BoxLock Smart Lock Update | Shark Tank Season 10

Brad Ruffkess pitched his lock company during Shark Tank Season 10. BoxLock makes smart technology padlocks, which Brad created after having packages stolen from his front porch. Will he unlock a deal with his pitch, gaining a shark on his side? Find out in our BoxLock update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to BoxLock after Shark Tank!

Brad Ruffkess appeared on Shark Tank Season 10, but ultimately walked away without a deal. In terms of a BoxLock update, the company is still in business, despite not convincing a shark to invest. They have since partnered with some very big names, like UPS, Milwaukee, DeWalt, and more.

Shark: Result:
Robert Herjavec No offer
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Lori Greiner No offer
Mark Cuban No offer
Jamie Siminoff No offer

 Shark Tank BoxLock Update

BoxLock update

  • Entrepreneur: Brad Ruffkess
  • Business: Smart technology padlocks
  • Ask: $1,000,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark:  None

Brad Ruffkess brought his lock company, BoxLock, to Shark Tank, hoping to get a deal. His product is basically a padlock, but with smart technology abilities.

BoxLock Smart Lock
  • WIFI ENABLED - Connects over 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • SHAREABLE ACCESS CODES - Share access by texting or e-mailing barcodes to friends or family for one-time use, multiple uses or specific dates
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It can be used to lock up storage boxes on your porch, for deliveries to be set inside. The delivery driver simply uses the bottom of the lock, to scan the tracking number on the package.

Further, BoxLock automatically collects these tracking numbers from UPS, FedEx, and all the major carrier services.

If the barcode matches the information in the lock, the lock then opens. From there, access is given to the delivery driver, who can then place the package in the box, and lock it back up before leaving.

Brad’s invention is to help thwart porch pirates and other thieves from stealing deliveries from people, before they’re able to finally retrieve them.

Despite Brad’s valuation of $20 million for his company BoxLock, the sharks gave him an opportunity to justify the significant ask.

He started out by discussing some of his company’s initial costs. Brad explained how he has already spent more than $500,000 on research and development, a monetary figure that shocked each of the sharks.

Additionally, through Kickstarter, the company had only had around 800 sales, with each unit costing just around $100. According to the sharks, these sales numbers were certainly not very impressive, especially for a company that is supposed to be valued at nearly $20 million.

The sharks began bombarding questions to Brad in relation to the product awareness for delivery drivers. After failing to get an answer from him, they shifted their focus back to trying to understand how the company is worth the $20 million valuation.

Guest shark Jamie Siminoff, creator of Ring Doorbell, had a few things to say as a former Shark Tank entrepreneur. His product was initially called DoorBot, however, he said his product was just enhancing the doorbell.

BoxLock however, requires the user to create a new behavior, and this is what he doesn’t like, combined with the high valuation. For these reasons, he is out.

Mark Cuban goes out next, primarily because he didn’t see a pathway to profitability and due to the fact that the company valuation was way too high.

Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary quickly followed, by dropping out due to the incredibly high valuation.

Lori Greiner made an initial offer of $1,000,000 as a loan in exchange for 2.5% in equity. She also said that one of the loan conditions would be to establish a royalty at an 8% interest rate, until she makes her investment back plus an additional $500,000.

After some intense negotiations, Lori Greiner ultimately dropped out and left Brad without a deal for BoxLock.

Was he able to succeed following his rejection in Shark Tank? Keep reading our BoxLock update to find out!

While the company didn’t receive a deal on the show, it has managed to still stay in business. The company website states that they have integrated with some big brands, like UPS, Milwaukee, and DeWalt, just to name a few.

Despite not getting a deal on Shark Tank, the company managed to raise nearly $5 million from other investors. Since then, they’ve branched out to some new products, which include a barcode scanner, GPS tracker, and a Bluetooth Asset Gateway.

Products are available on the BoxLock website, and on Amazon.

If we learn anything new about this company, we will certainly let you know. In the meantime, you can check out our other company updates from Season 10 Episode 1, by following the links below!

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 10 products page!

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