Toilet Timer

Summary

SEASON 12 EPISODE
Pitch5 minute sand timer that helps you time your bathroom breaks
EntrepreneurAdam Stephey and Katie Stephey
Asked For$200,000 for 10%
Deal$200,000 for 25%
SharkMark Cuban
StatusIN BUSINESS

What Happened to Toilet Timer After Shark Tank Update

Did Toilet Timer Get a Deal on Shark Tank?

On Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 7, Adam Stephey and Katie Stephey entered the Tank seeking $200,000 for 10% of their toilet-themed sand timer and accepted an offer of $200,000 for 25% from Mark Cuban.

Is Toilet Timer Still in Business?

The Toilet Timer from company Katamco is still in business with a functioning website. They have several funny designs to choose from, all featuring a sand counter. They also offer additional merchandise, such as a children’s book and greeting cards, typically sold as part of a gift pack. Founder Adam Stephey is still with the company. You can also find the Toilet Timer on Amazon.

Conversely, while Toilet Timer seems to hold forth in this niche market as the OG with few competitors, Potty Putter appears to do the opposite and keep you on the toilet for longer. Bought jointly would certainly prove an excellent gift for any dad or boyfriend.

Company Background

What is Toilet Timer?

Designed primarily as a funny gag gift is the Katamco Toilet Timer. Something you’d give to your dad, husband, or significant other. It’s a cleverly designed sand timer for any “poo-crastinator” that times out after five minutes of toilet time. An ideal gift for someone who likes to escape loved ones in the bathroom to catch up on uninterrupted screen time while taking longer than necessary on the task.

Who Founded Toilet Timer?

Founder Adam Stephey owns the limited liability company, Katamco. He admits to being a creator and designer since he was a young boy playing with Lego blocks. Or helping his grandfather build furniture while Adam was in his teens.

Adam is also a self-taught 3D drafter. Like most young boys during the late 90s, he grew up playing video games on Nintendo and Sega game systems. Seeing a need in the market led him to develop a line of cleaning products called 1UPcard for these now retro machines.

This marked the beginning of his designing entrepreneurship business. Adam lives with his wife, Katie, and their three children. And he continues to think up new ideas to market on his website.

Founder’s Story

The idea for the Toilet Timer started when Adam’s wife told him that’s he’s spending too much time in the bathroom on the toilet for what should be a straightforward task. She said, “Just poop or get off the pot!”

Being a self-taught 3D printer draftsman, Adam decided to do some 3D print prototypes of timers to remind himself to hurry up. And so began much deliberation and procrastination, which Adam acknowledges he’s good at, and finally the Toliet Timer was born. Adam then managed to get it successfully funded on Kickstarter not long after to begin production.

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