Q. When and how did your journey begin? What is your story so far?

A. Helix was founded out of personal need based on terrible in-store mattress buying experiences by the founders after moving to a new city for business school. We knew there had to be a better way! So we started to do the research and realized we could bring the best quality products to consumers through customizing beds at affordable price points.

Q. What are some of the hurdles the company faced and overcame to reach where it stands right now?

A. Scaling is always really difficult. Growing from 3 people to 10 people to 30 people is challenging as you build your organization.

Q. What are your company’s core values? What drives you to do what you do?

A. Helix's mission is to empower individuals to be their best selves through customized sleep. We believe that a good night's rest can change a person for the better.

Q. What problem(s) is your company solving? How are you contributing to a larger social good?

 

Lack of sleep is basically endemic in the US at this point. And the research is finally supporting common sense that sleep is essential for you own health as well as your performance. Helix looks to help people get a better night's sleep by making a product specifically made for them.

Q. What stage of investment is your company in and are you currently hiring?


A. Helix is series A funded. We're a dynamic, growing team that is definitely expanding across multiple areas of the company. Our culture is very flat and open.

Adam Tishman

Co-Founder - Helixsleep

HELIXSLEEP 

Bringing Rest to the City that Never Sleeps

HELIXSLEEP

Bringing Rest to the City that Never Sleeps

50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder, and 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced than New York City, where well over 35% of adults report getting less than seven hours of sleep per night.

 

Causes of insomnia are manifold and must be addressed on several fronts, but arguably the simplest solution is the perfect mattress. That's why New York startup Helixsleep is providing direct-to-consumer, custom mattresses that they construct based on the individual sleep profile of each customer. 

 

We sat down with Helixsleep Co-Founder Adam Tishman to see how he's hoping to get New York City insomniacs reaquainted with a good nights rest.

Q. How would you define HELIXSLEEP in one phrase or sentence?

A. Helix is a direct-to-consumer sleep brand looking to bring customization to the sleep category through individually customized, insanely comfortable mattresses built for you.

Q. What are your current product offerings?

A. We sell mattresses, foundations, and mattress protectors.

"We believe that a good night's rest can change a person for the better."

Time will tell whether customized sleep will become dominant in the sleep category, but for now, Helixsleep is unique is its promise to develop a customized mattress for each customer. Follow their journey at helixsleep.com.

 

50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder, and 30% of Americans suffer from insomnia. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced than New York City, where well over 35% of adults report getting less than seven hours of sleep per night.

 

Causes of insomnia are manifold and must be addressed on several fronts, but arguably the simplest solution is the perfect mattress. That's why New York startup Helixsleep is providing direct-to-consumer, custom mattresses that they construct based on the individual sleep profile of each customer. 

 

We sat down with Helixsleep Co-Founder Adam Tishman to see how he's hoping to get New York City insomniacs reaquainted with a good nights rest.

The Lessons of Theranos

Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Elizabeth Holmes. Extremely similar people at first glance: all dropped out of prestigious colleges in order to make their new-founded idea, be it a social media platform or a technological innovation, a reality that would ultimately change the human condition.

Difference? Elizabeth Holmes’ initiative was an absolute fraud.

Airbnb & Turo: Redefining the Business Meeting

It has been a long busy and otherwise grueling last five days at the office, complete with a manic Monday, tumultuous Tuesday and Thursday, wacky Wednesday, and a freaky Friday, and you’re thankful that the weekend and the end of the workweek are finally within sight. But still, an incalculable number of projects and other tedious tasks lie just ahead before the week finally comes to an end

Three Ed-Tech Companies Paving the Way for the Future of Education

It is an interesting and fascinating fact that our society often calls upon our collegiate students to come up with innovative, creative, and practical viable solutions to everyday problems; inspiring them to dare to think differently, or outside of the box, when the harsh reality creates for a sort of paradoxical situation where the very institution or educational system in and of itself has for the most part remained unchanged throughout the years.

Why A Social Media Presence Is Crucial For Your Startup



It was February 2004 in Cambridge, Massachusetts when Mark Zuckerberg and a handful of Harvard collegiate students founded the social media conglomerate that is Facebook, under the visionary premise to make the world a more open and connected place.

Cryzen: Algorithmic Trading Gets Democratized

Managing cryptocurrency market trades doesn’t have to be cryptic - or time consuming. The team at Cryzen is on the fast track to integrating machine learning and custom algorithms to investors of the cryptocurrency market, all while hosting a XEN token bounty program that supports learning coding.

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MOAD COMPUTER 

Artificial Intelligence -- Intelligently Designed

Widespread concern over our eventual AI overlords begs the question: what kinds of minds will engineer these complex, intelligent systems? The likes of Rahul Remanan seem up to the challenge. After graduating from India’s most prestigious medical University, receiving a Doctorate in Neurology from Cornell, founding Nanoveda, a company developing ground-breaking cancer therapies, and Ekaveda, a tech-based think tank, Remanan is turning his attention to AI. Founding Moad Computers, he builds the hardware that runs sophisticated neural nets for American enterprises.

 

We sat down to talk to Remanan about how his AI company is selling businesses what is perhaps the most valuable commodity: intelligence.