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[FKA Luna] Changing sleep, forever and for better.

News and Press

This NYC Startup Just Raised $6M To Put an End to the Sleep Tracking Debate

AlleyWatch • March 15, 2016

Introducing Eight’s sleep tracking mattress cover giving you a complete picture of your night of sleep. Just put the mattress cover on and sleep soundly knowing that you are being tracked as precisely as possible.

Eight Raises $6 Million for Smart, Sleep-Tracking Mattress Covers

WSJ • March 2, 2016

In the latest such deal, New York City startup Eight Sleep Inc. has raised $6 million in seed funding to make smart sleep trackers in the form of mattress covers.

Founders / Key Team

Massimo Bassi
Massimo Bassi
Co-Founder

Prior to starting to Luna, Massimo was a Senior Software Engineer at Upsight, Inc. He previously started and was the CEO of Staq, VP of Research and Development at DomainsBot, and Co-founder at Phatsoft S.r.l.

Andrea Ballarini
Andrea Ballarini
COO & Co-Founder

Andrea is the COO & Co-founder at Luna. Previously, he worked as COO at Hyperfair. He led the company from the startup to revenue stage, managing the relocation of its headquarters from Italy to San Francisco, and raising two rounds of financing. Andrea also worked as a management consultant for a major consulting firm, inspired by the belief that a great team and great technology can change the way people live and work. He obtained an MS degree in General Management from Bocconi University in Italy and studied entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics. He is an experimenter, chef, musician, sailor, explorer, and design-addicted...and sometimes, very Italian.

Matteo Franceschetti
Matteo Franceschetti
CEO & Co-Founder

Matteo is the CEO and co-founder of Luna, a proprietary technology reinventing the way people sleep. Prior to starting Luna, Matteo co-founded and led two clean-tech companies - Global Investment Renewable and Global Investment - managing their expansion in the U.S. and Europe as well as the development of joint ventures across South Africa and Latin America. The companies were acquired in 2014 and 2012, respectively. Matteo is a Co-Chair at FWD.us and has been a Mentor at Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program. He continues to actively mentor and invest in early stage startups in the tech space. Matteo graduated magna cum laude with a Law degree from the 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.

Alexandra Zatarain
Alexandra Zatarain
Co-Founder

Alexandra is a co-founder of Luna, a SF-based company leveraging technology to help you fall asleep faster, reach higher sleep quality, and wake up at peak energy levels. She was previously a Public Relations Coordinator and Associate at CAIS, a New York based financial technology company. She has also worked within different industries in New York, Miami and Mexico, at both for-profit and non-profit organizations where she has developed and produced successful national and international events and marketing campaigns. In 2012 she took her first leap into the New York tech environment by co-founding the mobile marketing company MOWA, which was acquired a few months later. She then explored opportunities in the 3D-printing space, prototyping and selling jewelry pieces under the Mia brand. Alexandra completed a year-long program at the University of Miami's School of Communication, specializing in Public Relations and attended the Summer Honors Institute at Georgetown University. She graduated cum laude from Tecnologico de Monterrey, with an international B.S. in Communication Sciences.