NEWPORT, R.I., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BedJet™, creators of the first ultra-fast cooling, heating and climate comfort system just for beds, announced formation of an all-star executive Advisory Board. The Advisory Board includes ex-presidents from two of the largest mattress companies in America and was formed to provide strategic guidance and help drive the company's continued rapid growth.
Advisory board members include: Bob Hellyer, former president of Simmons, Kingsdown and former CEO of Spring Air; Danny Sfeir, former President of Tempur-Pedic Direct Response and former Chief Marketing Officer of Tempur-Pedic; Dr. Jordan Stern, founding member of the Sleep Technology Council of the National Sleep Foundation and CEO of the BlueSleep center; and Keith Scott, the former CEO of six venture capital-private equity backed start-ups and previously Sr. Vice President at Flextronics.
"Our innovative BedJet technology exceeded expectations for first year success in the sleep industry. In our first twelve months of shipping, we delivered over 8000 BedJet systems directly to consumers," said BedJet CEO Mark Aramli. "We believe BedJet has vaulted to become #1 selling active climate control system for beds in the America and the #1 customer rated product in the active cooling and heating sleep category. Medical science has proven that temperature is critical to quality sleep and the phenomenal customer feedback has been strong validation for our unique and patented JetConvect™ air technology. As we transition from experimental start-up company to industry success story, we are delighted to draw on the experience of our Advisory Board to help drive growth. Our Advisory Board members represent an iconic group of executives, each of whom in their own right have brought great innovation and change to the industry."
BedJet launched on a Kickstarter campaign and the company's BedJet V2 closed on pre-orders of $1.4 million in just 39 days, closing in the Top 10 Kickstarter technology projects of 2015 and Top 25 Kickstarter technology projects of all time.
BedJet is also announcing a Series A investment round open to accredited investors. Profitable in the first year of shipping, BedJet is raising Series A growth capital to accelerate its already successful market rollout. Following its prior success within the crowdfunding community, BedJet is registering its capital raise on equity crowdfunding site CircleUp.com.
For more information, visit www.bedjet.com.
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