Billy Thompson and Randy Choi look for a Shark investment in Thompson Tee, their tee shirts that block underarm sweat, in Shark Tank episode 824. Thompson wanted to make the product because he suffers from hyperhidrosis – excessive underarm sweating. When he sought out friend and clothing designer Randy Choi to help him design a sweat-proof tee-shirt, he found out Choi suffered from the same affliction.
Together, they set out on a more than ten year journey to produce a lightweight, breathable and absorbent fabric for a tee-shirt that would spare them (and others) the embarrassment of sweaty arm pits. In 2014, they got a patent for their “Hydro-Shield sweat proof technology,” and the business was born.
They sell their shirts on Amazon and in their online store. Each tee-shirt costs between $25 and $32. Thompson Tee manufactures all their products in the USA. The tees will prevent sweat from getting onto expensive outer shirts, saving money and embarrassing stains. They likely need a Shark's help with distribution.
Will a Shark think this investment is no sweat?
Thompson Tee Shark Tank Recap
Mylen will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Thompson Tee will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Thompson Tee 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 Thompson Tee & Regan Kelaher and Shannon Zappala as more details become available.