We are tirelessly working on technical solutions to enrich the quality of life and safety of loved ones.
BioFi technology was created with the purpose of preventing unnecessary tragedy and making life better and safer. Our story began in the summer of 2016 when a few infant hot car deaths occurred in a short span of time. The realization that these should have been prevented put us into action and gave birth to the vision of a technology that would ultimately be able to detect and monitor signs of life without any touch. In the early days of the company we named our company Praesidium for this purpose. Praesidium is a Latin term meaning to guard, help and protect.
Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Since founding Praesidium, Seth has been focused on assembling inquisitive teams of people who will relentlessly push the vision of Praesidium from concept to reality. He works closely with each of the teams to keep product development and partnerships in harmony with the company’s overarching mission.
Seth has been an entrepreneur his entire life. While studying to become a doctor in college, he interrupted his studies to start his first business. And, over the last 13 years, he has traveled the world speaking publicly to entrepreneurs on topics ranging from entrepreneurism, business risk, mindset, networking and building successful teams and businesses. Seth has been featured at John C. Maxwell events and has been a TEDx speaker.
Seth and his wife Stefanie have 6 children (4 boys and 2 girls) who are all heavily into sports. He spends his free time traveling and enjoying watching his kids compete in their respective sports.
Dr. Gian Franco (aka Giangi) Sacco is Praesidium’s Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. His main responsibilities are to oversee all the technical aspects of our technology spanning from hardware to software and to push the limit of our technology to explore new groundbreaking applications.
Giangi holds a B.S., M.S. and PhD in theoretical physics and he worked for over 15 years at the NASA center Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). At JPL he was intimately involved in architecting and developing cloud-based Science Data Systems (SDS) and processing and analysis tools for Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and Atmospheric Radar. For the past 10 years, he worked on several applications that apply Deep Learning to Radar imagery from detecting land deformation to identifying icebergs.
Giangi and his domestic partner Sharon are both nature lovers and when not occupied by their demanding jobs they love to hike in the Los Angeles mountains and when possible, explore the beautiful natural wonders that our country has to offer. Giangi is an avid sports practitioner and he also enjoys mountain biking, karate and other activities.
Kelli is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our development efforts with our B2B partners. Further, she oversees our Contract Manufacturing partners and manages our supply chain and critical component procurement.
Over the last 11+ years, Kelli has assumed increasingly complex and accountable roles related to managing operational logistics and client relationships in the Software Development and Consumer Packaged Goods industries. After completing her undergraduate studies in Rhode Island, Kelli’s initial dive into a corporate role was with a Fortune 50 company in their Human Resources and Corporate Recruiting department. Inherently restless, Kelli quickly moved on to earlier-stage, extremely fast-paced companies in demanding roles that brought different challenges every day of the week. All those experiences positioned her for the operational role she has at Praesidium.
In Kelli’s "spare" time, she and her husband like to travel and scuba dive. She also loves to hike with her two pups, Bear and Clark.
Constantinos Daskalakis is a Greek theoretical computer scientist. He is a professor at MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department and a member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He was awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize and the Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2018.
Constantinos Daskalakis was awarded the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for advancing our understanding of behavior in complex networks of interacting individuals, such as those enabled and created by the Internet. His dissertation on the computational complexity of Nash Equilibria provides a novel, algorithmic perspective on game theory and the concept of the Nash equilibrium. For this work, Daskalakis was also awarded the 2008 Kalai Prize for outstanding articles at the interface of computer science and game theory, along with Christos Papadimitriou and Paul W. Goldberg.
In 2018, Daskalakis was awarded the Nevanlinna Prize for "transforming our understanding of the computational complexity of fundamental problems in markets, auctions, equilibria and other economic structures". He also received the Simons Foundation Investigator award in Theoretical Computer Science, an award designed for "outstanding scientists in their most productive years," who are "providing leadership to the field".
Sleep Health Strategist
Nate’s responsibilities include the application of the core BioFi technology to improve sleep health across the lifespan from an individual, population, and systems-based perspectives.
Nate is currently an active sleep clinician, researcher, and teacher at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine where he is a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs for the Department of Neurology. He holds certifications with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a Sleep Medicine subspecialty and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a former President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
Over the course of his career, Nate has held multiple research grants to study sleep disturbances and published extensively for medical and lay audiences. He has led the development of guidelines and consensus documents regarding monitoring and managing sleep disturbances. His research has investigated genetic aspects of sleep duration and metabolic disease, mental health, and inflammation. His current investigations include the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing and cancer risk, the impact of artificial intelligence and consumer sleep technology on human sleep and sleep medicine, and increasing access to sleep care for Native American populations. He is a passionate advocate for sleep health, with efforts focused on promoting healthy school start times, abolishment of daylight saving time and transportation safety. His sleep advocacy and media work have touched millions of lives.
They say you should do what you love, and Nate loves to sleep! When not sleeping or thinking about sleep, Nate is generally transporting or watching his three children play baseball, basketball, football, swimming, or perform musically. Nate and his family love to travel, and Nate enjoys snowboarding, backpacking in Olympic National Park, swimming, fishing and tending to his aquarium.
Lead Embedded Systems Architect
Machine Learning Engineer
Full Stack Engineer
Lead Human Resource/Admin
Machine Learning Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
Scientific Advisory Board
As we move our technology out of the lab and into commerce, we have empaneled a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of leading medical professionals from outside of the company to bring every-day relevance to the endless possibilities for this technology.
We have invested heavily in research and development and brought the best minds together to make our BioFi technology a reality.
See our journey so far...
Preparing deployment of the Remote Monitoring Platform in South America, Canada, and Australia.
Seeking Series A1 Funding to scale
Featured on a national tech documentary
Stood up SAB
Continuous R&D for additional verticals
Secured Primary & Secondary CMs
Secured B2B Partnerships in Smart Sleep
Developed a commercial application
BioFi technology introduced to prospective B2B partners
First Patents Filed
(7 patents filed to date)
Early Seed Money Acquired
Three additional JDAs executed in Remote Patient Monitoring
Commercial launch of the RemWave® Sleep sensor and partnership with Purple Mattress
Three JDAs executed in Intelligent Sleep
Initiated FDA submission process
Acquired larger office space
Added Software & hardware engineers
Secured a Late Seed/Early A round
First patent granted
2018 - 2019
Honed accuracy of algorithm with hundreds of live subjects
Founded with NASA scientists