Chris Gronkowski from Dallas, TX is the shortest of five brothers. His brothers (which include Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski) were bigger and stronger and he needed a way to keep up. Because of this, he became an avid gym shark and loves working out. Unfortunately, he found an issue with his protein blender bottles. They are cheaply made, not insulated, stink, and leak after a few uses. This led him to create the Ice Shaker which fixes all these issues. Did the sharks invest in his company during Season 9? Let’s find out in our
Shark Tank Ice Shaker Update
- Entrepreneur: Chris Gronkowski
- Business: Insulated stainless steel shaker bottle for protein shakes
- Ask: $100,000 for 10% equity
- Result: $125,000 for 15% equity
- Shark: Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez
Chris claims that there are no other products like his out on the market and things got rolling quickly. He came to
Kevin O’Leary gave him an offer of $100,000 for 20%, stating he loves the Gronk family. Guest shark, Alex Rodriguez, wanted to go in with Mark Cuban. Together they offered $150,000 for 20%.
Barbara Corcoran jokingly offered $1 million for 10% so she could hang out with the five brothers. Seriously, she offered $100,000 for 10%, matching what Chris asked for, and really tried to sell her ability to market over the other sharks.
Lori Greiner scratched down a “list of references” showing several companies she had invested in and the valuation for those companies today. She then offered $100,000 for 15%. Chris thanked the sharks for their offers and asked if Lori would go in with Mark and Alex. Mark said he wouldn’t do that.
Chris then countered Mark and Alex at $150,000 for 15%. Chris walked out of the tank celebrating with his band of brothers. Where is Chris Gronkowski’s company now? Find out in our Ice Shaker update!
Ice Shaker is currently still in business and now offers several sizes instead of just one. They also have different bottle types including jugs, tumblers, and flex bottles, in addition to the original shaker. Chris also took feedback from customers to improve his product to make it the best it could be.
Sales have increased over 500% since their episode aired. Ice Shaker is available in over 3,500 GNC stores, all Lifetime Fitness locations, and at The Vitamin Shoppe. You can also purchase Ice Shaker on their website.
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