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Somnee was invented by the neuroscientists at StimScience.
About us.

StimScience is a startup in Berkeley, California with a mission to help everyone sleep better through personalized neuroscience. Our science team has spent the past 3+ years researching applications of closed-loop brain stimulation. Those years of research and development led up to Somnee — the first advanced smart sleep headband to help your brain to naturally achieve a longer, higher-quality night’s sleep.

Why sleep?

As our Chief Science Advisor Matt Walker wrote in the bestseller Why We Sleep, "sleep is the single most important thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day." Sleep health plays a central role in mental health, long-term memory, learning, and physical fitness. Despite its importance, one in three adults gets an unhealthy amount of sleep, and 51% of people are dissatisfied with their sleep.

Sleep is one of the most critical functions of the brain, and our deep understanding of the neuroscience of sleep uniquely positions us to help solve the sleep health epidemic.

Aaron Bromberg,
Aaron Bromberg is the Chief Executive Officer of StimScience. He has over fifteen years of experience launching and managing new consumer hardware and software products. Prior to StimScience, Aaron was the Chief Product Officer at Boosted, a light electric vehicle manufacturer that was among the earliest companies to develop the market for consumer micromobility. Before Boosted, Aaron spent nine years in Amazon’s Lab126 consumer devices unit, helping to grow it from a single product to a global consumer electronics product portfolio. At Amazon, Aaron launched and managed the Fire Tablets product line, and later was Head of Product for Emerging Devices, where he focused on commercializing new cutting-edge technologies. Aaron has also been a technology strategist at Bose Corporation, and a management consultant. He earned a B.S. in Operations Research from Cornell University and an MBA from Duke University. Aaron joined StimScience to apply his experience with consumer devices to help people to sleep better, and to use neuroscience to improve their lives.
Ram Gurumoorthy,
Founder / CTO
Dr. Ram Gurumoorthy is a founder and the Chief Technology Officer of StimScience. Prior to StimScience, he was the Chief Science & Technology Officer and Principal Investigator of NeuroFocus Inc. (acquired by Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience), where he directed a global team of Neuroscientists, Neurophysiologists, Signal Processing Experts, Algorithm Developers, and Product Engineers. He has also founded and held leadership positions at Vigilant Privacy Corporation; PersonalDisc, where he pioneered industry leading technologies for the secure digital multi-media revolution; and BoardVantage (acquired by Nasdaq). Ram was a Partner & Chief Technology Officer of Meridian Consulting, LLC, and before that, was at GE Corporate R&D, where he has extensively worked with almost all of the global businesses of GE. He has worked on several medical technologies including MRI, XRay, and Ultrasound, as well as satellite navigation systems. He has several US and international patents.
Alex Morgan,
Alex Morgan (Twitter: @genomicsdoc) is currently a Partner at Khosla Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund which invests broadly in technology from seed stage funding to later stage capital. Alex has a special focus on biotechnology, healthcare, data science, and AI/ML. Alex serves on the boards of a number of Khosla Ventures portfolio companies. Alex has an MD and PhD in biomedical informatics from Stanford. As a scientist, he has published over 50 scientific publications, primarily at the intersection of computer science, biology, and healthcare, and has licensed IP to three separate companies. ​ Example Investments: Atrendex, BioAge, Bionaut, Cellino, Deep Genomics, DiscernDx, Docbot, Ellipsis, Faeth, Flow Neuroscience, Fountain Biotherapeutics, Hello Heart, Karius, Kernel, Loop Genomics, Menten AI, Mirvie, Nebula Genomics, Ochre Bio, Oncobox, Overture, Pardes Bio, Prellis, Probably Genetic, Rubedo, Q Bio, StimScience, Syllable Corporation, Vitro Labs.
Matthew Walker, Ph.D.,
Chief Sleep Advisor
Matthew Walker earned his PhD in neurophysiology from the Medical Research Council in London, UK, and subsequently became an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School in 2004. He is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Center for Human Sleep Science. Walker is the recipient of funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and in 2006, became a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He investigates the role of sleep in human health and disease. He does so using brain imaging methods (MRI, PET scanning), high-density sleep EEG recordings, genomics, proteomics, autonomic physiology, and cognitive testing. Walker addresses issues of both wellness and disease. Disorders that he currently tackles include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, depression, anxiety, insomnia, cardiovascular disease, drug abuse, obesity and diabetes. His Center's goal, unachievable as they may be: to understand everything about sleep's impact on the human being, from birth to death, in health and in sickness. Walker is the author of the International Bestseller, Why We Sleep. The book has been translated into over 40 different languages, and was listed as one of Bill Gates's top 5 favorite books of 2019. Walker has also given a main-stage TED talk, which has been viewed over 13 million times.
Richard Ivry, Ph.D.,
Science Advisor
Rich Ivry, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the UC Berkeley. He earned a BS in Psychology from Brown University and a PhD from the University of Oregon. He has served as the chair of Psychology and director of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Prof. Ivry heads the Cognition and Action lab, using various tools of cognitive neuroscience to explore human performance in healthy and neurologically impaired populations. He is a co-author of Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind, a textbook that has helped train a generation of students. His research contributions have been recognized with major honors including the Troland Prize from the National Academy of Sciences and the William James Award for lifetime achievement from the Association for Psychological Science. Prof. Ivry is a fellow of the APS, the Society of Experimental Psychology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health for over 30 years, including a recipient of the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ivry is a world renowned expert on using non-invasive brain stimulation to enhance human performance.
Robert Knight, M.D.,
Science Advisor
Robert Knight, M.D. is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He has a BS in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MD from Northwestern University Medical School, did Neurology training at UC San Diego and Post-Doctoral training at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He was Director of the UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute from 2001- 2011. He has twice received the Jacob Javits Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for Distinguished Contributions to Neurological research, the IBM Cognitive Computing Award, the German Humboldt Prize in Neurobiology, the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience and the Howard Crosby Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists for Distinguished Career Contributions. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Knight is an international expert on the role of human cortex in organized behavior and has published extensively on the neurophysiological mechanisms of sleep in both health and disease.