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Infosys invests $3m in Whoop activity tracker start-up

Steve Rogerson
December 15, 2015
 
India-based technology company Infosys has invested US$3m in Whoop, an US-based start-up company that makes wearable activity trackers for elite professional sports teams.
 
Whoop’s system includes a device worn by athletes on their wrist that continuously measures key strain and recovery variables, and actionable analytics powered by proprietary algorithms that generate intensity and recovery scores. This enables athletes and coaches to gain visibility into the drivers of high performance, guide training and make optimal game day decisions.
 
The investment should be completed this week.
 
Whoop was founded in 2012 by Will Ahmed, a Harvard college scholar and captain of the Harvard men’s varsity squash team. He was soon joined by Harvard classmates John Capodilupo and Aurelian Nicolae.
 
As CTO, Capodilupo uses his knowledge as a mathematician and son of academic physiologists to marry the technical sophistication and physiological backbone of the Whoop system. Nicolae is responsible for rapid prototyping and mechanical engineering. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Harvard, where his expertise earned him the nickname, King of the 3D Printer.
 
Infosys provides consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. It enables clients in more than 50 countries to stay ahead of emerging business trends by helping them transform and thrive co-creating breakthrough products that combine strategic insights and execution.
 
Last week, Infosys announced it was investing $4m in CloudEndure, a start-up that provides cloud migration and cloud-based disaster recovery software.
 
CloudEndure provides enterprise grade cloud migration and cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) software that supports migration and DR for both on-premise to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud scenarios.