Sand Cloud featured on Shark Tank
Back during Shark Tank's 8th season, Sand Cloud was featured on their show with their boho beach towels, blankets and philanthropic components, meaning 10% of each sale went towards a nonprofit dedicated to preserving marine life. Co-founder Steven Ford started the company with a college friend, Bruno Aschimanini and coworker Brandon Leibel. Steven stated that sales were over a million in the last year.
The items are made of 100% Turkish cotton and have entered the market of big retailers with Urban Outfitters, Free people and Anthropologie.
The co-founders met at San Diego State University.They quit their first corporate jobs and moved in together to a two-bedroom apartment. They ate rice and beans everyday and took Uber everywhere after selling their cars to survive.
Sand Cloud's core is giving back to marine life. They donate 10% of net profits to their nonprofit partners. One of their main nonprofit partners is Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
The founders claim that they are huge fans of Shark Tank and it had always been their dream to make it on, and watched every episode up until they finally made it on. They had continuously applied since the beginning of the show. Now that they have become a great success, they plan to make a huge difference with the marine life. They want toe expand by becoming a global brand that helps to influence the way our oceans are taken care of. They are going to keep releasing high quality products that their ambassadors will love. Keep an eye out for amazing water bottles, tapestries and blankets.