Oru Kayak, a Folding kayak, was started by Anton Willis, Roberto Gutierrez, and Ardy Sobhani in 2013. As of October 2023, Oru Kayak’s net worth is $ 7 Million and they’re pulling in a whopping $8 million in annual revenue. 

On May 9, 2014, they appeared on Season 5 of Shark Tank USA and made a deal with Robert Herjavec, for $500,000 in exchange for 25% equity. The final valuation was $2 Million, down from the founder’s initial estimate of $4.16 Million.

Oru Kayak is still in business, however, they have sold the brand to Solo Stove in 2021. Their products are available on the website and Amazon.

Oru Kayak Net Worth

Net worth$7 Million (2023)
Annual Sales Revenue$8 million (2023)
Lifetime sales
InvestorRobert Herjavec
FoundersAnton Willis, Roberto Gutierrrez, Ardy Sobhani

Oru Kayak Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2023$7 Million
Net Worth 2022$6 Million
Net Worth 2021$5 Million
Net Worth 2020$4 Million
Net worth valuation in 2014 after appearing on Shark Tank  $2 Million
Net worth valuation in 2014 before appearing on Shark Tank  $4.16 Million

Oru Kayak Pitch on Shark Tank

Company nameOru Kayak
ProductFolding kayak
EpisodeSeason 05 Episode 28
Founders Anton Willis, Roberto Gutierrrez, Ardy Sobhani
Asked for$500,000 in exchange for 12% equity
Final deal$500,000 in exchange for 25% equity
SharkRobert Herjavec
LocationEmeryville, California

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Oru Kayak Founders

Oru Kayak was founded by Anton Willis, Roberto Gutierrez, and Ardy Sobhani in 2014. Founders are very smart and passionate about their business. They want to make this business grow to become successful entrepreneurs. Oru Kayak’s founders, Anton Willis, Roberto Gutierrez, and Ardy Sobhani, have a net worth of USD 7 Million as of 2023.

Key accomplishments

2019Oru Kayak won the TIME’s List of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019
2014Oru Kayak appeared on Shark Tank


From their beginnings on Shark Tank to their current status as a thriving business. They have proven that with the right idea and execution, anything is possible. We can’t wait to see the future for Oru Kayak and its continued success.

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