May 18, 2021 • 27M

Optimizing sleep for better performance with Matteo Franceschetti, CEO of Eight Sleep

The Consumer VC episode 130 with Matteo Franceschetti, CEO of Eight Sleep

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey There!

Our guest today on the podcast is Matteo Franceschetti, founder and CEO of Eight Sleep.

Eight Sleep is the #1 Smart Mattress, designed to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. One of my favorite bits was learning about Matteo’s vision of the company, beyond sleep as well as how he overcame early supply chain issues.

You can listen on Apple Podcasts Here, Spotify Here, and other podcast distribution channels.

Some of the topics we touch on:

  1. His process for validating ideas

  2. His approach to product discovery

  3. The most important metrics for sleep

  4. His approach to building the supply chain

  5. How he evaluated consumer demand.

  6. His fundraising strategy and the most recent investment from Softbank.

  7. The impact of COVID

As always, thanks for tuning in!