Posted on Apr 22, 2020

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Nerdwax: Shark Tank Updates in 2020

As a touring audio engineer, Don Hejny spent a lot of sweaty sessions setting up for outdoor concerts, and found that while working, his glasses would often slip down his face. That was what inspired the Nashville resident to create a product that would help keep eyeglasses in place throughout the day, because even people who don’t have excess perspiration struggle with this problem.

He created a Kickstarter for the product, called Nerdwax, which ultimately raised nearly $62,000. But the manufacturing company he hired turned out defective product, so he needed to start over again, resulting in a loss of time and money. He and his wife chose to make the beeswax-based formula at home, and when Don appeared on Shark Tank with his wife and two kids, they were still doing everything themselves. The Henjys would ask for $80,000 in exchange for a 20% stake in the company.
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