Whatever Happened To DeskView Window Mounted Standing Desk After Shark Tank Season 10?

Sitting at a desk all day is not the best for your body. Prolonged sitting can increase the risk of physical and mental issues. However, everyone does not have the privilege of completing tasks away from their work table. Standing desks are the new wave to combat this issue, and the entrepreneurs behind DeskView are innovating the innovation.

Jason Grohowski and Mike Bolos brought to market the first mountable standing desks. They are platforms with suction cups designed to stick to any window, so you'll have a great view while you work. You can also install it on tile, steel, and other non-porous surfaces. It is made with aerospace-grade aluminum housing and industrial suction discs. It has a long-lasting hold that withstands plenty of weight; Bolos even stood on the mounted DeskView during his pitch. The businessmen went on "Shark Tank," seeking the help of Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Barabra Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, and Mark Cuban to expand their company.

DeskView hooked a Shark

Jason Grohowski and Mike Bolos entered the Tank seeking $150k for a 7.5% stake in their company, Deskview. At the time of taping, they garnered $162k in sales from their website. The entrepreneurs started with direct-to-consumer sales but wanted to switch to a business-to-business marketing model.

Barbra Corcoran was the first Shark out. She couldn't imagine a curated office with floor-to-ceiling windows cluttered by these desks. Robert was the next to drop out. He loved the ingenuity but wouldn't use DeskView as a customer and, therefore, wouldn't join the team as an investor. Mark Cuban agreed with Corcoran that this product was more for the home consumer, not corporate space, so he went out.

Kevin O'Leary echoed the sentiments that this was a consumer product, yet he wanted in. He offered Grohoswki and Bolos $150k for 15%. Lori Greiner was also interested, but she believed the DeskView's $250 pricepoint prevented it from reaching the masses. She offered $150k for 33.3%. After Greiner's offer, O'Leary bumped his equity ask to 20%. The entrepreneurs countered the QVC queen at 20%, but she stood firm. Grohoswki and Bolos accepted Mr. Wonderful's deal, shocking the other Sharks.

DeskView after Shark Tank

After the entrepreneurs' TV appearance, the deal with Kevin O'Leary was finalized. DeskView had a major bump in sales from the increase in work-from-home jobs during the global pandemic. They pivoted their marketing from advertising DeskViews in highrise corporate offices to at-home patio doors. The product sold out, and sales quadrupled. Although the item's price was a huge talking point during Jason Grohowski and Mike Bolos' "Shark Tank" pitch, DeskView remains in the $200 range.

Even with a millionaire on their team, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for new product development. They raised $64,122 with the help of 358 supporters and closed the round in October 2021. DeskView partnered with Signature Offices, a company that rents shared office spaces, to promote their mountable desk. After their "Shark Tank" episode aired, the product was featured in Forbes, House Beautiful, Good Morning America, Vice, and other major publications.

Is DeskView still in business?

DeskView is still in business. Since their "Shark Tank" Season 10 appearance, Jason Grohowski and Mike Bolos have added new products to their lineup. The DeskView Motis is a portable version of their mountable standing desk. It folds to 7.5 x 14 inches, similar to the size of a laptop, and has a compactable tray perfect for drinks. The DeskView Mini is almost 10 inches shorter in width than their original workspace table, a great desk alternative for your small home office. They also have the Two-Tier, an add-on accessory that creates a second level for your laptop to open the shelf space for a keyboard, notebook, and other tools.

The company has also branched out to market the DeskView as more than just a mountable workstation. It is a bookshelf, display, floating desk, and side table too. Grohoswki and Bolos' products have reached over 75 countries.

What's next for DeskView and its founders?

Jason Grohowski is still a part of the DeskView team as the chief marketing officer. However, it is not his main career focus. He works for the technology and finance company Rho. He serves as their vice president, helping to run the enterprise and fulfilling speaking engagements. Mike Bolos has also stretched his wings. He will forever be the inventor and co-founder behind DeskView, but primarily, he is the chief legal officer at Thunderbird LLC, a capital markets firm.

DeskView gained another chief marketing officer in 2020 with Frankie Fabre. He is always on social media posting about the floating desks. The newest CMO also runs his own advertising company, Fabre Media, where he is the CEO. DeskView sure won't have any issues with marketing. Don't forget about Mr. Wonderful. The company is still featured in Kevin O'Leary's portfolio. Plus, he pops up from time to time advertising the standing workstation, as he is a customer as much as an investor.