Sunscreenr Shark Tank Update: UV Camera

SEASON 8 EPISODE 6
Pitch device that detects where sunscreen is missing on your skin
Entrepreneur Dave Cohen
Asked For$800,000 for 10%
Deal$800,000 for 33.3%
SharkKevin O’Leary
StatusIn Launch

Company Background

What is Sunscreenr?

The Suncreenr is a specialty camera that allows its user to see the sunscreen coverage on their loved ones. It is ideal for a day at the beach, park, golf course, or on game day.

Sunscreenr gives a person the ability to see sunscreen coverage by simply looking through the viewfinder on the device. It is small, durable, and even waterproof!

Who is the Sunscreenr Founder?

The Sunscreenr was the brainchild of founder and CEO David Cohen. Since receiving his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, David has spent a career designing and bringing to life specialty devices.

He has created devices for countless industries, from security to medical. He is joined by co-founder Jon Meyer and a team of design-savvy innovators that have turned his idea into a tangible product.

Founder’s Story

David’s inspiration for creating the Sunscreenr device comes from dealing firsthand the toll skin cancer can take on loved ones. He wanted to create something that would empower consumers to keep themselves and their kids safe from the sun’s harmful rays.

Prior to his appearance on Shark Tank, David’s device caught the attention of several multi-million dollar sunscreen companies.

While in the midst of creating a partnership with those companies, he launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2016 that sought to release Sunscreenr into the hands of buyers by that December.

The project faced a number of setbacks that delayed its release. David realized he would need additional funding to help bring the project to life, and decided to turn to the Sharks.

What Happened to Sunscreenr After Shark Tank Update

Did Sunscreenr get a Deal on Shark Tank?

In Season 8 Episode 6 of Shark Tank, David Cohen shook hands with Kevin O’Leary, who agreed to an offer of $800,000 in exchange for a 33.3% stake in the company. However, it seems the company has since lost Kevin’s support.

Where is Sunscreenr Now (2021)?

Despite a rough start, Sunscreenr managed to release it product to Kickstarter backers in the Summer of 2017. Since then, the company has struggled to connect with users. The app currently has a 1.5-star rating on the Google Play store and the Sunscreenr device is currently sold out. The company website is still active but social media pages haven’t been updated in a couple years.

Although David’s company has certainly seen its fair share of barriers, he is still hopeful that Sunscreenr will eventually take off.

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