Grip Clean is an all-natural hand soap that is industrial strength and contains dirt as one of the ingredients. Dirt is an excellent absorbent of chemicals such as Oils, Grease, and toxins. Besides absorbing compounds, dirt has another benefit in that it exfoliates your skin.
Grip Clean made by X-Games Champion
Grip Clean makes a pitch in Shark Tank Season 7 by Bryce Hudson, a three-time X-Games champion. Bryce rides in on his motocross bike doing a wheelie into Shark Tank.
Bryce is always out in the dirt, working in the garage, and at the track. He turned dirt into his new hand soap, called Grip Clean.
Robert asks Bryce have you ever hurt yourself. Bryce says that is why he's starting a company!
Grip Clean is pre-revenue, but Bryce has five local motorcycle shop ready to carry his product. The cost to make is $2.12 with wholesale at $5, and retail at $8.99. He can get it down to $1.25 with ten thousand units. Mark says that at ten thousand bottles it is not a business. Twenty thousand units will get under $1.
Robert talks about Grease Monkey wipes, and the customers didn't care enough that Grease Monkey Wipes was all natural.
Bryce is making Grip Clean out of a five-gallon bucket. His customers want it in the retail location.
Grip Clean Episode Statistics
Company: Grip Clean
Entrepreneurs: Bryce Hudson
Ask: $85,000 for 20% equity
Companies in this episode: AfreSHeet, Unshrinkit, Grip Clean, PolarPro
Season 7 Episode 708
Sharks: Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec
First Aired: 11/13/2015
Deal: Lori Greiner $85,000 for 35% of the company
What do the Shark Tank Investors say about Grip Clean?
- Mark Cuban tells Bryce that he doesn't have a business yet, but he is doing a lot of great things. He needs to know how to make it a company. He is out.
- Daymond John thinks he may have a great machine behind him because of his name. Daymond likes the idea and thinks he needs $20,000, and he can raise the money and then put it online, and he can put a lot of money in his pocket without an investor. He is out.
- Kevin O'Leary sees him as very credible, and Bryce built it out of a needs for himself. He still wants to make it himself, but he is not against someone else doing it. The Sharks are telling him he has to get someone to make it. Manufactures don't want dirt in their shop. Kevin is out.
- Lori Greiner says when you say nobody will manufacture the product for you. He answers I don't think they took me seriously. Lori thinks it fits in her product family. She makes an offer for $85,000 for 35% of the company. They have a deal.
- Robert Herjavec has been through this struggle with Grease Monkey, and in this case, he may know too much. He is out.