Are you addicted to your phone? If you find yourself constantly reaching for your phone, or if you have a friend who can’t unglue themselves from their device, Van Gould and Chris Sheldon have a fun proposal for you. Will the sharks find this product entertaining on
Shark Tank NoPhone Update
- Entrepreneurs: Van Gould and Chris Sheldon
- Business: Fake phone that helps with device addiction
- Ask: $25,000 for 15% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
Van and Chris entered
The guys showed off their NoPhone, a fake phone designed to help with the impulse to reach for one’s phone at all times. Sold for $12 in its basic model and $18 with the mirror upgrade.
The NoPhone achieved popularity on Kickstarter and sold over 3,100 units. With $2.95 in production costs, this novelty gift brought Van and Chris some attention.
Despite the entertaining pitch and the mischievous design, the sharks were ultimately not impressed with the product. Van and Chris told Daymond John that they did have a patent for the NoPhone. Mark Cuban was immediately put off by this statement and went out.
Lori Greiner followed, and Robert Herjavec went out next. Robert did state that the NoPhone was a cunning product, but did not believe it would sell many more units. Daymond went out after that, quickly followed by Kevin O’Leary.
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The product is still being sold through the NoPhone website, but it doesn’t seem that there are any active social media channels.
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