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 Effects of Virtual Reality Therapy on the Mind

Virtual reality therapy is one of the most promising new healing modalities. It has an array of different applications, VR products provide stimulating and perception-altering experiences to users every day. However, VR has many more benefits than just providing entertainment and education. Today, VR is being used by psychologists to treat nightmares, relieve pain, and help fight phobias through the growing field of virtual reality therapy.

Thera Inc: Virtual Reality Therapy of the Future

An innovative solution that offers virtual reality therapy for children and adults alike, VR company Thera is providing a software application in which patients can feel comfortable opening up in VR to certified therapists.



Tech-savvy youngsters that have trouble opening up to a therapist in person have already benefited from Thera’s virtual environments in therapy. Thera allows them to share their deepest feelings in a VR environment that they feel comfortable in, and even allows the therapist to take the form of a customizable VR avatar.

The Key to a Successful Startup

Intergalactic exploration. Rocketship rides to Mars. Taking a giant leap on the moon. These are the daydreams of so many young, imaginative kids, yet only a miniscule number get to act on these ambitions. Elon Musk, however, has been working tirelessly to shift these odds with the founding of his startup,

Blockchain: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Throughout the last decade, cryptocurrency has found a place within the technological world. Bitcoin in particular became the most famous form of digital currency, where a record of transactions is maintained new units of currency are generated through the computational solution of mathematical algorithms, and thus operates independently of a central bank as a result.

The Battle For Internet TV

The whole atmosphere of buying $8 tickets, stopping before entering to see the big screen to get some fresh buttery popcorn with an extra large Coke, and finally choosing the seat with the best view and distance in time for the trailers to boom throughout has been diminished, if not basically erased from the list of choices for special occasions.

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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.