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About Beddr

Beddr was founded by a group of experienced healthcare entrepreneurs that shared a history of sleep problems. A problem that was deeply personal, but certainly not unique to any of us.

Over one billion people worldwide suffer from sleep problems. In addition to being tired and under-performing in their everyday lives, they are also at much greater risk for chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hyptertension, and depression. We're developing the first integrated digital approach to helping people understand and solve their sleep problems. Based upon sleep science and supported by some of the leading sleep physicians in the world.

The Science Behind Beddr

Many factors can affect the quality of our sleep. The Beddr SleepTuner combines both quantitative and qualitative measures to offer an insightful sleep assessment.

The SleepTuner sensor measures many of the same essential parameters of sleep breathing as sleep labs. Oxygen has been a cornerstone of sleep measurement since the beginning, as it is a key indicator of respiratory function.

Breathing issues during sleep can impair oxygen levels, resulting in disrupted sleep and increased physiologic stress. Sleeping position is typically the strongest driver of oxygen variability in those with sleep breathing issues. The SleepTuner records and analyzes oxygen and sleeping position data to provide insights about your sleep.

Qualitatively, the SleepTuner app helps users record and understand other factors influencing their sleep quality. These include things like alcohol consumption, sleeping pills, and allergies which can affect sleep breathing. By combining data with sleep journaling over multiple nights, Beddr offers deeper insights into sleep issues, and the ability to discover what actions result in the greatest improvement.

Team 
Members

Sleep experts and technologists working together with the goal of helping you sleep better.  
Mike Kisch
Founder and CEO

Mike likes to make the complex simple, engaging, and accessible to more people. He is passionate about applying this philosophy to healthcare. Previously, Mike was the founding CEO of Soundhawk, a wearable hearing enhancement company that developed the first connected hearing device. He led the company from concept to commercialization and multi-million dollars in revenue. He holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tom Goff
Founder and CTO

Tom is a serial entrepreneur specializing in breakthrough medical technologies. He has been a founding member of numerous health tech and medical device startups including Shockwave Medical and Kerberos Proximal Solutions and holds over 40 patents. Tom studied Product Design at Stanford University and is an active StartX alumni mentor.

Simon Vining
Founder and VP, Marketing & Product Development

Simon is a strong advocate for the customer with an eye for detail, making him perfect to lead our product and marketing team. He previously led product for Mint (Intuit) and has also worked at Amazon and Microsoft. Simon holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from Hampshire College.

Kirby Chiang
Founder and Lead Mechanical Engineer

Kirby is an entrepreneur and mechanical engineer with a passion for designing products that improve lives. Prior to Beddr, he held engineering roles at Microcube and Perseus Medical Technologies and holds multiple patents in the sleep technology space. Kirby graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Josh Newth
VP, Engineering

Josh has extensive experience bringing breakthrough medical devices and consumer products to market. He co-founded Droplet Life, a medication adherence technology company, and has previously worked at Havok, MindTribe, and Cardica. He holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MS in Computer Science from SJSU.

Scott Williams
Principal Software Architect

Scott lives and breathes product architecture, dreams about code while he sleeps, and has held a variety of roles in his career, from full stack developer to director of engineering. Before joining Beddr, Scott worked at Twist Bioscience, Netflix, Adobe, HP, and Microsoft. Scott holds a BS in both Computer Science and Russian from San Diego State University.

Marc Biondolillo
VP, Commercialization

Marc leads growth and business development and is passionate about finding ways that technology can help improve health care outcomes. He has 15 years of marketing and sales experience across the tech and health sectors at companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Intuit, and NerdWallet. He holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a BA from University of California, San Diego.

Saj Shetty
Lead Mobile Developer

Saj is a startup entrepreneur and mobile developer with extensive multidisciplinary experience. At Edyn and Nook Media, Saj held multiple engineering leadership roles and was also among Yahoo’s earliest mobile engineers. Saj holds an MS in Engineering from Stanford University.

Eric Wolfe
Design Lead

Eric leads the visual and user experience design. His focus is advocating for the user and making sure their experience is enjoyable and pain-free. He brings over twenty years of experience designing for Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, including the three he's previously led the design for.

Robin Conci
Operations

Robin has extensive HR and operations experience in both Fortune 500 and start-up medical device settings. She held prior roles at HP, AT&T, SoundHawk and other venture-backed companies. Robin holds an MBA from College of Notre Dame.

Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT
Clinical Affairs

Robyn's entry into the sleep medicine world came through the neonatal field and conducting SIDS research at Stanford. In addition to her sleep background, she has extensive clinical affairs experience in medical device product development, clinical marketing, and the integration of sleep testing for clinical research professionals. Robyn is certified in Clinical Sleep Health and has been published in numerous respiratory, sleep, and clinical research journals. She has a Masters degree in Nursing and an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University.

Clinical Advisory Board

Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Former President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Brandon R. Peters, MD
Sleep Physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Clinical Affiliate at Stanford University
Steve Carstensen, DDS FAGD
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

Digital Health Advisors

Adrian James
Stanford, Ideo, Co-founder Omada Health
Kiki Broe
Managing Partner, Three Leaf Ventures
Paul Jorgensen
One Medical Group, Doximity, Epocrates
Raphael Michel
UC Berkeley, Stanford, Chairman and Co-founder Eargo
Scott Kabat
One Medical Group, Harvard, UPenn
Vishal Dubey
Kaiser
Yogen Dalal
Co-founder Glooko

Our Partners