Gaurav Mishra recently took over as whipr’s Chairman and CEO. Gaurav has earned reputation as ‘Growth Accelerator’ for repeatedly achieving exceptional revenue and business growth while leading global businesses in executive board-level roles in US, Germany, and UK. Prior roles include EVP Ottobock Healthcare, world’s largest Prosthetic and Orthotics company, during his tenure, Ottobock achieved significant sales growth and profitability.
Recently, Gaurav served as CEO of Rowheels and RehabPulse, start-up business manufacturing unique wheelchair technology and led a major business turnaround during his time. Prior to Ottobock, Gaurav led International business for Touch Bionics, maker of world’s first bionic hand, the business had successful exit in 2017.
Gaurav is an expert in major acquisitions and has served as advisor to various PE firms during the acquisition deals. Gaurav is an ex-fighter pilot from Air Force, full time MBA from University of Edinburgh, UK.
Luke is a marine biologist, shark diver and SUP fanatic from Australia. He spends a lot of time on the road, living out of hotels and boats filming TV shows for Discovery Channel. He founded whipr after finding a need to train for SUP races while on the road.
Luke single-handedly ran the 2nd highest funded fitness Kickstarter of all time.
Daymond John has come a long way from turning a $40 budget into FUBU, a $6 billion fashion game-changer.
He is not only a pioneer in the fashion industry but a Shark on the 4-time Emmy Award-winning Shark Tank, a New York Times best-selling author, branding guru, and highly sought after motivational speaker.
Partner & Advisor
Rich Froning Jr
Rich Froning Jr. is an American professional CrossFit athlete known for his achievements in participating in the CrossFit Games. He became the first person to win the title of "Fittest Man on Earth" four
times with his first-place finish in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
To build whipr we teamed up with with Shape Products out of Toronto Canada. Their engineering and design firm have been in business for 30 years and have a long and solid history of bringing products to market, from inception through to production with their manufacturing partners.
"There I was sitting in a hotel looking at yet another
filthy hotel gym thinking, why can’t I just get paddle fit wherever I
want to? I searched around for a portable rowing machine, a sup machine
or ski machine and found that nothing existed, so I built one that does
all three." - Luke Tipple, Founder of Whipr, Inc.