While in San Francisco, we had the chance to sit down and have a quick chat with Sonny and explore the origins of Misfit, his relationships with John Sculley and Noam Chomsky, and his vision for changing people's lives through amazing products.
More on Sonny: Founder of Misfit, makers of award-winning wearable and smart home products, including Shine and Flash, elegant activity and sleep monitors, and Bolt, a smart color-changing bulb. Founder of AgaMatrix, makers of the world's first iPhone-connected hardware medical device, and 15+ other FDA-cleared products. Previously: Microsoft Research machine learning / linguistic tech, UIUC math BS, MIT linguistics PhD work w/ Noam Chomsky. Knows some interesting languages and is a patron of good design. Longing to make 10x solutions for big problems and building a company that matters.
Note: A fan was on in the room (the room was really hot) and was creating some background noise until about minute 5 in the podcast.