ScrubDaddy inventor Aaron Krause pitches the Sharks on his patented and proprietary scrubbing pad in episode 407. Scrub Daddy changes firmness depending on the water temperature and tackles all sorts of cleaning tasks around the home, from cleaning dishes to patio furniture. Aaron has a successful automotive aftermarket business and he originally produced Scrub Daddy as a pad for cleaning auto mechanic's hands. One day, while cleaning up around his home, he found out Scrub Daddy worked well cleaning up in the kitchen. Aaron re purposed Scrub Daddy as a household product and got on QVC!
ScrubDaddy Shark Tank Recap
Aaron came into the Shark Tank looking for $100k for a 10% share in the business. He's had over $100K in sales in the four months prior to taping and is poised to have his product in 3,000 retail outlets. After a very “infomercial-like” pitch, Aaron faced the Sharks in what soon became a feeding frenzy!
Robert doesn't think the product will sell in a retail environment; he's out. Mark doesn't want to get involved with a product that relies so heavily on QVC sales; he's out too. Kevin offers $100k for 50%, with some contingencies. Daymond offers $50k for 15% if he gets Lori to partner with him for the other $50K. Lori loves the product and says she doesn't need Daymond; she offers $100k for 30%. Kevin counters with $100K with a 50 cent per unit royalty until he gets his money back, with a 10 cent royalty going forward. Daymond then offers $125K for 25%.
Lori bumps her offer up to $150K for 25% and then $200K for 25% after a bidding war with Daymond. Daymond admits to bidding up on Scrub Daddy to get Lori to up her bid; he's out. Kevin drops his royalty to 7.5 cents, but Aaron wants to work with Lori. He asks if she'll drop to 20% and she agrees.
ScrubDaddy Shark Tank Update
Since airing, ScrubDaddy was featured on QVC several times, selling out each time. Now in thousands of retail outlets, Aaron got what he was looking for from the Shark Tank: help with retail distribution. He tells me he and Lori have become friends and Aaron and his wife socialize with Lori and her husband. Aaron sent some samples to the Shark Tank Blog and the reviews are in: it works as advertised! The first one I opened lasted from October through February before it needed replacing. It tackles just about any cleaning task in my kitchen. I gave one to my mother and she loved it too!
Aaron and Lori appear in an update segment in episode 423.
Scrub Daddy was dubbed the most successful Shark Tank product ever with sales approaching $20 million!
Aaron and Lori appear together again in Beyond the Tank episode 201. As of January 5, 2016, sales are over $75 million!
With sales of over $150 million, ScrubDaddy gets another update in episode 907.
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