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 Advisors.
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.
Marketing & Design
Former Chief Marketing Officer and Board Director at Puma
Nicholas Christakis, MD, MPH, PhD
Yale Professor specializing in the intersection of behavioral health and social networks, Time 100 Most Influential Person in the World
Product & Design
Former VP Product Management at Opower, expertise in applied behavioral science and consumer app design
Founder of Marketech, a data analytics company for training Olympians with heart rate monitors
Lawrence G. Miller, MD
CEO of Macrolide Pharmaceuticals
MIT Professor, Founder of One Laptop Per Child, Founder and Director of MIT Media Lab
Jeffrey Olgin, MD
Chief of Cardiology at UCSF, Principal Investigator at Health eHeart, an initiative to monitor a million hearts in real time
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
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