This ‘Shark Tank’ company was rejected by investors on the show. Now it’s raised over $20 million since its airing

By Claire Rodgers & Sophia Fraioli | July 2, 2019

Not all who appear on “Shark Tank” leave with a life-changing deal from one of the investors. That was the case for Jan Goetgeluk, founder of Virtuix Omni, who asked for a whopping $2 million in exchange for a 10% stake in his virtual reality gaming company.

But that wouldn’t be the last time he’d have a shot at funding from one of the Sharks.

“My Shark Tank experience was excellent,” Goetgeluk said in an email to CNBC. “Although we didn’t do a deal on the show, the exposure was invaluable. Still today, we meet customers who claim that “they saw this on Shark Tank”. As a bonus, Mark Cuban invested in our company in a financing round that took place a year after the show.”

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