Company- Whistle and our team

We love pets

We believe the relationship with our pets is one of the most important bonds we have in life, and that a better understanding of our pets’ health is critical to strengthening that connection.

Our expertise in pets, technology and data analytics has allowed us to build a company set on developing a system of smart products for owners and vets—a system that grows with every owner that joins in, has the power to enrich each pet-owner relationship, and carries the potential to add years to every pets’ lives.


We are a passionate group of technologists with collective experience across leading technology and consumer products companies, including: Amazon, AOL, Apple, Bain, BCG, Genentech, Google, HP, Microsoft, Philips, Sierra Wireless, Sony Ericsson, and Texas Instruments.

  • benjacobs Ben Jacobs Co-Founder & CEO
  • steveneidelman Steven Eidelman Co-Founder & Head of Product
  • kevinlloyd Kevin Lloyd Co-Founder & Head of Technology
  • nateyoder Nate Yoder Principal Engineer & Data Scientist
  • ernieaguilar Ernie Aguilar Staff Firmware Engineer
  • brian01-150 Brian Nguyen Rails Lead
  • justin-150 Justin Middleton Mobile Lead
  • brad-150 Brad Taylor Director of Software
  • krista01-150 Krista Sanders Design Director
  • mark-150 Mark Sires Director of Product Design
  • crick-150 John Crick Customer Experience Manager
  • AmyManolo Amy Fong Quality Assurance Lead
  • street-150 Stephen Street Senior Engineer
  • MP-150 Michael Polin Marketing
  • ST-150 Stephanie Tai Data Scientist
  • arman-300x300 Arman Nobari Visual Designer
  • nicole_150 Nicole Yu Firmware Engineer
  • Julia Waneka Julia Waneka Communications Director
  • pete Pete Doyle Mobile Engineer
  • mmitchel Michael Mitchell Hardware Engineer
  • laura Laura Popa Senior Rails Engineer
  • lauren1 Lauren Miner Office Manager
  • lydia-squared Lydia Winkler Communications Coordinator
  • katie Katie Nunez Customer Marketing Manager
  • joelle-a Joelle Alcaidinho Research Scientist Intern (Summer 2014)
  • mimee Mimee (Xinlei) Xu Mobile Engineer Intern (Summer 2014)
  • me oz (1) Chris Chou Marketing & Strategy Intern (Summer 2014)
  • morgan-150 Morgan Kennedy Marketing Intern (Summer 2013)
  • stephen-150 Stephen Pinto Software Intern (Summer 2013)

Select investors and advisors

  • jason02-150 Jason Krikorian Director, DCMBefore joining DCM as a General Partner, Jason co-founded Sling Media, the pioneering digital media device company that created the Slingbox.
  • Red Swan Ventures Angel investors in leading online brands
  • Slow Ventures Leading angel investors and former Facebook executives
  • Karl Townsend Hardware Lead, Google X
  • JP Kielsznia Hardware System Architect, Apple
  • Robyn Ward Head of New Media Ventures, United Talent Agency
  • Renee Niemi SVP of Products at Plantronics, Former VP of Marketing at Danger
  • Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar Veterinarian at University of California, Davis
  • John Gilmore Former VP of Operations at Nest Labs, Sling Media, and Virgin Electronics
  • Jateen Parekh Founder & CTO at Jelli, Former Head of Advanced Technology at Lab126
  • Carol Novello President at Humane Society Silicon Valley, Former VP & GM at Intuit
  • Charles Huang Co-Founder at Guitar Hero, Co-Founder & CEO at Green Throttle Games
  • Bob Gamgort CEO at Pinnacle Foods, Former North American President at Mars
  • Dr. Jeff Werber Founder and Veterinarian at the Century Veterinary Group
  • Dayo Esho Co-Founder at Rapleaf
  • Ivan Hindshaw Managing Partner at Bain & Company
  • Khaled Hussein Co-Founder at Crowdtilt

We're always looking to add to the pack.

If you have a passion for pets and a love of technology, then check out our open positions below. Feel free to email us at jobs@whistle.com and tell us more about yourself, even if you don’t see an exact fit.

Contact Us

3180 18th Street, Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94110