|SEASON 12 EPISODE 1|
|Pitch||high-performance indoor and outdoor, weatherproof, durable, and cozy blankets|
|Asked For||$600,000 for 4%|
What is Rumpl?
Rumpl offers weather-resistant and lightweight “sleeping bag blankets” that are perfect for wherever the customer goes.
The blankets come in a variety of colors and designs and are made from recycled polyester fabric that is both snag and tear-resistant. Rumpl also offers a variety of other products, including “beer blankets,” stuffable pillowcases, shammy towels, apparel, and more.
Who is the Rumpl Founder?
Wylie Robinson is the founder and CEO of Rumpl. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design, Architecture, and Business.
Shortly thereafter, he began working as a Designer for Stantec until 2008 and became a Senior Designer for MKTG from 2009-2010 and then for Landor from 2010-2013. Today he remains the CEO of Rumpl and also works as an Advisory Board Member for Outpost Trade.
Robinson is a perfect example of an entrepreneur who took a chance on an idea and worked hard to make it a reality. On his road trip through California, he woke up to sub-zero temperatures and a car that wouldn’t start.
With no cell phone reception, he had no other option than to bundle up in his sleeping bag and wait for someone else to show up. This gave him time to think about how cozy he felt in his sleeping bag and how much better it performed than his blankets at home.
This is when the idea for a “sleeping bag blanket” was born. After returning from his trip, he borrowed a sewing machine and created his first few prototypes. After using them himself for a few months, he put his idea up on Kickstarter and received 10x the initial goal. Since then, Rumpl has been a raging success and continues to keep customers at their coziest.
What Happened After Shark Tank Update
Did Rumpl Get a Deal on Shark Tank?
On Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 1, Wylie Robinson entered the Shark Tank seeking $600,000 for 4% of his Rumpl blankets but unfortunately left the Shark Tank without a deal.