Brooms are a household cleaning staple, but they’re sometimes not enough. Because of this, Shane Pannell has come up with an innovative new broom design. His broom has a built-in scraper, to clean up encrusted messes. Will the sharks be swept away on
Shark Tank Sweep Easy Update
- Entrepreneur: Shane Pannell
- Business: Broom with integrated scraper
- Ask: $40,000 for 25% equity
- Result: $80,000 for 25% equity
- Shark: Daymond John and Kevin Harrington
Shane brings his company and product, Sweep Easy, to
The Sweep Easy is basically a broom, with a built in scraper. When the sharks see this added feature, they immediately show enthusiasm for the product.
This is because it solves a problem that everybody has. The good news is that it’s patent pending, however Shane hasn’t had any sales.
He’s still pre-revenue, because he’s working with prototypes at this point.
Kevin O’Leary asks Shane to share about his story. Shane shares that he just invented a tool that he needed, as a stay-at-home dad.
Robert Herjavec asks to try the product, and Shane happily invites him up. Then, Kevin O. asks if Shane has talked to any retailers.
That’s when Shane assures the sharks that he has plenty of interest for a finished product. Barbara Corcoran speaks up, and asks if there is an actual purchase order.
However, Shane replies that he doesn’t have one yet. This is because he’s unlicensed, and uninsured. When asked about cost, he says he plans to sell the Sweep Easy for $19.95.
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Kevin O. wants to license the product, and offers $40,000 for 20% equity. At this point, Kevin Harrington interrupts, and advises Shane to not be tied to licensing.
Then, Kevin O. ups his offer to $50,000 for 20% equity. The two Kevins bicker over strategies.
Daymond John offers $75,000 for 33% equity.
Barbara Corcoran goes out, because she doesn’t believe that Shane will be able to follow through with all that needs to be done.
Kevin H. offers $50,000 for 25% equity in Sweep Easy.
Robert offers $40,000 for 20% equity, to start a licensing deal. Just then, Kevin O. joins him on the deal, turning it into an offer of $80,000 for 25% equity.
In reponse, Kevin H. and Daymond partner up, offering the same deal of $80,000 for 25% equity.
In the end, and after much hesitation, Shane accepts the deal with Daymond and Kevin H..
What do you think happened following
Research for our Sweep Easy update revealed some interesting news. As it turns out, the deal with the sharks did not actually come to fruition.
Despite this, Shane has managed to succeed without their help! Although, there were some years of inactivity for the business.
However, Shane finally returned to the market, and with a redesigned product in 2017. The company is still operating, and achieving just over $1 million in annual revenue.
If you think this product could help you with your cleaning, you can find them on the Sweep Easy website.
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