Gobie H2O isn’t the first water bottle to appear on Shark Tank, but it’s the first filtered water bottle the Sharks will have the opportunity to sink their teeth into. Entrepreneur, designer, and inventor Rusty Allen pitches Gobie H2O to the panel of investors in episode 426. Gobie H2O is former industrial designer Allen’s answer to the over 50 MILLION plastic water bottles discarded every day in the USA. He figured putting a quality filtered water bottle into consumers’ hands could help bring down the volume of plastic trash generated by water bottles. Using his skills as a designer, he created a re-usable water bottle from the highest grade, BPA-free plastic. The patented Gobie H2O has a flexible diaphragm so you can squeeze water through the filter, it has an extra-large cap for easy filling and cleaning, and the mouth piece is ergonomically shaped to fit the human mouth. The Gobie H2O sells for $29.95 and replacement filters – which filter 100 gallons of water – cost $10. Using a Gobie H2O in place of bottled water can save hundreds of dollars.
Gobie H2O Shark Tank Recap
Rusty Allen will pitch the panel of five Sharks on his business and its prospects for growth. He’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards.” A full pitch re-cap on Gobie H2O will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Gobie H2O Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Gobie H2O and Rusty Allen as more details become available.