Riding motorcycles is fun, but it can also be dangerous because of the high risk of getting hit. That’s why founders Henry Li and Alex Arkhangelskiy created brake lights for the back of a motorcycle helmet. They claim their product makes riding safer. Will they catch a break on
Shark Tank Brake Free Technologies Update
- Entrepreneur: Henry Li and Alex Arkhangelskiy
- Business: Brake lights for the back of a motorcycle helmet
- Ask: $200,000 for 10% equity
- Result: $200,000 for 20% equity
- Shark: Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban
Henry and Alex’s company, Brake Free Technologies, appeared on Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 8. They explained that their product is designed to help motorcyclists stay safe on the road, in addition to helping other cars easily see the brake lights.
The attachable light is easy to mount on any helmet and automatically senses when the rider is braking. During the pitch on
They raised $240,000 in pre-order sales. Each brake light costs $169 to pre-purchase and was manufactured for $42. Henry and Alex are hoping that in a few years, their brake light will be an essential item in the motorcycle community.
The pitch went well and caught the interest of Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban, who offered Henry and Alex $200,000 for 20% equity in the company.
The founders accepted the offer, and Brake Free Technologies left
What happened after the tank? Keep reading our Brake Free Technologies update to find out!
Research for our Brake Free Technologies update revealed that the company is still in business. By January 2023, the company had nearly $4 million in sales!
Since airing on
Be sure to check the Brake Free Technologies website if you’d like to place an order, and pick up one of their helmet mounts while you’re at it!
For updates on the other products featured in Season 12 Episode 8, check out the links below:
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- Click & Carry Hands-Free Carrier Update
- Pillar Learning Codi Robot Update
For more Season 12 product updates, be sure to check out our Season 12 products page!
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