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Combat Flip Flops Makes Deal with Three Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank

Issaquah, WA – After four years of failing and succeeding, creating new roadmaps for manufacturing in war zones, employing former drug runners, educating women, clearing land mines, and supporting veterans, Combat Flip Flops has succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of three of today’s most prominent investors and Shark Tank’s self-made millionaires. Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Lori Greiner made a deal of $300,000 for 30% equity in Combat Flip Flops, spread equally between the three investors.

“Having our mission of ‘Business, Not Bullets’ validated by the Sharks is powerful,’ said Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin. “It’s not just a good idea, it’s a legitimate course of action now backed by dominant players in the fashion, retail, and tech sectors.”

The $300,000 investment from the Sharks will be used for inventory and to build up Combat Flip Flops’ staff. The three co-founders have, for the majority of their time in business, been working side jobs. Investment will allow them to focus 100% on the business and add staff when needed.

“Combat Flip Flops will be able to book solid, consistent orders with our manufacturers. This will enable those manufacturers to hire more staff and have a larger impact in their communities. For the charities, we will be able to provide steady, substantial support. More Afghan girls in school, swaths of land cleared of mines, and supporting positive transitions for SOF veterans,” said Griff.

When asked what, besides the deal, was the most exciting part of being on Shark Tank, Donald Lee joked, “We’ve heard Kevin talk about his money being soldiers, going to war, and other military analogies. When he dropped out, handing him the red chem light was the only logical thing to do.”

In 2015, Combat Flip Flops’ sales increased 150% over 2014 while the company donated over 60 years of school to Afghan girls and cleared 1533 square meters of land mines in Laos, keeping kids and villagers safe. Through its Unarmed Forces, the brand has spread stoke and empowered mindful consumers to make a difference.

To keep up with Combat Flip Flops and learn more, please visit www.combatflipflops.com. For sales inquiries, please contact Matthew Griffin, griff@combatflipflops.com.

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14 Responses to “Combat Flip Flops Makes Deal with Three Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank”

  1. Jeb says:

    Glad to see Griff and Don getting this secured.

  2. Gerard says:

    I watched Shark Tank and was thrilled when the deal was worked out. Now all I need to do is order a pair of flip flops for myself

  3. Mike says:

    I don’t normally watch the show, but I tuned in last night just for the CFF team. When they handed over the chem light, that was priceless.

    Congratulations to the CFF team, well deserved.

  4. Jon, OPT says:

    30% ownership equals how much stoke? The chemlight was priceless, well played!

    Congrats to CFF, glad my business can support this.

  5. Sean says:

    Like others have mentioned, I made a special effort to watch CFF on shark tank last night, and the chemlight was priceless. I’m glad they were able to secure a deal with the sharks.

  6. Chuck says:

    This is awesome news! So happy to support these guys and their efforts! Live my flops and my fellow vets!

  7. ROB says:

    What does “spread stoke” mean?

    • SSD says:

      Spread is to tell everyone. To Stoke is to build something up.

      Basically, it’s about letting everyone know how awesome it is and to get everyone excited.

    • Jon, OPT says:

      Very old school surfer/skater lingo, to be excited about something “dude, I’m stoked”

  8. PAK says:

    Just watched the episode. Very inspiring. Great job guys…congratulations.

  9. Steve says:

    Way to go, so happy for you Griff/Lee/Andy!! You epitomize the Drive-On spirit and intestinal fortitude, you’re trailblazers! Enjoy this moment, RLTW,

  10. Airborne_fister says:

    Haha. Please don’t give me one of those orange glowing things.

  11. julie says:

    These are some of the nicest,hard working guys I know ! There wives are amazing also!! They deserve 3 sharks & I’m happy that Kevin isn’t 1 of them :) enjoy the ride boys & girls its going to be a wild and exciting one!! Helping people has just become that much easier for you all!!! I love that your company helps others succeed in life! Whats more beatiful then people helping people ?? Congratulations to a wonderful future :))