The Company

Smart, wearable proformance technology designed to strengthen your everyday, active lifestyle

Who we are.

Gryppers, Inc. is an American-based, sports technology brand, specializing in high-quality protective compression wear & advanced technologies for a wide variety of vocational and recreational needs.

Founded by former, standout, college/professional athletes, and current industry experts, Gryppers’ patented, game-changing innovations pair the function every athlete needs, with the flair every athlete loves.

We believe in intelligent design. That’s why our signature ProFormance™ solutions integrate high-level science, technology, and regulated compression to effectively: relieve pain; reduce injury; reinforce grip; maximize performance, and speed recovery.

Our Mission

Gryppers seeks to naturally increase the proficiency, and preserve the longevity of every athlete and active professional worldwide.

Our Goals

  • To become a leading, global supplier of ultramodern protective apparel & performance-based technologies;
  • To optimize endurance, peak performance and overall health of users across various sports & markets;
  • To disrupt the ‘norm’, and challenge innovation, at every turn, for the betterment of the people and industries we serve;
  • To create an internal culture fostering teamwork, efficiency, and the professional development of former athletes;
  • To ultimately support & protect our greatest assets: our bodies; our families; and our communities.

Gryppers in the news

Gridders get a Grypper

Two Former NCSU Football Players Turned Entrepreneurs

From Wolfpack football to a foothold in business

Contact Gryppers

For General Inquiries: info@gryppers.com

For Media/Press: Email Precious Wilson, precious@gryppers.com

For Career Opportunities: Send resume to careers@gryppers.com

Current Openings

  • Account Executives (Sales)
  • Supply Chain Manager (Production)
  • Digital Media Manager (Marketing)
  • Researcher/Analyst (Marketing)

The History of Gryppers

2010

The Journey Begins…

After leading the Wolfpack in tackles, passes broken up and interceptions as a junior in 2007, DaJuan Morgan decided he was ready to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft. The next April, Kansas City selected the hard-hitting safety in the third round and Morgan embarked on what he expected to be a lengthy NFL career.

2011

The idea grows; DaJuan joins the team

Jamelle Eugene contacted DaJuan Morgan with an idea for what what came to be known as Vyse Gryppers and the two began to develop the concept.

2013

Development begins (IP & PoC)

They filed for patents, sourced a prototyping company, and reached out to influencers in key markets.

2014

A Company Rising (UA Show/IMG)

Clearly defined thier customer profile & what they want. Feedback & research uncovered the science behind grip strength and compression.

2015

Back to NC; Precious joins the team

Developments led them to make the decision to move back to NC and take our business to another level: Headquartered business in NC, Partnered with NC State College of Textiles, Reconstructed the product from yarn, filled in professional gaps with high profile businessmen and advisers - Dave Tomick & Lewis Sheats and added marketing executive Precious Wilson.

2016

From dream to reality (Funding/Awards/NC Idea)

New prototype developed and tested in games. They were accepted into Groundwork Labs accelerator program, received an NC Idea grant, identified and filed additional claims to broaden their IP coverage. Gryppers also received its initial purchase orders from notable high school and collegiate programs before raising a seed round of funding, which added sports and technology expert Donald Thomson to the Team.

2017

Launch

The Creators.

Jamelle Eugene, CEO

Graduated from North Carolina State University where he was a team captain of the football team, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. His work experience includes management roles at HSS Management and Coyote. Jamelle also founded Tha Prospect & Young Phenoms. Jamelle has been most instrumental in navigating various aspects of this venture, as well as recruiting team members, interns and advisors to fill the gaps in expertise.

Dajuan Morgan, COO

A North Carolina State University alum, as well as a former NFL safety, drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. DaJuan was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets and Montreal Alouettes. His connections have tremendously assisted us in customer discovery and product development.

Precious Wilson, CMO

Graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sociology from North Carolina State University, and continued her education to include a Master’s in Business Consulting & Human Services, as well as Sports Marketing. She also comes with various certifications, and career experiences, related to marketing, advertising, branding, grant writing and fundraising. Precious is a Senior Consultant at an independent corporate consulting firm where her more prominent client affiliations can be linked to: Turner Broadcasting (TBS), CBS Radio, Radio One, Viacom (VH1/MTV/BET), as well as to NBA and NFL athletes/projects.

INNOVATION MADE TO COMPETE

Take back control! Pain doesn’t have to be gain! With Gryppers, you can do what you LOVE, without all the nagging pain you HATE.

Wherever you work, we make Gryppers to work for you!

 

The Gryppers Advantage

Wear independently, or in tandem, with traditional measures.

A SEAMLESS & MORE BREATHABLE, DURABLE, AFFORDABLE solution.

The PERFECT FIT for any climate, age, gender, sport, or active occupation.

We want to hear from you!

Interested in new products, offering feedback or joining our team?

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