NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Mark Cuban speaks onstage during the THRIVE with Arianna Huffington panel at The Town Hall during 2016 Advertising Week New York on September 28, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)
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What Happened
To Tower Paddle
Boards After
Shark Tank?
In his 2011 appearance on "Shark Tank," Stephan Aarstol pitched his product, Tower Paddle Boards, which started off quite rocky but finished strong thanks to his company’s optimistic numbers. Ultimately, billionaire shark Mark Cuban shook hands with Aarstol and invested $150,000 for 30% of the business.
Not every “Shark Tank” business ends up thriving, but Tower Paddle Boards has since skyrocketed in sales. Before Aarstol went on “Shark Tank”, he had just $35,000 in sales - by 2018, that number had blossomed to $34 million.
"He's killing it," Cuban said in 2013, specifically citing Tower Paddle Boards as one of the best deals he's ever made on "Shark Tank." Cuban's assistance helped Tower Paddle Boards expand and diversify its inventory which now includes accessories, apparel, surfboards, skateboard, and electric bikes.