Tenikle Tripod Update | Shark Tank Season 13

Hans Dose appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 with a product inspired by octopi. His suction tripod and mount, Tenikle, was doing well before he made it to the show. However, he ran into a few snags and could benefit from an investment. Did his creative pitch stick with any of the sharks? Find out in our Shark Tank Tenikle update.

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

Hans Dose appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 and left with a deal from Daymond John for $200,000 for 30% equity. In terms of a Tenikle update, the company is still in business and sold out within 5 minutes of airing on Shark Tank. In 2023, the company brought in $5 million in revenue and is working to expand the product line.

Shark: Result: 
Daymond John Accepted deal $200,000 for 30% equity
Robert Herjavec $270,000 to pay off his debt plus $100,000 for 60% equity
Mark Cuban No Offer
Lori Greiner No Offer
Kevin O’Leary No Offer

Shark Tank Tenikle Update

Shark Tank Tenikle Update

  • Entrepreneur: Hans Dose
  • Business: Suction tripod and mount
  • Ask: $200,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: $200,000 for 30% equity
  • Shark: Daymond John

Hans Dose went all-in to create his hands-free, waterproof suction mount and tripod, Tenikle. He went $270,000 in debt and traded his house for an RV to fund the project.

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After a successful Kickstarter and nearly half a million in sales the previous year, Hans seemed to be doing well. However, he is out of marketing money and has $110,000 in unsold inventory.

The margins are great on each sale, but the sharks are concerned with the way business is going.

Kevin O’Leary is the first to voice an opinion. He loves the product and Hans. Unfortunately, he goes out because he fears he’d have to put in too much work and it won’t be worth his time.

Next, Lori Greiner says that the crowded tech accessory space isn’t for her. So, she’s out as well.

Robert Herjavec, on the other hand, makes a dynamic offer not often seen in the tank. He wants to give Hans $270,000 to pay off his debt, plus $100,000 to seed a relaunch of the company.

The only catch is that he wants 60% equity. He also has a condition: Hans will bring in new partners, and their equity share will come out of Robert’s stake.

It’s an impressive offer, and Hans seems to consider it. Before he can answer, Daymond John steps in with an offer of his own.

Daymond tells Hans about what it was like starting his clothing brand, and how down to the wire it was for him, too. Because of this, he offers Hans $200,000 for 30% equity.

Next, Mark Cuban says he might have made an offer, but he goes out because Daymond’s offer is the best on the table.

After some deliberation, Hans respectfully declines Robert’s deal.

Although he tries to negotiate Daymond down to 25% equity, Daymond refuses to budge.

In the end, Hans agrees to his deal. So, where is Hans now? Keep reading our Tenikle update to find out.

We got a chance to talk with Hans to get the full scoop on what’s been going on with Tenikle since Shark Tank. Turns out, things are going really, really well.

“We’re on track to hit $5 million in revenue in 2023,” Hans told us. He added, “It would have been way more if we weren’t out of stock for four months!”

During our Tenikle update discussion, Hans shared that the deal with Daymond did go through, though the terms changed a bit. However, it worked out in his favor.

“I’ve had the pleasure of really getting to know Daymond,” Hans told us. “He sends me videos all the time of him using the product and we’ve even gotten to meet up and hang out. I think Tenikle is one of his favorite partners.”

Further, after securing a deal, Daymond brought on his friend Cody Grandadam (President of Litezall) as a strategic partner, who is helping Tenikle expand its retail presence.

While things are going really well, the future is looking even brighter for Tenikle. Hans shared that have lots of new products in the pipeline that will serve the same customers that they’ve already reached.

The goal is to create an “ecosystem around the Tenikle platform,” according to Hans.

Thanks to a Tenikle update during a later episode of Season 13, we learned that it completely sold out on Amazon five minutes after the episode aired, earning it a #1 ranking in its category.

Currently, the products are still for sale on the Tenikle website and Amazon.

The future is looking very bright for Hans, and we can’t wait to see where our next Tenikle update takes us!

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!