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About us at Whoop.

How do you set out to build a system robust enough to prepare a Navy SEAL for battle, but with the form factor and design that the average athlete would be comfortable wearing 24 hours a day?

At WHOOP, that’s exactly what we think about, day in, day out. Our team is comprised of engineers, designers, mathematicians, physiologists, and athletes. We’re focused on building a product that we want to wear.

John CapodilupoCo-Founder & CTO
Will AhmedFounder & CEO
Aurelian NicolaeCo-Founder &
Product Development Engineer

Meet the Founders.

WHOOP was founded in 2012 by Will Ahmed, a Harvard College Scholar and Captain of the Harvard Men’s Varsity Squash Team. Will was soon joined by Harvard classmates, John Capodilupo and Aurelian Nicolae. As CTO, Capo utilizes his knowledge as a world class mathematician and son of academic physiologists to marry the technical sophistication and physiological backbone of the WHOOP system. Aurelian is responsible for rapid prototyping and mechanical engineering. Aurelian graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Harvard, where his expertise earned him the nickname, “King of the 3D Printer.” Today you’ll find the founders laughing, yelling, or quietly wearing their headphones.

Meet the

At WHOOP, we are privileged to work with some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the world. The Advisory Board includes mathematicians, professors, cardiologists, engineers, marketing executives, and designers. We work together to deliver the most sophisticated solution to help athletes optimize performance.

Antonio Bertone Marketing & Design Former Chief Marketing Officer and Board Director at Puma
Nicholas Christakis, MD, MPH, PhD Behavioral Health Yale Professor specializing in the intersection of behavioral health and social networks, Time 100 Most Influential Person in the World
Ben Foster Product & Design Former VP Product Management at Opower, expertise in applied behavioral science and consumer app design
Charles Hirschler Data Analyst Founder of Marketech, a data analytics company for training Olympians with heart rate monitors
Lawrence G. Miller, MD Validation CEO of Macrolide Pharmaceuticals
Nicholas Negroponte Business Development MIT Professor, Founder of One Laptop Per Child, Founder and Director of MIT Media Lab
Jeffrey Olgin, MD Cardiology Chief of Cardiology at UCSF, Principal Investigator at Health eHeart, an initiative to monitor a million hearts in real time
Youngme Moon Marketing & Branding Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation at Harvard Business School, Author of bestselling book Different
Kevin Kit Parker, PhD Biomedical Engineering Harvard Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics, U.S. Army Reserve Major
Stephen Wolfram, PhD Mathematician & Physicist Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, creator of Mathematica, creator of Wolfram Alpha, and author of A New Kind of Science
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