MuteMe Illuminated Mute Button Update | Shark Tank Season 13

The age of remote work has brought a lot of technology problems to light — namely, you don’t know when you’re muted. On Shark Tank Season 13, Parm Dhoot and Tye Davis aim to fix that problem with MuteMe, an illuminated button that allows you to silence your computer’s microphone quickly and obviously. Do the sharks give this idea the green light, or is the pitch left in dead air? Find out in our MuteMe update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to MuteMe after Shark Tank!

Parm Dhoot and Tye Davis appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 and left without a deal. In terms of a MuteMe update, the company is still in business and did over $1 million in sales in 2022. Further, they’ve introduced a smaller version of the product, the MuteMe Mini, funded through a Kickstarter campaign.

Shark: Result:
Mark Cuban No offer
Lori Greiner No offer
Daymond John No offer
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Peter Jones CBE No offer

Shark Tank MuteMe Update

Shark Tank MuteMe Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Parm Dhoot and Tye Davis
  • Business: Illuminated mute buttons for conference calls
  • Ask: $200,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Entrepreneurs Parm Dhoot and Tye Davis saw an opportunity in the new work-from-home market with MuteMe. Many people, especially those who aren’t familiar with computers, have problems easily muting and unmuting their microphones during a conference call.

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Either you’re talking and no one can hear you or your entire work team can hear your dog barking or your baby crying.

To avoid those awkward moments, Parm and Tye created a large, illuminated mute button that connects via USB and controls your microphone. 

The light is green or blue when you’re live, and turns red when no one can hear you. It’s a simple idea, and the sharks are a little on the fence about it.

However, the numbers do sway them — just not in the way that the entrepreneurs want. Parm and Tyereveal that the MuteMe button has done a lot of fundraising on Kickstarter, although they’ve only done about $61,000 in sales since they launched.

If this wasn’t disappointing enough for the sharks, Parm and Tye reveal that they’ve been in every Staples store in the US for four weeks and have sold a total of 150 units.

It doesn’t take long for the sharks to start dropping out. Mark Cuban thinks that they need to find a way to sell the product with social media. Since they haven’t done that and they’re not even close to being investable, he’s the first out.

Kevin O’Leary agrees, saying that retail is not the place for this button and that it should be sold online. However, he doesn’t want to invest in it. He’s out.

Guest Shark Peter Jones is a little gentler with his critique. He says anyone could make this button, as no part of it is proprietary. They have a provisional patent as the only mute button that isn’t a microphone, but it isn’t enough. 

He owns a company that does online gadgets and says he could easily make this tomorrow. He wants to make an offer, but he just can’t decide if it’s worth it.

Daymond John wants to redo the business. He’s taken all of the sharks’ critiques into account — the price is too high, the manufacturing cost is too high, and it’s not marketed correctly. 

He needs more of the business to make it worthwhile. He offers $200,000 for 50% of the company, but the entrepreneurs hesitate.

Lori Greiner sees the benefit, but she doesn’t think it’s for her. She drops out as well. 

Peter is still torn and doesn’t know if it’s too simple. On hearing his critique, Daymond is out as well. Peter decides not to invest, leaving MuteMe without a deal.

So, is all hope lost for the illuminated mute button? Keep reading our MuteMe update to find out where the company is now.

Departing Shark Tank Season 13 without a deal didn’t silence the entrepreneurial duo. The MuteMe website is still selling the button, although it’s no longer available at Staples. The price has stayed the same, and you can bulk-order buttons with custom engraving on their website.

They’ve also introduced a new product, the MuteMe Mini, which is a smaller version of the original and financed through Kickstarter. 

In a recent MuteMe update, the team told their local newspaper the Appeal-Democrat that products sold out completely after receiving national press exposure, and in 2022 they successfully surpassed $1 million in sales. 

With remote work becoming the new norm, it seems the potential market for MuteMe isn’t disappearing anytime soon. There’s plenty of time for them to continue scaling their business, and we can’t wait to see what the next MuteMe update will be. 

Before you go, be sure to check out updates from the other companies featured on Shark Tank Season 13 Episode 2:

For more on Shark Tank Season 13, be sure to check out our Season 13 products page.

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