Da Vinci Eye App For Artists Update | Shark Tank Season 15

Entrepreneur Samuel Gherman pitched his art app during Shark Tank Season 15. His company Da Vinci Eye, makes an augmented reality app for non-digital artists. Will any of the sharks eye a good investment opportunity? Find out in our Da Vinci Eye update and pitch recap!

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

Samuel Gherman appeared on Shark Tank Season 15 but ultimately left without a deal. In terms of a Da Vinci Eye update, the company is still in business and the app received tons of downloads after appearing on the show. The app has rave reviews in the App Store and secured the #1 spot in the New and Noteworthy section of the App Store during the launch week of the Apple Vision Pro.

Shark: Result:
Mark Cuban  No offer
Daymond John No offer
Lori Greiner No offer
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Daniel Lubetzky No offer

Shark Tank Da Vinci Eye Update

Da Vinci Eye update

  • Entrepreneurs: Samuel Gherman
  • Business: App for artists
  • Ask: $350,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Samuel Gherman wants to help anybody draw like a true artist, maybe even Da Vinci himself. That’s why he created Da Vinci Eye, which developed an app to help with drawing.

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With the use of his app on your device, simply place your phone over your drawing and it will project your augmented image onto the surface so that you can easily draw it.

This offers an advantage that no other drawing tool can do. Additionally, Samuel created a second app called Mural Maker, which takes the same concept, but through a multi-device, augmented reality system that helps you draw murals the size of buildings.

The apps also include a patented system, that turns any image, into a step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Samuel says he essentially got the idea for the app after seeing the movie Tim’s Vermeer. In the film, Tim used optical illusions to replicate art.

At the time, Samuel was also learning to code, and the two concepts eventually became Da Vinci Eye. Samuel launched his app in 2016 and within the first 5 weeks, he had 50,000 downloads.

That said, he didn’t start making any money until June 2020, when he logged $450,000 in revenue. In 2021 he did $890,000 in sales, and $860,000 in 2022.

In 2023 he switched over to a subscription model of $19.99 per year. While Samuel is giving the numbers, the sharks become frustrated with his way of answering their questions indirectly.

In fact, Daymond John abruptly drops out for this reason. Lori Greiner wants to know what his sales are going to be this year and Samuel estimated that they will do $1.1 million.

Additionally, he says he’ll hit $1.6 million in sales next year. However, the sharks initially believed that he had already hit that number in the current year.

Kevin O’Leary wants to know about Samuel’s customer acquisition costs. According to Samuel, this is between $0.10-$0.21.

The more that Samuel reveals about the financial side of his company, the more frustrated the sharks seem to become.

For Mark Cuban, the numbers aren’t adding up, so he’s out.

Lori Greiner is next to drop out. She adds that the pitch was too confusing to follow, and that’s ultimately why she’s going out.

Next, guest shark Daniel Lubetzky goes out for the same reason.

This leaves just Kevin as the last remaining shark. Unfortunately for Samuel, Kevin doesn’t stay in long.

He faults Samuel for his pitch, before ultimately going out and leaving him without a deal. What happened following Shark Tank? Keep reading our Da Vinci Eye update to find out!

We were able to catch up with Samuel for an exclusive Da Vinci Eye update. “When we had the opportunity to go on Shark Tank, we weren’t looking for funding anymore as we were finally in a place with steadily growing revenue,” Samuel told us.

He went on to tell us that his goal in a partner would be someone who could help them grow, and that’s why going on Shark Tank was the perfect fit.

Even though he walked away without a deal, Samuel told us that being on the show was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that he was grateful for. And of course, the exposure from the show was great too!

“While the boost from Shark Tank was great, it’s still too early to tell its full impact,” Samuel told us. “I expect reruns and social media highlights will have long-term benefits too. An interesting outcome from appearing on the show was that it helped us reach a different demographic than our usual social media channels.”

Another great boost was that Da Vinci Eye secured the number one spot in the New and Noteworthy section during the first week of the Apple Vision Pro launch.

A look at the Apple App Store reveals that customers are loving the program. There are close to 5,000 ratings with 4.6 stars, which is pretty good.

Looking ahead to a future Da Vinci Eye update, Samuel said that the future is bright, with goals to “launch new apps, collaborate with local artists, and partner with schools.”

Additionally, if you check out the Da Vinci Eye website, you’ll find accessories for purchase, to be paired with the app. These accessories are also available on Amazon.

If you’re interested in growing your skills as an artist, this may be just the thing to try out this year!

We’d like to thank Samuel for giving us a Da Vinci Eye update and we can’t wait to check back in on the company!

In the meantime, you can check out our other company updates from Season 15 Episode 16 by following the links below!

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 15 Products Page before you go!

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