THIS IS OUR STORY

 

Helping the world sleep naturally while living the dream.

 

Meet Somnox

September 2015

It all started with four engineers

We, Wouter, Julian, Job and Stijn, met each other for the first time in the robotics institute of the Delft University of Technology. Inspired by soft robotics, we started to think of ways how robots could solve problems and make life easier. In 6 months time, we took on the challenge to develop a robot. But we approached it from a different angle: we set out not to develop the stereotypical rough, cold industrial robot but rather a soft, cuddly one.

The Design

October 2015

Time to solve some serious problems

We have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation ourselves through family and friends. As robotics engineers at the University of Technology Delft, we wanted to help our family members to achieve a great night’s rest with the technology of tomorrow. That’s when we decided to develop something that would actually make a difference.

The Team

June 2016

The start of Somnox and Yes!Delft

We decided to pause our studies to fully focus on Somnox. After an intense planning session at Julian’s home, we scheduled a meeting with Yes!Delft, the no. 4 Tech Incubator of Europe. After 3 months of entrepreneurial workshops, projects, and a road trip through Europe, it was time to work towards our Kickstarter. But first, we needed an office and of course some resources to fulfill our dream of bringing sleep to many.

The Start

November 2017

Let’s break some Kickstarter limits!

After finishing our latest prototypes, building 10 sleep robots, and successfully accomplishing our latest testing round, it was time to get our sleep robot across the globe. We launched a Kickstart which raised more than 200% in 30 days, thanks to a wonderful community. The button to initiate the production line of Somnox could finally be pressed.

The Product

The Future

What will be the next steps?

The coming months will be all about investing into fabrication equipment and the components of the Sleep Robot. Together with Auping, we will create the Sleep robot out of these materials. Thanks to the Kickstarter period we’ve collected all the money we need to actually do these investments, because they are of course quite expensive. In Februari 2019, the Sleep Robots will be delivered to the people who’ve ordered one through Kickstarter. In the coming months, the Sleep Robot will be further improved to be able to deliver an optimal Somnox Sleep Robot to your home.

Meet The (Dream) Team

Management 

Philip Hess

CEO

Julian Jagtenberg

Founder | CMO

Danny den Hartog

Sales Director

Stijn Antonisse

Founder | CTO

Wouter Kooyman Van Guldener

Founder | CFO

Marketing

Julian Jagtenberg

Founder | CMO

Hylke Martens

Event Manager & Data Analyst

Jeroen Feron

Website & Conversion Specialist

Jade Lodewijks-Reilink

Happiness Officer

Baginda Tirtadji

Growth Marketing & PR

Nick den Breejen

Growth Intern

Sales

Danny den Hartog

Sales Director

Jasper Brouwers

Business Developer

Research & Development

Stijn Antonisse

Founder | CTO

Julia Stoevelaar

Healthcare Hero

Jip Galema

Embedded Engineer

Muriël van Oers

Scientific Research

Lisa Kroon

Healthcare Intern

Job Engel

Embedded Software Developer

Luc Bolier

Product Developer

Lianne Siemensma

Lead Ux / UI Designer

Lisanne de Moel

Healthcare Intern

Hoye Lam

Lead iOS Developer

Gabriele Tombakaite

Embedded Software Developer

Gouri Viravalli

Security Engineer

Eva Ursem

Healthcare Intern

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