We got laughed off Shark Tank for a notebook you microwave, and now we have the best-selling notebook on Amazon. We're Rocketbook co-founders, ask us anything!
Hey Reddit--we're Rocketbook co-founders, Joe Lemay and Jake Epstein, and we make notebooks from the future!
We're excited to answer your questions about Shark Tank, startup culture, crowdfunding, and what life is like in 2058.
In 2017, we appeared on Shark Tank to pitch a microwavable notebook and got laughed off the show by Mark Cuban without receiving an offer from any of the sharks. Using that pain to fuel our motivation, we built a new notebook: the Rocketbook Everlast. Easily erased with water and a cloth, the Everlast became the most crowdfunded office product on Kickstarter. It's also the best selling notebook on Amazon. Most importantly, we've since forgiven Mark Cuban for his lapse in judgment.
We've since launched 5 crowdfunding campaigns, including our most recent campaign for a futuristic legal pad: The Rocketbook Orbit!
EDIT: Our microwavable notebook would erase when placed in the microwave, so that you essentially had a brand new notebook.