As one would imagine, after connecting with a trio of successful sharks from the show, Tom Burden’s business ventures skyrocketed like crazy. In an interview with Business 2 Community, Burden says that after their episode aired, the Grypmat quickly sold out, so ramping up production was a priority. The company also began working on getting distribution from more countries worldwide thanks to Burden’s collaboration with the sharks. The product itself can be found on their website and on Amazon. There are different sizes available, from a small size that goes for close to $45 to a pack of the three sizes for $100 on Amazon. In 2019, Tom Burden would be featured on Forbe’s prestigious 30 under 30 list in the Manufacturing and Industry category.
Season 10 of “Shark Tank” saw an update segment dedicated to Grypmat. Burden’s business continues to be extremely successful, grossing nearly $5 million in sales only a year after appearing on the show. In the segment, Cuban and Burden visit an Air Force base and we learn that they have managed to make a deal with the USAF. It seems as though Burden’s dreams were reached, and then some, thanks to his time on “Shark Tank.” When asked in his Business 2 Community interview about his time on the show, he says, “There is no question that ‘Shark Tank’ was the right move for Grypmat … Everything was accelerated and so many opportunities have been presented that it’s been life-changing.”