January 7, 2021
Alexa, listen to me sleep. Hot on the heels of its Halo fitness, weight and sleep wearable, Business Insider reports that Amazon is also working on a contactless bedside device for tracking sleep apnea. The device in development reportedly uses millimeter-wave radar to watch breathing and movement. Codenamed "Brahms," the tracker is roughly the size of a palm, and would speak with other connected...
October 28, 2020
Boston-based digital fitness company WHOOP is now bosting a $1.2 billion valuation, following its $100 million in Series E funding. IVP led the round with participation from SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Accomplice, Two Sigma Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Thursday Ventures, Nextview Ventures, Promus Ventures, Cavu Ventures, D20 capital, and LionTree Partners, as well as additional private investors. ...
August 17, 2020
G42 Healthcare has announced a volunteer healthcare management programme with US wearable technology firm WHOOP to monitor the health and fitness of those taking part in the company’s COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Volunteers participating in the world’s first Phase III trials of the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered the WHOOP Strap 3.0 fitness tracker in order to measure key biometrics during the...
November 12, 2019
This morning Whoop, a Boston-based performance wearable company, raked in $55 million in a Series D funding round. The new money is a combination of both equity and debt. Foundry Group led the round with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and other individual investors.
According to the company, this latest raise brings its...
February 1, 2018
Whether you're Tom Brady or Nick Foles, getting a good night's sleep is key for professional athletes. Just days before the Super Bowl, the National Football League announced that it is teaming up with Sleep Number for a multi-year partnership aimed at helping the players get better sleep.
“We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership...
May 2, 2017
Johns Hopkins Medicine has tapped Grand Rounds – a digital health company that performs a number of medical matchmaking services like connecting consumers and employers to match patients with specialist doctors, or facilitating meetings for second opinions – to extend the reach of their remote consultations and access to in-person visits. According to a survey by Grand Rounds, 28 percent of...
August 5, 2016
The Olympics aren't just for athletes. It's also an opportunity for sports tech companies – including makers of vitals-monitoring wearables, fitness and training apps, and other digital tools – to show off their technology on an international stage. In Rio, athletes are looking for every edge to compete, and that includes the latest gadgets.
Samsung offered gifts to every athelete and included a...
September 22, 2015
Whoop, a Boston-based wearable company working on a device for athletes, announced an additional $12 million in funding as it prepares to officially launch its Whoop Strap device and performance optimization system. Two Sigma Ventures led the round. Mousse Partners, Accomplice, Promus Ventures, Valley Oak Investments, and NextView Ventures also participated. This brings the company's total...
June 25, 2014
Whoop CEO Will Ahmed
Boston-based startup Whoop raised $6 million to build out its continuous heartrate-sensing wristworn activity tracker, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total announced funding to $9.6 million to date.
In the most recent filing, Atlas Venture Partner Jeff Fagnan was listed as an investor, he's also an investor in Streetwise Media, which first broke the...