American Technion Society – New England Presents
Boston Business Council Virtual Breakfast Meeting
With Technion alumnus Assaf Glazer Ph.D. ’13
Join us for an interactive discussion with alumnus and entrepreneur Assaf Glazer Ph.D. ’13. Dr. Glazer, co-Founder and Chairman of Nanit, will discuss taking research from vision to commercialization.
This event is co-sponsored by
Scott Miller and Craig Rutfield, Co-Chairs of the Boston Business Council
There’s a proven link between effective leadership and getting enough sleep and Dr. Assaf Glazer, the co-founder and Chairman of Nanit, is on a mission to solve the mystery of sleep. 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 Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute’s Runaway Program at Cornell Tech, in one of its first programs. Nanit has gone on to raise slightly under $75 million in funding over four rounds and is backed by prominent investors that include GV (previously Google Ventures), Jerusalem Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, Rho Capital Partners, Vulcan Capital, Upfront Ventures, and 645 Ventures.
While Nanit may 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.
Steve Wishner, Board Chair – ATS New England
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