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Assaf Glazer

Nanit

There's a proven link between effective leadership and getting enough sleep and Dr. Assaf Glazer, the cofounder and CEO of Nanit, is on a mission to solve the mystery of sleep, starting with your kids. Nanit uses computer vision and machine learning in its sophisticated baby monitor to better understand and analyze your baby's behavior throughout the night. On average, parents lose 44 days worth of sleep in the first year of a baby's life.
Glazer, a native of Israel, previously worked with defense systems and image classification in the semiconductor industry before pursuing his Ph.D. He launched Nanit while completing his Postdoctorate as a part of the Jacob Institute Runaway Program at Cornell Tech, in one of its first programs. Nanit has gone on to raise slightly under $30M in funding over three rounds and is backed by prominent investors that include RRE Ventures, Upfront Ventures, and 645 Ventures.
While Nanit may be now be focused on improving sleep for babies and accordingly, their parents, the deep technology stack is powerful enough that one day the same technology can be applied to adults. For now, every sleep-deprived founder in New York with kids could use a Nanit.

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