The world can be a dangerous place. That’s why former CIA agent Jason Hanson created a spy themed self defense program that trains regular people on escaping and evading dangerous situations. Will he earn a deal on
Shark Tank Spy Escape and Evasion Update
- Entrepreneurs: Jason Hanson
- Business: Specialty self defense classes
- Ask: $100,000 in exchange for 15%
- Result: $100,000 in exchange for 45%
- Sharks: Daymond John
Jason’s two-day Spy Escape and Evasion course trains civilians how to pick locks, escape from being detained, and more. He started the course for high profile people who were afraid of being kidnapped, but soon found that ordinary people were interested in self defense too.
In Agent of Influence, bestselling author Jason Hanson, a former CIA special agent and founder of Spy Escape School, reveals how anyone can use spy tactics for increased success, from learning how to strategically plan your day to mastering the steps you’ll need to embrace challenges and set achievable, personal goals.
The company made $306,000 in the year leading up to filming, with $128,000 net profit. The course cost $600 for both days. He recently purchased a 320-acre property in Utah where he plans to build his premier “spy ranch” that he will use for training courses.
Barbara Corcoran didn’t think people would fly to Utah for Jason’s course, and Kevin O’Leary agreed. Both sharks were out. Robert Herjavec offered $100,000 in exchange for 50% equity. Mark Cuban liked the business, but wasn’t ready to make an offer.
While Mark gave it more thought, Daymond John offered $150,000 in exchange for 45%, on the condition that Jason accepted the offer immediately. Jason accepted and walked away with a deal! What happened next for his company? Keep reading our Spy Escape and Evasion update to find out!
We have good news to report in our Spy Escape and Evasion update. The company is still in business in 2023, and Jason has gone on to develop his ranch, host many trainings there and he even writes books! You can check out all he offers on the Spy Escape and Evasion website, including a wide range self defense products. His books are also available on Amazon.
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