Rumpl

rumplWylie Robinson hopes the Sharks warm up to Rumpl, his “puffy blanket” business, in the season twelve premier. Back in 2013, Wylie and co-founder Nick Polinko (not on the show) were sleeping in a van while returning from a ski trip in California. When they woke up, the van wouldn’t start and they had no cell service. Since it was freezing temperatures, they huddled in their synthetic down sleeping bags.

While waiting, they wondered why they couldn’t make a blanket out of their sleeping bag materials. When they got back home, the guys borrowed a sewing machine and made the prototype Rumpl blankets. The blankets use nylon that is water, stain and odor resistant and they’re filled with synthetic down. After using them for a few months, they believed they were on to something.

They got the business going with a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised a whopping $216,889, much more than the $15,000 they were seeking to raise. Needless to say, it was a huge success. They decided to use Kickstarter every time they had an idea for a new product. After four more successful Kickstarters, Rumpl now sells blankets, heated blankets, ponchos, dog beds and much more. In 2018, the company started making all their products from 100% recycled materials, reducing their carbon footprint.

After six years in business and millions in sales, the company is likely at a plateau. They most likely want a Shark’s help getting to the next level. Will a Shark cozy up to this opportunity?

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Rumpl Shark Tank Recap

Wylie will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and guest Shark Blake Mycoskie. that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards.” A full pitch re-cap on Rumpl will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.

Rumpl Shark Tank Update

The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Rumpl & Wylie Robinson as more details become available.

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