A professional designer, Jill Visit entered the Shark Tank in Season 12 to showcase her very own invention, the Salad Sling. An alternative to traditional salad spinners, the patented microfiber cloth design allows the Salad Sling to dry greens in less time while making less mess by using centripetal force. Jill was hoping to get a $100,000 investment from the sharks in exchange for 20% equity in her company. Unfortunately, none of the sharks bought her idea. This might leave you curious for a Salad Sling update to find out what came of Jill after the Sharks declined to make her an official office. If so, don’t worry, we’ve got exactly what you need.
Shark Tank Salad Sling Update
Entrepreneur: Jill Visit
Business: Patented lightweight and cost-effective salad spinner alternative
Ask: $100,000 for 20% equity
Result: No deal
Entering the Shark Tank, Jill seemed to have a great product on hand. The patented and lightweight Salad Sling uses polyester and nylon microfiber to absorb and pull moisture from greens. Meanwhile, it has an inner waterproof polyester liner so that the Salad Sling retains the moisture while slinging with a polyurethane laminate makes up the third layer. On top of being a patented product, the Salad Sling is also BPA-free and meets all the safety standards set by both the FDA and California Prop 65.
Unfortunately, it seemed that all the sharks thought the same thing — all Jill had was a nice product. While many agreed that the product was fun and an ideal gift purchase, the sharks felt that it wasn’t the sort of product that would help sustain a business as it grew. To put it simply, in the eyes of the sharks, all Jill had was a product and not a business idea.
Ultimately, while the sharks claimed that they might buy the product for themselves, they were not going to invest in the company. This left Jill walking away from the Shark Tank without a deal, which brings us to our Salad Sling update.
It’s been months since Jill appeared in the tank, so we’re fairly sure that you’re itching to find out what’s happened in our Salad Sling update. If that’s the case, then we’ve got good news for you. Salad Sling is still very much alive and kicking.
Although we can’t say for sure if the business has grown exponentially or if Jill is now doing it full time, we know from Salad Sling’s social media pages that it’s doing quite well. On Instagram, Jill posted a photo of her fulfilling an influx of orders that resulted from her Salad Sling pitch on Shark Tank. It was also later featured in the lifestyle magazine, Southern Living. Considering its slow but steady success, we’re confident that we’ll hear even more great news from Jill and her product in our next Salad Sling update.
Before you go, be sure to check out some updates on the other companies featured in Season 12 Episode 21: