Slyde Handboards Update | Shark Tank Season 7

Handboarders have a lot of fun around the world, especially as this is an easier sport than surfing. Steve Watts and Angela Ferendo have insider knowledge of what drives handboarders and what they want to see in these products. What will the sharks do with their handboards on Shark Tank Season 7? Keep reading our Slyde Handboards update to find out.

Shark Tank Slyde Handboards Update

Slyde Handboards Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Steve Watts and Angela Ferendo
  • Business: Handboards
  • Ask: $200,000 for 15% equity
  • Result: $200,000 for 22% equity
  • Shark: Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher

Angela and Steve entered Shark Tank with an in-depth introduction, a video of happy clients, and a selection of their Slyde Handboards, custom-made for each shark. The couple maxed out their credit cards and spent all their wedding money to start their company.

As Seen On Shark Tank! The Slyde Grom Soft Top Body Surfing Handboard, Easy to Use, Fun to Master, Safe for All Ages, Portable, Light Weight, Durable with Exceptional Buoyancy - Army Green/Pilsner

With super advanced construction, this handboard has an ultra-buoyant foam core and an extra soft and sticky grip top skin with a buttery slick bottom that will have you Slyding down any wave like a pro, no matter your skill level.

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The boards currently retail between $169 and $199, and Slyde Handboards had earned over $356,000 in sales at the time of the pitch.

The previous year numbers had dipped slightly, with $159,000 in sales. For the current year, the couple had projected sales of $295,000. Robert Herjavec discussed his prior experience with investments in handboards and claimed it was a slow model. He was interested in finding out how Steve and Angela would market their boards.

The couple stated that for big retailers, they would need to educate the consumer base about handboards. Despite the custom-made board, Lori Greiner was the first shark out, stating that she wasn’t the right fit for the company.

Kevin O’Leary offered to marry Steve and Angela in the tank, but then went out of the potential investment. Mark Cuban wondered who the target audience was, and Angela clarified they were looking at enthusiasts between 13-16 years old and those between 20 and 30. Mark considered this too narrow a scope. 

Ashton Kutcher expressed interest, but also admitted he was not familiar with this kind of product. He offered to go in on a joint deal with Mark, who immediately agreed. The two sharks offered Angela and Steve $200,000 for 25% equity.

Angela and Steve were reluctant to accept such a high stake in their company and go above 20%, but Mark pointed out that the 5% difference would ultimately not make a huge difference.

Robert seemed hesitant in offering a deal, which piqued Kevin’s interest once more. He reiterated that he would marry them right there and offered $200,000 for 15%.

Robert also offered $200,000 for 15%. Angela countered by asking Mark and Ashton, who’d be much more fitting for the brand, if they would go for 20% equity.

Mark suggested they would close the deal for 22%. After taking a moment to talk it through, Angela and Steve accepted the deal with Mark and Ashton. Keep reading our Slyde Handboards update to find out!

According to the Slyde Handboards update in Season 10, the company enjoyed great success after Shark Tank. Angela and Steve were happy with their new partners and their hands-on involvement. The boards are currently in over 40 retail stores and the company is doing an estimated $2 million in annual sales.

Interested buyers can purchase a board on the Slyde Handboards website and on Amazon.

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