E Quiet Life: Interview With Netanel Eyal, CEO & Co-Founder

Netanel Eyal

We had the opportunity to interview Netanel Eyal, the CEO & Co-founder of Israel-based QuietLife Technologies. The company, which made its first prototype in October 2015 and raised its first funding on Indiegogo, is in the process of raising its Series A funding.

Q. Netanel, would you tell us a bit about yourself and QuietLife Technologies?

I am the CEO & Co-Founder of QuietLife Technologies. I received my B.Sc. in computer engineering and applied physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While at the Hebrew University I received the prestigious Peter Brojde award for my Bio-Sensing project. After graduating I joined the Hewlett Packard (HP) Honors Program for marketing, sales and management.

Q. Who came up with QuietLife Technologies and how did the concept of the company begin?

While in the HP Honors program after graduating from the Hebrew University, I started thinking about different ideas that could make an impact on the world. My goal was to use my knowledge of engineering and physics to create something new, innovative and exciting… and QuietLife Technologies was born.

Q. At what point did you realize you had a viable business model?

From the beginning my partner and I set out to research the snoring market to determine if there was a need for a noise cancelling snoring device. After realizing that there was nothing like this on the market, nor has there been anything to drastically innovate the snoring market in quite some time, we launched an Indiegogo (crowdfunding campaign). The goal was simple, to raise $40,000 in 60 days. If we hit that number, we felt it was sufficient proof that our product, which we called Silent Partner, was something that snorers and their partners needed. We hit our $40k goal within the first 7 days of launching and to date, we have done over $1.7M in pre-order sales.

Q. Can you tell us who your product, Silent Partner, would benefit most and why?

36% of adults between the ages of 35-60 years old suffer from snoring. Along with the snoring noise comes sleep deprivation and drowsiness for both the snorer and their partner. Current products addressing this problem are often intrusive, detracting from quality of sleep and are specific to given subsets of snorers (nasal snorers, mouth snorers, throat snorers). ​By tackling the noise itself, Silent Partner ​can be used by all types of snorers (who do not suffer from a medical condition which causes their snoring) ​providing both the snorer and their partner the quiet and restful sleep they ​need​.

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Roland Olliff 6 months ago Member's comment

This company is scamming customers by failing to refund them.

Alexis Renault 6 months ago Member's comment

How so? And why not just complain directly to the CEO, Netanel Eyal?

Danny Straus 9 months ago Member's comment

Israeli ingenuity at it's finest! They don't call it Startup Nation for nothing!

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Thank you Danny

Linda Willis 9 months ago Member's comment

This looks like a cool, innovative product. But tell me Netanel Eyal, what is to stop companies with a large existing user base, like #Amazon or #Apple from moving in and replicating your accomplishments, by integrating a similar technology into their products? Hat tip to Carl Schwartz for pointing this out. $AMZN $AAPL

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Linda, great questions. Firstly, we hold patent we hold on our technology and various different use cases. Secondly, the technology is complex and is not so easy to replicate.

Carl Schwartz 9 months ago Member's comment

Any chance this could be sold as an app instead of a stand alone product? Lot's of people already have devices capable of sensing sound. I already have an #Amazon Echo next to my bed. Would be great if it could sense when I snore and cancel out the sound.

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Carl, at this time, for Silent Partner to work effectively the device needs to be as close to the noise source as possible. We have run various simulations with ideas similar to yours but the cancellation was either not effective or not as efficient as it needs to be.

Angry Old Lady 9 months ago Member's comment

Loved the video on your website. Very funny! would love to pick up one of these for my husband.

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Thank you. Silent Partner is currently available for pre-order for $77 here: https://quietlife.tech/sale1.html

Ayelet Wolf 9 months ago Member's comment

Yes, cute video, but I would have thought that poking her husband in the head to turn on the noise cancellation would wake him up! Then again at that point she probably doesn't care :)

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Ayelet, the device is meant to be turned on by the snorer before they go to sleep. In the video we are simply illustrating the ease of turning it on and how it will work.

Alpha Stockman 9 months ago Member's comment

Sounds like a cool product Netanel Eyal, where can I buy one of these?

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Alpha, Silent Partner is currently available for pre-order for $77 here: https://quietlife.tech/sale1.html

Susan Miller 9 months ago Member's comment

This looks promising, but I have an important question that no one seems to have asked. Netanel Eyal, how much does this product cost? If under $100, I'd be very interested. But if much more, it would have to be the most amazing sleep I've ever gotten. And I'd want good warranty protection and an option to return the item if I wasn't happy.

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Susan, thank you for your interest. We plan to sell Silent Partner for $99. It is currently available for pre-order for $77 here: https://quietlife.tech/sale1.html

Susan Miller 9 months ago Member's comment

Wow, very reasonable and much better than I expected.

James Madison 9 months ago Member's comment

I agree. I'd like to try before I buy. Any chance I can simply try out a pair at my local Best Buy? Shame if I have to wait till the end of the year, but I understand distribution channels can take a while to set up.

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

James, at this time we are still finalizing development but once the product is in the market and distribution channels are set up, I am sure there will be a way to try before you buy at select retailers.

Carol Klein 9 months ago Member's comment

Yes, I really like how this doubles as a sleep mask.

Netanel Eyal 9 months ago Member's comment

Carol, thank you.