Grease Monkey Wipes Before Shark Tank
Tim Stansbury and his business partner Erin Whalen are both recreational cyclists, who have met several years ago through a training group and have been close friends ever since. Tim Stansbury states that a lot of their cycling rides are over a hundred miles, and many times, they have to make on-the-road repairs in the middle of nowhere.
Erin Whalen states that it was on one of those one hundred mile bike rides when she got a flat tire, which Tim Stansbury helped her fix. After they got back on the road, they started thinking about having a solution that would make on-the-road fixit problems a lot easier.
Tim Stansbury states that after doing a lot of research, he and Erin Whalen came up with a perfect product and found a really fun way to market it. Erin Whalen states that their product is not just great for cyclists, because there are so many other, everyday uses for it.
According to Tim Stansbury, the Sharks will love Grease Monkey Wipes, because everyone they ever talked to really liked the products. All that Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen need to do is get the product in front of the Sharks, and secure an investment from them.
Grease Monkey Wipes During Shark Tank
“Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen walk towards the Sharks and stand in front of them”
Tim Stansbury starts the presentation by introducing himself and Erin Whalen to the Sharks, and tells the Sharks that their company is called Grease Monkey Wipes. Tim Stansbury continues by saying that they are seeking an investment of forty thousand dollars, in exchange for a forty percent stake in Grease Monkey Wipes.
Erin Whalen takes over the presentation by asking the Sharks if they were ever covered in in grease or grime, with no easy way to clean up. Erin Whalen states that it did happen to her often, especially when she went on one hundred mile bike rides. She states that she had a flat tire ones, and after changing it, her hands were covered in grease.
Erin Whalen continues by saying that she tried to get the grease off on the grass and on her shorts, but nothing seemed to work. At that moment, she and Tim Stansbury decided that it would be great if there was a portable cleaning product that would easily remove grease, grime and dirt. That is when they decided to start Grease Monkey Wipes.
“Erin Whalen walks over to the Sharks and gives them samples of Grease Monkey Wipes, which are packaged individually”
Tim Stansbury continues the presentation by saying that Grease Monkey Wipes are individually packaged, decreasing cleaning wipes that utilize a natural, nontoxic citrus-based cleaner to handle heavy-duty cleaning. Tim Stansbury also states that Grease Monkey Wipes are not like any ordinary anti-bacterial wipe, as a resign to clean the heaviest messes of grease and grime.
“Erin Whalen walks over to a greasy car engine part that sits on the table, and rubs her fingers over it”
Erin Whalen states that if she would try to clean her fingers with a normal wet wipe, it just wouldn’t work.
“Erin Whalen tries to clean her fingers with a normal wet wipe”
Tim Stansbury states that a Grease Monkey Wipe would clean her fingers easily.
“Erin Whalen tries to clean her fingers with a Grease Monkey Wipe”
“Kevin O’Leary asks Tim Stansbury what the ingredient is that breaks down the oil”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that the ingredients are citrus oils. He says that when juice companies squeeze their oranges for orange juice, the leftover oils are used as a cleaning agent.
“Robert Herjavec asks Tim Stansbury how he figured that out”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that they have done a lot of product testing prior to launching Grease Monkey Wipes. They stumbled upon one that they knew was natural, would be safe for the environment and wasn’t harsh chemicals.
“Tim Stansbury shows a board on the table that has permanent market stains, crayon stains and paint stains on it”
Tim Stansbury states that Grease Monkey Wipes not only clean grease, but they can also clean permanent marker, paint and crayon stains.
“Tim Stansbury starts wiping the board to demonstrate that the Grease Monkey Wipes actually do clean all kinds of stains”
Erin Whalen states that Grease Monkey Wipes are perfect for mothers who have children that always make a mess.
“Robert Herjavec asks Erin Whalen if she could hold her hand up”
“Erin Whalen shows the Sharks that her hand is perfectly clean after wiping it with a Grease Monkey Wipe”
Kevin O’Leary states that he can smell the orange oil from where he is sitting, which means that it is pretty strongly concentrated.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Tim Stansbury if he couldn’t copy the idea and make his own wipes, because of the fact that citrus based oils are so common”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that the portable nature of Grease Monkey Wipes is really their unique selling point. They have yet to see any other wipe manufacturer that also sells such powerful wet wipes in individual packages.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Tim Stansbury if they have patented Grease Monkey Wipes”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that the individually packed wipes are not patented, or anything else for that matter. Tim Stansbury continues by saying that they have decided not to patent anything for two reasons. The first reason is that Grease Monkey Wipes is a brand new company, so they don’t really have the resources to patent it. Secondly, once you patent a product, you have to put your formulas out there, which means that not having a patent protects them for a while, before someone copies their ideas.
Kevin Harrington states that wet wipes exists in a lot of different categories already.
Robert Herjavec states that those other wet wipes are very industrial and chemical heavy.
Tim Stansbury states that it is their biggest differentiator compared to other wet wipe manufacturers. Grease Monkey Wipes consist of a citrus formula, a citrus smell and doesn’t have any harsh chemicals in them. You can also purchase Grease Monkey Wipes one or two at a time and throw them in your glove compartment.
Kevin Harrington states that he loves the color combination of the Grease Monkey Logo and cycling shirts, and asks if Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen have any trademarks.
Erin Whalen answers the question by saying that their logo is trademarked.
Robert Herjavec states that it is one of the best logos he has ever seen in his life.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Tim Stansbury how many Grease Monkey Wipes they have sold”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that the Grease Monkey Wipes have only been on the market for a couple of months, and that they have sold seven thousand six hundred Grease Monkey Wipes so far.
“Kevin O’Leary asks Tim Stansbury how much dollars that is”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that their gross revenue has been seven thousand four hundred dollars.
“Kevin O’Leary seems shocked that it costs one dollar a package, and asks Tim Stansbury if that is really sustainable”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that they do believe it is sustainable, because there are two hundred and eighty five million registered cars in the United States of America, thirteen million boats and over six million motorcycles. That exponentially grows the market for Grease Monkey Wipes.
Erin Whale states that they have been having luck in smaller markets, such as cycling. She claims that they have a seventy five percent success rate at stores that they pitch Grease Monkey Wipes to.
“Barbara Corcoran asks Erin Whale if those stores reorder Grease Monkey Wipes”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that about forty percent of the shops that they sold Grease Monkey Wipes to, ordered more wipes after a certain period of time. However, a lot of the stores are new customers, which means that they have just received their order, and need to wait before they run out of stock.
Daymond John states that Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen presented their product very nicely, and that he loves the name and branding. Daymond John continues by stating that it is just not a business for him, and for that reason, he is out.
Barbara Corcoran states that she feels as if she is getting unintentionally fooled by Tim Stansbury’s appearance.
“Barbara Corcoran asks Tim Stansbury if he has a business background”
Tim Stansbury answers the question by saying that he has a MBA in marketing, and before he started working on Grease Monkey Wipes fulltime, he has been in product management and product marketing.
Kevin O’Leary states that his problem with Grease Monkey Wipes is that there is a lack of proprietary content, and the only thing that is unique is the logo. Kevin O’Leary continues by stating that everything else can be copied and knocked off. He loves the whole story behind the company, but he doesn’t want to invest in it. Kevin O’Leary states that he is out as well.
Kevin Harrington states that he always looks for products that are unique and has a unique selling proposition. Kevin Harrington continues by stating that he just doesn’t see Grease Monkey Wipes being unique enough, which is why he is out as well.
Barbara Corcoran states that Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen have done a great job with their presentation, their logo and their products. However, Barbara Corcoran states that she doesn’t every get her hands dirty, which is why she simply can’t get warmed up to the product itself. For that reason, Barbara Corcoran is out as well.
Robert Herjavec states that Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen have done such a great job, and they have answered all the questions, and Tim Stansbury is the real deal.
Erin Whalen interrupts Robert Herjavec and states that Tim Stansbury and she works very well together. Erin Whalen states that she has her bachelors in business and Tim Stansbury has his MBA, and they are both very passionate to make Grease Monkey Wipes work.
Erin Whalen states that they want to create a global wipe empire and want their monkey logo to be seen in every store.
“Robert Herjavec states that he loves the monkey logo”
Erin Whalen promises that if Robert Herjavec partners with them, they will not let him down and will do everything that is necessary to make their business work and profitable.
“Robert Herjavec asks Erin Whalen to state in one sentence why he should give them his money”
Erin Whalen answers the question by saying that she will not let Robert Herjavec down and that she will make Grease Monkey Wipes a national, fantastic, successful brand and a successful company.
Tim Stansbury states that he even believes they can go international with Grease Monkey Wipes, because all the figures he just gave were applicable for the US alone.
“Robert Herjavec states that he is on board”
“As Robert Herjavec is getting up to shake Erin Whalen’s hand, Barbara Corcoran states that she was about to make an offer as well, because she simply loves Erin Whalen”
“Barbara Corcoran asks Robert Herjavec if he is willing to go fifty-fifty on the deal with her”
Erin Whalen and Tim Stansbury accept the deal to work together with Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec.
At the end interview, Erin Whalen state that they are going to make Grease Monkey Wipes a national and international brand. She claims that Grease Monkey Wipes are going to be on store shelves all over the world.
Grease Monkey Wipes Now in 2018 – After Shark Tank
Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen met each other because of their enthusiasm for cycling. They found out that there was a common problem that did not have a solution yet, at least, not one that wasn’t environmentally friendly. They hated the fact that they couldn’t easily wipe off grease and grime off of their hands, after working on their bikes. For this reason, they decided to start a company together that sells individually packaged wet wipes, concentrated with citrus oils, which is strong enough to clean up all kinds of stains and dirt.
At the end, Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec decided to go fifty-fifty on the deal and offered Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen forty thousand dollars, in exchange for a forty percent stake in Grease Monkey Wipes. There is no mention of Grease Monkey Wipes being the best or worst on Shark Tank; however, the Sharks did love the enthusiasm and passion that Erin Whalen was showing.
To this day, Grease Monkey Wipes are being sold all over the internet and numerous different stores worldwide. You can find the official Grease Monkey Wipes website at http://www.greasemonkeywipes.com. On this website, you can read more about all the different Grease Monkey Wipes products, and order them if you would like to. You can also easily find Grease Monkey Wipes on Amazon. A box of twenty four Grease Monkey Degreaser Wipes costs $15,97 on Amazon.
Almost all of the reviews that are being left by customers is very positive. A lot of customers love the fact that the Grease Monkey Wipes not only cleans grease and grime, but also dirt, permanent marker stains and crayon stains. People love the fact that you can easily store the individually packaged wipes in their cars or in their backpacks. It seems like partnering up with Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec has worked out very nicely for Tim Stansbury and Erin Whalen.