Flipstik

SEASON 12 EPISODE 4
Pitchspace-technology-based adhesive device that let’s users attach their phones to any surface
Entrepreneur Akeem Shannon
Asked For $100,000 for 20%
Deal$100,000 for 25%
SharkLori Greiner
StatusIN BUSINESS

Company Background

What is Flipstik?

Flipstik is an innovation that makes it possible to mount your phone on multiple surfaces. Flipstik product is a popular invention among the youth due to its adaptability. Apart from being compatible with different phones, the adhesive is also reusable. There is a one-year guarantee to replace a Flipstik if it breaks, fades or fails to stick, which makes this product a must-have.

Who Owns Flipstik?

Akeem Shannon is the inventor behind Flipstik. Before founding the company, Akeem worked in various mobile companies as a salesperson. He also briefly worked for a fintech, but felt unfulfilled. He had a higher calling of being an entrepreneur, a quest he fulfilled when he started Flipstik Company. Akeem had wanted to be his own boss, a fête he still holds today.

Founder’s Story

Akeem was motivated to have a shot at a decent life after losing a Howard scholarship. As mentioned earlier, he briefly worked for various companies before making his magnum opus in 2017. Akeem can credit his uncle, a NASA engineer, for having pointed him towards reusable adhesives.

Being a youth, he created a product that resonated positively with the millennials. With most youths creatively using their phones to Vlog, post videos on sites like TikTok and Instagram, this product became a must-have. Flipstik’s capability of being mounted on multiple services also became its major selling point.

When Akeem was starting, he barely had enough money to mass produce Flipstik. After getting a patent and trademark for the novel accessory, he sought funds through a Kickstarter campaign. His goal was around $1865 but got ten-fold amount within a month of launching the campaign. Before appearing on Shark Tank, Flipstik had already won a first prize in a promotion held by TechStars.

What Happened After Shark Tank Update

Did FlipStik Get a Deal on Shark Tank?

On Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 4, Akeem Shannon entered the Shark Tank seeking $100,000 for 20% for his FlipStik and left with an offer of $100,000 for 25% from Lori Greiner.

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  1. I ordered a Flipstick on 1/1/21. Apparently, the order was processed but for some reason it was “returned to sender” by USPS from Shawnee, KS post office on Jan.22,2012. I have no idea why! I don’t know how else to contact you. The debit card cleared my bank on 1/4/21.

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  2. i bought 3 flipsticks and was charged on my c/c and have heard nothing or received anything from them. i just might have to call my c/c company and see if i can get a credit on my purchases.

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    • Hi Marsha,

      Did you recieve your Flipstiks? If not we will resend them ASAP or issue a full refund please email us at hello [at] getflipstik.com so we can help!

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