Eight One of World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018

Eight is thrilled to announce that it was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018; joining list veterans like Apple, Amazon and Sony.

True innovation in sleep has been their dream since their founding 4 years ago, and today, they are recognized for it.

Bevi Slurps $16.5M to Bring “Smart Water Cooler” to More Offices

About three years ago, Boston-based startup Bevi launched its tech-enabled take on the traditional water cooler by installing an initial batch of about a dozen of its machines at local offices. Since then, the company says around 1,000 of the Internet-connected beverage kiosks have been deployed in the offices of approximately 370 companies, including Apple, AT&T, Fidelity, GE, and Netflix.

LUNA IS NOW EIGHT

When we were close to launching Luna in early 2015 we knew that our brand would be an important part of reaching our early customers. We have a complex product that is ahead of the curve of innovation in sleep technology, so we needed a friendly name that would be easy for the public to understand, remember, and grow to love.

We launched Luna at the end of January 2015, and saw great success among our early backers.

The Top 9 Startups From Y Combinator

Smart mattress covers, RNA diagnostics, and photosynthetic grow lights were among the big ideas that shone brightest on stage at Demo Day 1 for Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 batch. Fifty startups presented on the record, including a massive influx of hardware companies and biotech firms. You can read about all of them here.

Click through to see TechCrunch’s picks for the top 9 startups from the day.

13 hottest wearable startups someone should buy today

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Another product too popular to ignore is Luna, the smart bed mattress cover that’s simply smashed it on Indiegogo to the tune of $1.1m. Sure, it has an advantage over other sleep trackers because it doesn’t have to be worn and it can measure two people in the same bed at the same time,