July 19, 2016 12:00 ET

Rythm Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Product

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 19, 2016) - Rythm, a leading neurotechnology startup based in Paris and San Francisco, today announced the appointment of two new additions to their executive team, Fabrice Cantou as Chief Financial Officer and Bertrand Duplat as Vice President of Product. The two will join the growing international company to help bring the company's first product Dreem, an active wearable headband designed to improve sleep, to the market. The announcement also comes on the heels of the company's $11 million in funding earlier this year from investors, awards and government grants.

"Sleep is a universal problem and to tackle it we not only need to have a strong team of more than 50 of the world's foremost experts in engineering and science, but also leaders who have deep experience with consumer products," said Hugo Mercier, CEO and co-founder of Rythm. "Fabrice and Bertrand have extensive expertise in scaling and driving growth and their roles are key components to further building Rythm in both the United States and France."

As Chief Financial Officer based in San Francisco, Fabrice will oversee the company's finances, financial planning and analysis, fundraising and will contribute to the growing business development and manage the business' international growth. He joins Rythm with significant international business experience with more than 15 years in the technology and telecom industry. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer at Dailymotion, where he oversaw the company's finances and guided them through the $168 million acquisition by Orange in 2011 and a $241 million acquisition by Vivendi in 2015.

Bertrand will collaborate across multiple departments to lead the operations and development of Rythm's products, including Dreem, from their Paris office. He joins Rythm with more than 15 years of experience working in interactive hardware and technology, from 3D and virtual reality to smart devices. Prior to Rythm, he was a research assistant at McGill University in Montreal, and co-founded several technology companies, including Les Editions Volumiques, Virtools and more recently, Emiota.

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About Rythm
Rythm is the world's leading neurotechnology company. Bringing together the world's foremost experts in hardware, software and neuroscience, Rythm builds consumer technology that stimulates brain function to enhance performance. The initial product, Dreem, is the first active wearable device to increase sleep quality and will launch in 2017. Based in Paris and San Francisco, Rythm has raised substantial funding from investors, awards and government grants to support a world-class team of over 50 people. For more information, visit