Meet HoodiePillow®, the genius patented invention of our founder Chris Hindley. Whether you are a light sleeper, night shift worker, looking for added warmth or just trying to catch some shut-eye while your spouse reads a book then the HoodiePillow is for you.
Chris Hindley, HoodiePillow Founder
After bringing triplet girls home from the hospital HoodiePillow Founder Chris Hindley was desperate for uninterrupted sleep for he and his wife. Late night feedings kept them up all hours of the night and each of them had to catch shut-eye whenever they had the chance.
Hindley created the first HoodiePillow for his wife as a gift so she could catch a nap during the day while their girls slept. Friends and family immediately began asking for their own HoodiePillows after seeing Chris's invention. Chris quickly realized HoodiePillows were needed by so many more people then just sleep deprived parents - light sleepers, night shift workers, children with autism that like to feel "cocooned", for use by patients during hospital stays, for sports teams that needed comfort while traveling...and the list goes on. Chris was granted a patent for his invention in 2012 and in June of that year HoodiePillow launched.
In September of 2012 Chris and HoodiePillow Co-Founder Rebecca Rescate were selected from 30,000 applications to fly to Los Angeles to film the wildly popular show ABC's Shark Tank. Please tune in Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9|8c to find out the results!
Rebecca Rescate, HoodiePillow Co-Founder
HoodiePillow Co-Founder Rebecca Rescate is no stranger to marketing unusual products. Rescate began her entrepreneurial career when she launched her first product, the patented CitiKitty Cat Toilet Training Kit in 2005. Rescate's invention became an overnight success and by 2010 her product was available in hundreds of stores nationwide and had been seen in press outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America and more.
In 2011 Rescate made her prime-time debut when she appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank to pitch CitiKitty. Rescate left the tank with nationwide recognition and with a deal with shark Kevin Harrington. Her appearance on the show caught the attention of HoodiePillow Founder Chris Hindley and he approached her with his idea, the HoodiePillow.
Hindley and Rescate struck a partnership in 2012 and began the quest to make HoodiePillow available nationwide to those needing more comfort, warmth and relaxation in their lives. As for the 2013 appearance on Shark Tank? Rescate is still pinching herself they selected HoodiePillow to pitch on the show which marks Shark Tank history as the first time any entrepreneur has ever pitched two businesses on the show.