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What Happened to The Scrubbie After Shark Tank?


Know what it’s like to spend hours cleaning the dishes, or things outdoors, Well now all your worries will vanish, with “The Scrubbie” you can attach the product to any tap, faucet, or garden hose, and have spotless clean surfaces in a matter of minutes.

“The Scrubbie” is a unique product that takes cleaning to a whole new level. With its patented design, this revolutionary scrubber offers unmatched efficiency and convenience.

It’s no wonder the Scrubbie caught the attention of the Sharks on Shark Tank. Dive into the story of its founder and discover how this simple idea turned into a successful business.

The simple yet marvelous product that is engineered to perfection was devised by three friends Tyler Kessler, Jeff Dakin, and Matt Hosey. Let’s see what more we have in store.

The Scrubbie at a glance:

EPISODE NOSeason 12 Episode 22
BUSINESS IDEAEasily attachable Sponge Scrubber
FOUNDERSMatt Hosey, Tyler Kessler, And Jeff Dakin
ASKED FOR$100,000 For 10%
WEBSITEThe Scrubbie


Founder Story:

We all know the hassles when cleaning the house. A similar hassle was faced by Dakin in his own kitchen when he cleaned the scraps of food on the plate with the help of a kitchen sink sprayer.

He immediately got the idea to attach a sponge at the end of the tap. He went on to develop the idea and brainstorm with the other two members of the trio. This was how the birth of “The Scrubbie” took its place.

Did The Scrubbie get a deal on Shark Tank?

The universal scrubbing attachment developed by this trio almost felt as if they came unprepared. The trio was asked questions about their products by the sharks that could not have satisfying answers. Let’s see how it went. The trio came into the shark tank seeking 100,000 for 10% equity in their business.

Firstly, the sharks were shown a demonstration of the product which felt a lot like their competitor’s pitch. The logo was the first thing that the sharks caught and asked whether the logo was a brother to the scrub daddy logo.

They were hesitant to answer and didn’t realize the similarity. Next came the question of sales of the product. The three of them were taking their own sweet time to answer. Finally, the answer was to sell 13000 units which didn’t satisfy the sharks.

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The final part of the pitch saw the company’s downfall. Lori was the first one to go out due to the similarity in packaging and font of the product title. Daniel is next to go out as he thinks they took a long time to figure it out.

Robert thinks they are not that hungry for a deal therefore he’s out. Mark is next to go out, and finally, Kevin says he won’t give them the $100,000. He’s out too. Sadly, the trio leaves with no deal on the shark tank episode.  

What happened to The Scrubbie after shark tank?

After the company did not get a deal on shark tank they went on some interviews and were able the increase sales and spread awareness about the product far and wide. This meant they never gave up on their endeavors.

With many challenges on the road to success like licensing and trademark lawsuits and many more. The company was relentless in making sales. Even if the product had 6 million potential customers the day it aired. Still, the business was not able to make progress.

  • A sponge is attachable to any facet, or hose pipe.
  • Easy attachable.
  • Cleans all kinds of surfaces to give them a shine. 
  • Easy to use.

They sell the product on their website that they created after airing on shark tank. The company made its suppliers aware of the overwhelming offers and orders they were to receive. The Scrubbie attachment with a pack of three sponges costs them $19.99, while a pack of three replacement sponges costs them $4.99.  

The Scrubbie net worth:

At the time of the shark tank appearance, The Scrubbie was valued at around $1 million.

Interesting Facts About “The Scrubbie”:

  • In 2019 they sold the product at a stall in the Wichita women’s fair.
  • The dishwasher-safe sponges are reversible for different cleaning purposes.
  • The website offers a $30 subscription service that delivers a pack of three sponges every two months.  

Is The Scrubbie still in business?

The product has received local as well as national attention. Let’s see where goes to next. They need to sort out the legal issues to the business and they might be on their way to success. The company plans to fix up and chart out some new designs related to the attachable part of the sponge and will seek new retail outlets to venture into.

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What is The Scrubbie?

It is a product you can attach to any tap, faucet, garden hoses, and have spotless clean surfaces in a matter of minutes.

Who founded The Scrubbie?

Tyler Kessler, Jeff Dakin, and Matt Hosey are the founders of The Scrubbie.

Did The Scrubbie get a deal on shark tank?

Unfortunately, The Scrubbie did not get a deal on shark tank.

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