PolyGlide Synthetic Ice Update | Shark Tank Season 8

In a bid to make winter sports accessible all year round to everyone, Jim Loughran went into the Shark Tank with his company, PolyGlide. He asked for a $150,000 investment in exchange for 20% equity. However, despite drawing interest from the sharks, Jim was ultimately unable to secure a deal. This leaves us to do a PolyGlide update to see how Jim and his company are doing after Shark Tank.

Shark Tank PolyGlide Synthetic Ice Update

PolyGlide Update

  • Entrepreneur: Jim Loughran
  • Business: Synthetic ice for winter sports
  • Ask: $150,000 for 20% equity
  • Result: No Deal
  • Shark: None

PolyGlide is a residential take on synthetic ice. The company has had $1.3 million worth of sales in three years, which isn’t half bad. However, not all sharks seem to be fans of the product. Mark Cuban was the first to go out followed by Kevin O’Leary. The latter expressed his concern on how difficult it would be for PolyGlide to scale, thus making it difficult for him to recoup his initial investment.

Lori Greiner was the first to appreciate PolyGlide, but she didn’t make an offer. She went out after saying that the product lacked mass appeal. On the other hand, Barbara Corcoran didn’t like Jim’s energy. Or, rather, lack thereof.

Robert Herjavec also went out despite loving the product. He said that there’s already a bunch of competition on the market and he doesn’t see it appealing to a lot of people. 

Despite not securing a deal in Shark Tank, we’ve got some good news for our PolyGlide update. The company is doing rather well these days. In addition to selling synthetic ice, PolyGlide has also begun offering other products. This includes hockey training aids, curling rinks, and accessories. 

While we don’t have any specific financial numbers for our PolyGlide update, it seems like Jim is doing just fine without a shark.

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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!