Bose Corporation this week launched their newest audio product, Sleepbuds. This product was a joint-development with EvoNexus graduate company Hush, a venture they acquired in 2017. Sleepbuds are tiny earbuds that have built-in noise-masking technology designed to help everyone have a better night sleep.
Hush joined EvoNexus San Diego in 2014 when it was just 3 recent UC San Diego engineering undergraduates. While they were in the incubator, Hush secured early seed funding, received engineering and business mentoring, were provided with Class A office and lab space, and were introduced to potential strategic partners. EvoNexus mentor and founder of Qualcomm’s Venture Group, Prashant Kantak, was Hush’s steadfast mentor during the process. Bose, a corporate partner and board member of EvoNexus, connected with Hush over their similar vision of bringing a product to the market that helps overcome the sleep disturbance crisis.
EvoNexus is Southern California’s leading startup technology incubator and hub for the startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine. We empower motivated entrepreneurs to turn their transformative ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. Its startups enjoy Class A office and lab space provided by California’s leading real estate developer, Irvine Company. EvoNexus is financially and strategically supported by some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. In just over 7 years, EvoNexus portfolio companies have raised over $1.4 billion in funding and outcomes and 22 startups have been acquired.