Matteo Franceschetti


Matteo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, the sleep fitness company.

Eight Sleep developed a proprietary technology which is redesigning sleep by developing cutting-edge AI and machine learning models to track bio signals during the night and optimizing body recovery and rest while asleep. The end goal of the Pod is to compress sleep and scan your body while asleep to monitor your health.

Eight Sleep is currently used by pro athletes and top performers across multiple industries and was recognized as one of TIME’s “Best Inventions” in 2018 and 2019, was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” in 2018, and has raised over $150M in funding from leading investors, including Founders Fund, Softbank, Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, Valor Equity Partners, General Catalyst, Naval Ravikant, and Patrick Collison.

Prior to Eight, Matteo co-founded and led GIR (acquired in 2014) and Global Investment (acquired 2011). Both companies were in cleantech.

Matteo holds multiple patents in tech and health, is a Member of the Forbes Technology Council, has been Co-Chair at and Mentor at Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program.

He graduated magna cum laude with a Law degree from University of Ferrara, and was a member of the Italian Bar Association while working as a lawyer in the finance practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, both part of the Magic Circle of British’s elite law firms.

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