Why Bigfoot?

The Birth of a Legend


In 2014, Bryan Mazlish resolved to start his own company. Finding a bold, like-minded partner in former JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer, the path before him was clear. In November 2014, they founded SmartLoop Labs and were soon joined by former Medtronic Chief Engineer Lane Desborough, one of the co-creators of Nightscout.

That next month, Wired Magazine published a piece detailing the legendary story of someone who’d successfully hacked their own automated system, dubbing him “Bigfoot” - a mysterious, cloaked person living in NYC who had created his own artificial pancreas for his family. The name stuck and the trio loved it, renaming the company Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc. in February of 2015.

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