Patrick Mahomes and Kevin Durant have signed big deals and are pouring their money into good investments, including one that could replace cellphones.
The Chiefs quarterback has perhaps the best start to an NFL career by any quarterback. In his first full year as a starter, Mahomes threw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, only the second player to do so. This feat earned him the NFL MVP award.
He also came close to going to the Super Bowl, being stopped by Tom Brady and the Patriots in the conference championship. Next year Mahomes would not be denied. He took the Chiefs all the way to the Super Bowl and won it by winning the Super Bowl MVP.
Happy birthday to the reigning Super Bowl MVP @PatrickMahomes! 🎂
His BEST throw of each career start! pic.twitter.com/wR2t4ao7KE
– NFL (@NFL) September 17, 2020
Durant is a two-time NBA champion, winning with the Golden State Warriors on an unstoppable team. He is the most versatile scorer in the NBA and at his height, he is one of the two best players in the league.
Day 10 of posting a Kevin Durant highlight until he played again pic.twitter.com/xN0cgxoasm
— ClutchMcGee (@RealClutchMcGee) August 1, 2022
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Patrick Mahomes and Kevin Durant in a revolutionary startup
The Chiefs and Nets stars don’t stop at their playing contracts. Patrick Mahomes signed a whopping $503 million 10-year extension, the most money in an NFL contract in history.
Kevin Durant also signed a whopping four-year, $194,219,320 extension with the Nets. That money is now being used to fund Whoop, a startup created by Harvard grad Will Ahmed.
Mahomes and Kevin Durant are set to make a lot of money from the business. They have invested a lot of money in the business, and now the company’s valuation has skyrocketed, driving up their stock price.
Whoop used his device to monitor Mahomes’ heart data during his division game and came back with some interesting heart rate results.
His heart rate was higher when the Bills had the ball, and it was lower when leading his team down the field.
WHOOP has released data for the entire game.
It burned 2,347 calories and had a strain of 20.4 (0-21 scale), but the most impressive part came in OT.
Mahomes lowered his heart rate to 150 BPM just before the game-winning TD pass, then it spiked to 169 BPM as he celebrated. pic.twitter.com/i55lJbrham
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) January 26, 2022
Whoop by Will Ahmed has tripled in value since Mahomes and Durant invested in it
Whoop is a startup building a wearable device that will let people monitor their heart activity and heart rate, watch their sleep patterns, and other important health data.
Will Ahmed founded the company with his partners Nicolae and Capodilupo. In 2020, the Whoop was worth $1 billion. It then secured $100 million in a Series E funding round, which brought the company’s valuation to $1.2 billion. Whoop’s uniqueness comes in the form of its lack of screen, call ability, and other apps, focusing only on health.
In 2020, Mahomes invested in Whoop when it was valued at $1.2 billion.
Today, it is 3 times more than at 3.6 billion dollars (and increasing).
He also gets a nice marketing commission for being a @shout brand ambassador.
—Andrew Petcash (@AndrewPetcash) April 18, 2022
The company is now worth $3.6 billion. Other investors include Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Will Ahmed graduated from Harvard. He was named a Harvard College Scholar in 2011 after finishing in the top 10% of his class. He is also a CSA scholarship athlete and was captain of the Harvard men’s varsity squash team.
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