Aaptiv Founder & CEO Ethan Agarwal first thought of Aaptiv while working as a business consultant - tired, traveling, & 30 pounds overweight. During this time, he realized there was no product on the market that removed all of the barriers he & so many others were up against when trying to make fitness a priority.
He set out to transform the way everyone works out & founded Aaptiv in 2016. Three years later, the company - backed by leading venture capital firms & top companies including the Amazon Alexa Fund & Disney - is a leader in the digital health space with over 230,000 paying members who have taken more than 20 million Aaptiv classes.
Prior to launching Aaptiv, Ethan spent three years at McKinsey & Co, advising clients in the technology, media, & financial industries. He was previously an investor at LionEye Capital, a $2.5B AUM hedge fund, focused on a merger arbitrage strategy across energy, tech, & healthcare. Ethan began his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, focused on healthcare M&A.
Ethan holds bachelor's degrees in economics & political science from The Johns Hopkins University, with a minor in entrepreneurship. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
6:30 PM Check-in & grab some food & drink
7:00 PM Fireside chat w/ Ethan Agarwal
8:00 PM Community drinks & networking