Traditional ski equipment is bulky and can be hard to learn. That’s why life long skier, Kevin Greco, is selling an alternative product that he says is safer and more practical. Will he ski away with a deal on
Shark Tank ODR Skis Update
- Entrepreneur: Kevin Greco
- Business: Skates for skiing
- Ask: $350,000 for 10% equity
- Result: No Deal
- Shark: None
Kevin pitched ODR Skies on Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 7 and shared that his company is aiming to introduce a new product to outdoor sports. His skis look and feel very similar to roller skates but are built for the snow.
The ODR Ski boots are not only safer than traditional skis but allow the user to easily fly down the slopes. In rare fashion, Kevin wasn’t actually the founder of the company, despite owning it outright.
To keep it brief, he became a salesperson for ODR Skis and had great success in North America, due to some restrictions from the founder, Kevin offered to buy the company outright and became the owner.
In 2017, ODR Skis had an impressive $660,000 in sales and followed that up in 2018 with $997,000 in sales. For the 2019-2020 skiing season, Kevin estimated that ODR Skis will do $1.5 million in sales, allowing it to turn a small profit.
Even though the company had strong sales, all of the sharks passed on making an investment because they either didn’t know very much about skiing or weren’t comfortable with the company’s history.
So despite a solid pitch on
However, just because it didn’t land a shark, that doesn’t mean the company won’t find success!
Did things go downhill after Season 12, or did Kevin manage to grow his business? Keep reading our ODR Skis update to find out!
Our ODR Skis update is a good one! Despite not getting a deal on
While a supply chain issue caused some difficulties with inventory for a while, it looks like products are back in stock and back in order.
Since appearing on the show, Kevin has expanded his product line to include some needed accessories for his ski boots.
In addition to this, the company offers an ambassador program! Be sure to check all of this out and more on the ODR Skis website.
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