Scrub Daddy appears in Shark Tank Season 4 Episode 407(2012-10-26).
Scrub Daddy is a convenient scrubbing tool(created in 2008) that changes texture:
- Cold Water Scrubbing – Changes to a coarse scrubbing tool on hard to clean surfaces
- Hot Water Scrubbing – Turns to a soft sponge that won’t scratch your cleaning surface.
The cleaning tool has an attractive smiley face design and is orange in color. The eyes and mouth serve as a way to get a better grip on Scrub Daddy.
Scrub Daddy Inventor/Entrepreneur, Aaron Krause pitched Sharks Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec.
Aaron came in seeking $100,0000 in exchange for 10% equity.
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Aaron Krause put Scrub Daddy into local Philadelphia Super Markets and pitched the product three times on QVC with Scrub Daddy and achieved excellent and growing sales.
Aaron’s appearance on QVC offered Lori Greiner an advantage over other Sharks as she is able to question Aaron about his numbers. Lori Now has the confidence to make a serious offer, which Aaron Krause accepts.
Lori is able to get Scrub Daddy into Bed, Bath and Beyond stores as well as several other retail locations, while still selling the cleaning sponge on QVC and Amazon.
How Aaron Krause Invented Scrub Daddy
Aaron and a friend graduated from Syracuse University and opened an automotive detail shop.
Aaron and his buddy created the two sided buffing pad for use in their shop. They even created the machines to manufacture the buffing pad.
The 3m Corporation learned about the unique buffing pad. The ended up purchasing the dual sided buffing pad, along with the machinery.
Aaron received millions for the business and rights to manufacture the buffing pad.
The sale of the buffing pad gave Aaron Krause a unique advantage to negotiations with the sharks after negotiating with 3M Corporation.
Lori Greiner picked Aaron’s presentation and deal as her all time favorite episode. She claimed she watched sitting on the edge of her seat, even though she had already done the deal with Aaron.
Shark Tank Season 4 Episode 407 replayed during Shark Week on Monday, September 9th, 2013.