|SEASON 8 EPISODE 17|
|Pitch||smart automated plant care|
|Asked For||$150,000 for 10%|
What is Edn?
When it comes to gardening, many people often believe you can only garden outside if you have plenty of space. They also believe that they can only grow plants inside if they have plenty of space as well. One of the challenges indoor gardeners face is the lack of natural light; another challenge is their lack of expertise. Ryan Woltz set about to change everything about indoor gardening.
Who Founded Edn?
As a former civil engineer, Ryan worked with railroads and roadway expansion. Looking to apply his talents elsewhere, he decided to create a way people could grow plants regardless of their expertise. As a self-described plant serial killer, he told the Sharks that his system helped even the most hopeless gardener grow plants.
Edn Wallgarden – Smart Garden
Ryan created Edn Wallgarden in 2014 to be an intelligent software that automated everything in the plant growing process. Not only did it allow people to grow plants all year round, but it controlled the watering, plant food, and lighting the plants needed. When Ryan first opened his company to the public, he saw $10,000 in sales within the first five days.
What Happened After Shark Tank Update
Did Edn Get a Deal on Shark Tank?
Ryan entered the Shark Tank seeking $150,000 for 10% ($1.5 million valuation) of Edn.
Hereceived several offers from the Sharks for his smart garden tech company, Edn, but ultimately left the Shark Tank without a deal.
Is Edn Still in Business?
Despite walking away from Shark Tank without a deal, Edn Smart Garden is still going strong. In 2019, Edn raised an additional $1.535 million for a total of $1.6 million in funding.
The Edn SmallGarden is currently available through the Edn website for $199. It doesn’t take up much space, and the pods are biodegradable and pesticide-free. This makes organic gardening easy and healthy.
Edn for Social Good
On top of their mission to make indoor home gardening easier, Edn is dedicated to building a greener planet. The company has partnered with One Tree Planted to reforest North America by planting one tree for every SmallGarden sold.