The Murder Mystery Co. Parties Update | Shark Tank Season 15

Entrepreneur Scott Cramton pitched his entertainment company during Shark Tank Season 15. The Murder Mystery Co. puts on creative murder mystery parties in the venue of your choosing. Will any of the sharks be dying to strike a deal? Find out in The Murder Mystery Co. update and pitch recap!

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to The Murder Mystery Co. after Shark Tank!

Scott Cramton appeared on Shark Tank Season 15 and accepted a deal with guest shark Jason Blum of $350,000 for 10% equity. In terms of The Murder Mystery Co. update, the company is doing well and has grown in popularity since Shark Tank! They’re booking around 10,000 private performances a year.

Shark: Result:
Jason Blum Accepted deal for $350,000 for 10% equity
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Lori Greiner No offer
Barbara Corcoran  No offer
Mark Cuban No offer

Shark Tank The Murder Mystery Co. Update

The Murder Mystery Co. Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Scott Cramton
  • Business: Murder mystery parties
  • Ask: $350,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: $350,000 for 10% equity
  • Shark: Jason Blum

If murder mysteries are your thing and you have a special occasion approaching that could use some extra flair, then we have good news! Scott Cramton, the founder of The Murder Mystery Co., can help you.

According to Scott, The Murder Mystery Co. is the nation’s leader in private, immersive experiences. While some murder mystery productions may be performed as more of a show, his parties bring the guests right into the production.

Whether the party is small with just a few people or a large, corporate-sized holiday event, The Murder Mystery Co. has got it covered.

The company is strategically located in 23 cities around the United States. While it has been operating for 20 years, Scott began to take it more seriously in 2017.

Scott has 2,000 employees, all of whom work part-time. That’s pretty impressive for a Shark Tank business, but it gets even more impressive when Scott reveals his sales.

Since 2017, he’s done just under $50 million in sales. Additionally, in the year before filming, his sales were $7 million, and he profited $800,000.

Even better, in the year of filming, he projects that he’ll clear $10 million in sales. From those sales, he will profit a whopping $2 million.

You may wonder why Scott needs a shark, given numbers like those. Kevin O’Leary also wonders this.

According to Scott, he needs the brand to take on public shows, but he’s having trouble achieving this on his own. Ultimately, he wants The Murder Mystery Co. to perform in hotels, Vegas, and other entertainment venues.

As he points out, when he approaches a venue, he goes in through the front door. However, when a shark approaches a venue, they go straight to the top, and this is exactly the help that he needs.

In 2019, the company did over 1,000 public shows, although Covid-19 put an end to this. Sadly, he hasn’t been able to pick back up with public shows since.

After things eventually picked back up from Covid, Scott focused solely on private events, where he trained hosts to put on parties across America. Private parties range from $499 to $2,000, all the way up to $10,000, depending on a range of factors.

Additionally, a show runs around 2 1/2 hours with dinner. A typical ballroom venue party would have 120 place settings and costs $60-$90 a ticket, which includes food.

Guest shark Jason Blum, “The King of Horror,” who invested in Thrill Builders earlier this season, starts the ball rolling by offering Scott $350,000 for 10% equity.

Lori Greiner jumps in to say that Jason’s offer is amazing, and she can’t do any better.

Just as Scott begins to counter Jason, Mark Cuban interjects to warn Scott about losing the deal over a little bit of equity with the perfect shark for his brand.

With that, Scott says he was going to counter with a happy dance before saying yes. Following some laughter from the sharks, Scott finally accepts Jason’s offer.

Keep reading The Murder Mystery Co. update to find out what happens following Shark Tank!

We got a chance to catch up with Scott for an exclusive The Murder Mystery Co. update, and we have great news to share.

“Shark Tank was a dream,” Scott told us. “We as a team wanted to expand to more exclusive immersive experiences, and those need notoriety.”

Luckily for Scott, he was able to secure that notoriety and ink a deal with Jason, which did end up going through. “March is looking like a record month for us,” said Scott. “The greatest March of all time!”

In terms of future a The Murder Mystery Co. update, Scott is focused on bringing back public shows and has been able to expand to over 24 locations throughout America. He and his team have also set a goal of doing around 10,000 individual events in 2024 alone.

Scott told us that he had been inspired by Shark Tank for a long time, and his team even had a quote on the wall that Mark Cuban had said in Season 5. I’ll let Scott tell the story.

“One thing that didn’t make air is we have a quote on the wall of our building from Mark Cuban. It’s from the episode I watched in Season 5 and then proceeded to write the pitch that night that I would do 10 years later. Mark said, ‘The next generation of entertainment is experiential entertainment.’ As we look to do nearly 10,000 individual events in 2024, Mark has proven to be correct.”

Scott’s future looks very bright, and we can’t wait to see where our next The Murder Mystery Co. update takes us!

For more information or to book your next killer event, check out The Murder Mystery Co. website!

Before you go, check out our other company updates from Season 15, Episode 18 by following the links below!

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 15 Products Page before you go!

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