WHOOPDecember 2, 2021
It’s been a month now since I started at WHOOP.
I loved working at Rocket Insights and with all the people there. The full time employees were still in the single digits when I joined, even if we had a lot of regular contractors. I worked there longer than any company I had ever worked at before by more than double. During the course of my almost five years there, I worked with fourteen different clients. I also saw us grow into the hundreds of people as well as join DEPT, a massive rocket ship (eh?) of a company.
But it was time for me to move on to something new and find something new to get passionate about.
About a year or so ago, I made a joke to my friend, a longtime Back to the Future fan. The gist of it was that I grew up thinking I wanted to be like Marty McFly. At some point, I realized that I really wanted to be Doc Brown. Sure, being cool would be great and all, but playing around with gadgets and experimental gizmos seemed way more fun.
I had done some brief contract work with Humon before joining Rocket. It was a good relationship and I liked what they were doing, but it was a small early-stage startup. It seemed like too much of a risk after I had spent the last nearly-a-year living in a van and driving around the country. WHOOP later acquired the company and one of the cofounders was now the Director of R&D and called me up.
Fitness and athletics has always been a big part of my life, so being able to combine that with tech just clicked. In fact, I knew a little about the company already. I contributed to their Android codebase as part of Rocket a few years earlier to help them build out a new feature.