December 2, 2016
Angels by the Sea portfolio company, In-Board was featured as one of the presenting companies for The December 2nd edition of Shark Tank. In the episode, Inboard co-founder and CEO Ryan Evans, Chris Haley (CFO), Dave Evans (VP of Marketing) squared off against sharks Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, and guest shark Chris Sacca!
This was a huge opportunity for Inboard as it was the first prime time viewing of an electric skateboard on a major TV network. The critically-acclaimed and award-winning "Shark Tank" regularly attracts millions of viewers every week.
In the episode, InBoard presented the key features of the InBoard electric skateboard such as it in-wheel electric motors as well as demonstrating how easy it is to use by actually having one of the Sharks try it out. The end result was that after some tough and slightly dramatic negotiations, two of the Sharks went together to commit to a $750,000 investment in the company.