Oct. 4, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 284
Oct. 4, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 649
Oct. 4, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 425
Oct. 4, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 609
Oct. 4, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 368
Oct. 4, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 643
Oct. 4, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 619
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Oct. 4, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 178
Learn how IoT, cloud, social networks and last but not least, humans, can be integrated into a seamless integration of cooperative organisms both cybernetic and biological. This has been enabled by recent advances in IoT device capabilities, messaging frameworks, presence and collaboration services, where devices can share information and make independent and human assisted decisions based upon social status from other entities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Heydt, founder of Seamless...
Oct. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 599
SYS-CON Events announced today that VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The database is the heart of most applications, but it’s also the part that’s hardest to scale, monitor, and optimize even as it’s growing 50% year over year. VividCortex is the first unified suite of database monitoring tools specifically desi...
Oct. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 327
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Oct. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 815
Oct. 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 304