The trio of Tyler Kessler, Jeff Dakin, and Matt Hosey, headed into the
Shark Tank The Scrubbie Update
- Entrepreneur: Matt Hosey, Jeff Dakin, and Tyler Kessler
- Business: Universal cleaning attachment
- Ask: $100,000 for 10% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
The trio, who referred to themselves as the “Side Hustle Homies,” came up with the idea for The Scrubbie after Dakin scraped food using his kitchen sink sprayer and the thought of putting a sponge on it popped into his head. Dakin then reached out to Hosey for some help, who then sought Kessler, and thus, The Scrubbie was born.
The Side Hustle Homies have been at it ever since and have taken advantage of the 2019 and 2020 Wichita Women’s Fair to demonstrate and sell their product. In fact, it was at the 2020 Wichita Women’s Fair that the trio found out that they were going to have a chance to pitch their product on
Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the sharks didn’t seem interested in The Scrubbie. Lori Greiner, in particular, was concerned that The Scrubbie was a copy of Scrub Daddy, one of her earlier investments. The trio also didn’t help their case by giving very vague answers to all the questions posed by the sharks. The final nail in the coffin was when the sharks agreed that there wasn’t a good investment opportunity for the company going forward. So, Matt, Jeff, and Tyler walked away from the
Despite not having secured a deal from the
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of info we have to share in our future The Scrubbie update.
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