Kettlebell weights offer great workout benefits, but are expensive and take up a lot of space. Daniel Sheppard and Andrew Martin created the Kettle Gryp, a simple way to turn the dumbbells you already own into kettlebells. So, what do the sharks think of their heavy-lifting pitch on
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Kettle Gryp after
Daniel Sheppard and Andrew Thomas appeared on
|Accepted deal of 300,000 for 15% equity
|$300,000 for 20% equity
Shark Tank Kettle Gryp Update
- Entrepreneurs: Daniel Sheppard and Andrew Thomas
- Business: Grip that turns dumbbells into kettlebells
- Ask: $300,000 for 10% equity
- Result: $300,000 for 15% equity
- Shark: Lori Greiner
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Simply, open the hinged handle, place your own dumbbell into the grip, re-close the handle, and snap the latch.
The Kettle Gryp is a special reinforced grip that converts the dumbbells you already have to kettlebells. Kettlebells offer great all-around strength and range of motion exercises that you just can’t get with standard dumbbells.
The Kettle Gryp holds up to 55 pounds and can convert almost any dumbbell into a kettlebell. Also, they’re lightweight and 100% made in the USA.
After Daniel and Andrew deliver their energetic pitch, the sharks get to try Kettle Gryp for themselves. They’re impressed by how good it feels compared to actual kettlebells.
Plus, they’re even more impressed when Daniel and Andrew reveal their sales. Overall, they have $3.6 million in lifetime sales, and $600,000 in year-to-date sales at the time of filming.
The entrepreneurs want a shark to help them get into big-box retailers since most of their sales are direct-to-consumer.
The first to chime in is Robert Herjavec who, while impressed with the product, doesn’t think that Daniel and Andrew need help. Given that he doesn’t see it as an investable business, he goes out.
Mark Cuban follows, stating that the product requires people to already own dumbbells. It’s a drawback for him, so he’s out, as well.
Next, Kevin O’Leary makes an offer: $300,000 for 20% equity. He has retail connections and can help them get there.
When the entrepreneurs ask if anyone else has an offer to put on the table, Lori Greiner quickly jumps in. She offers $300,000 for 20% equity with preferred stock privileges
At this point, Daniel and Andrew ask if she’d consider 15% equity, and Lori agrees. Obviously, the two friends are happy to have landed a shark and look forward to partnering with Lori and her team.
So, was this a good partnership for Lori? Let’s find out where the company is now in our Kettle Gryp update.
With more than 9,000 rave reviews, the Kettle Gryp is now a best seller on Amazon and has exceeded $3.6 million in lifetime sales. The product can also be purchased at Walmart and directly from the Kettle Gryp website for $34.95 including free shipping.
Additionally, Kettle Gryp has garnered lots of media attention including product reviews and best-of-home gym lists. So, with a reasonable price point and positive press, there’s no doubt that sales are skyrocketing.
Unfortunately, we also have some sad news in our Kettle Gryp update. Co-founder and Marine Corps veteran Andrew Thomas passed away at age 47 after a battle with cancer prior to the episode airing.
Andy received a special memorial on a Kettle Gryp update segment on
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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!