Helix Sleep was founded by Adam Tishman, Kristian von Rickenbach, and Jerry Lin in 2015. The co-founders met at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School MBA program. They bonded over the transition of moving to a new city and the struggles of buying a new mattress. They discovered that the mattress industry was broken and they wanted to fix it. On August 4, 2015, the Helix Sleep website was launched.
Helix first made a name for itself as one of the only online mattress brands to offer fully customizable mattresses, including mattresses that featured two different constructions on each side to suit partners with different sleep preferences. While the brand has paired back on its customized offerings of late, it’s still committed to serving a variety of sleepers.