Nomiku Shark Tank Update

Abe and Lisa Fetterman hope to strike a deal for the high-tech sous vide cooking device Nomiku (pronounced Nom-Eee-KOO)on Shark Tank in episode 807.

The sous vide method utilizes a plastic bag to seal food during a low-temperature water bath cooking process.

This technique entails cooking at 130-140 degrees over an extended time (usually between one and six hours).

It is an effective method for cooking food uniformly and preserving moisture that would otherwise be lost during other cooking processes. The world’s best chefs use the technique regularly.

Water baths are heated by a device called Nomiku, which clips onto the side of any pot. There is an original version and a WiFi version available.

When using the WiFi model, users may operate the device from a distance using the Tender App on their mobile devices. 

According to the manufacturer, the original model costs $199, while the WiFi model costs $249 (back-ordered as of November 16, 2016).

Nomiku’s first generation was acclaimed worldwide when the Fetterman’s raised $586,061 on Kickstarter. Nomiku’s first generation was the most popular cooking product on Kickstarter.

This money was utilized to pay for warehousing, components, tooling, mechanical, assembly, and testing costs in the second Kickstarter campaign.

They lived in China for two years when they created and produced the first Nomiku. Today, both products are produced in San Francisco.

There may be a need for additional funding to facilitate the Fettermans’ manufacturing. Is a Shark going to get on board with this?

What Is Nomiku?

Nomiku sous vide appliance gave home cooks access to sous vide cooking for the first time. Nomiku is the company that invented sous vide cooking.

The sous vide cooking method involves immersion in a precisely controlled, low-temperature water bath while food is vacuum-sealed. This technique is used by chefs worldwide to ensure that their dishes are always cooked properly.

Nomiku Shark Tank Update

Nomiku is sous vide immersion machine for at-home cooking. In a vat of water, vacuum-sealed food is simply submerged, temperature and timing are set (often for two hours), and it’s done!

This equipment was primarily found in kitchens and cost thousands of dollars – far beyond the budgets of home chefs.

Company NameNomiku
EntrepreneurAbe Fetterman & Lisa Fetterman
ProductSous Vide Immersion Circulator
Investment Asking For$250,000 for 5% equity in Nomiku
Final Deal$250,000 for 10% equity in Nomiku
SharkChris Sacca
Episode Season 8 Episode 10
Business StatusIn Business
WebsiteVisit Website

Who Is The Founder Of Nomiku?

Husband and wife team Lisa and Abe Fetterman founded Nomiku.

In the past, Lisa was a writer for Smith Magazine, and Abe was a physicist at Lightsail’s energy storage business before founding Nomiku.

The self-build sous vide machine was designed by Lisa Fetterman and Abe Fetterman in 2012.

They started teaching sous vide DIY classes before creating Nomiku and the Sous Vide Immersion Circulator.

It takes just minutes to cook a delicious supper using the Nomiku system. Just clip it to the side of a kettle of water and insert the vacuum-sealed food bag.

After submitting their idea to Kickstarter, they quickly raised more than $586,000. The team exceeded their original $220,000 goal with donations from 1,880 supporters. 

Even with tremendous success, the funders would still have to wait two more years to acquire their devices.

Nomiku later joined Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley-based business accelerator.

Their performance drew the interest of numerous investors. Within weeks, the company raised $875,000 in seed funding and another $2 million in 2015. Its valuation was subsequently raised to $10 million.

By the time Nomiku joined Shark Tank, they had an over $3 million annual sales record. Their business was well established and backed by a group of loyal investors.

Nomiku Before Shark Tank

A pair of entrepreneurs enter the Shark Tank. Their company allegedly simplifies gourmet cooking.

The founders of Nomiku, Lisa and her husband Abe are making their Shark Tank debut.

They founded the company and are based in San Francisco, California. In exchange for a 5% stake in the company, they seek $250,000.

A world-class chef has a secret weapon – sous vide. It is a method of cooking that involves pressing food into a vacuum-sealed bag and soaking it in boiling water.

This technique is stashed away in a chef’s armory since it enables you to create great dishes quickly and easily.

Lisa lusted after sous vide machines while working at a high-end restaurant.

She was still desperate, but fortunately, Abe recruited plasma physicists at the gym where she met him.

He created a prototype specifically for her, which transformed their lives. The world’s first home sous vide immersion circulator has just been introduced to transform the lives of home cooks worldwide.

Water should be poured into a container that holds a few liters of water, and then Nomiku should be clipped to the container.

You combine the ingredients and seasonings in a sealable plastic bag, submerge the bag in water, and enjoy the freedom to do other things while the bag cooks.

You will have a properly cooked meal when you return to the app because the app keeps track of time and temperature.

They’ve prepared some steaks using a little bit of television magic. The Nomiku was used for cooking the steaks.

They cooked the broccoli at such a low temperature that it lacked its delectable crust. Their chef then pulls out a blowtorch to finish crisping up the steak.

Mark inquires about the cooking time of the steak, to which Lisa responds that it took around two hours.

However, you are not required to stand by it, and you may place the bag inside and attend to other matters.

How Was The Shark Tank Pitch Of Nomiku?

Nomiku describes itself as a “relatively inexpensive and easy-to-use solution” for sous vide cooking at home.”

A few samples of the delicious fare were consumed after the presentation of the husband-and-wife team, and the sharks then discussed their perspectives about the business.

Kevin O’Leary was the first person to speak, and he expressed concern over the valuation. 

When the company presented on Shark Tank, it had been in operation for four years and made $3 million in revenue.

Mark Cuban concluded there was not enough forward movement in the market.

Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec escorted him out after a short discussion since he was unfamiliar with the industry.

O’Leary considered Mr. Wonderful’s operations fascinating enough to propose a joint venture.

Kevin offered the couple $250,000 in exchange for a 10 percent stake in the business, but Chris Sacca instead convinced them to negotiate a deal with him.

Kevin decided to withdraw his offer due to this. Fortunately, Chris felt kind and decided to extend to the Fetterman’s the same offer that Kevin had extended to them.

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Chris’ offer included a contingency, which was the only difference between it and mine. Chris said that the only way the company could be sold would be if the other investors agreed to keep his 40 percent stake.

Lisa and Abe eventually agreed to Chris’ terms and struck a deal with him.

What Happened To Nomiku After Shark Tank?

The Nomiku Corporation’s health and success are not contingent on a deal with Chris Sacca, but the organization is doing exceptionally well.

You can find their products at Williams-Sonoma and Amazon. Williams-Sonoma is better known as a high-end cooking/kitchen accessory company.

Sous Vide Immersion Circulators from Nomiku is available in only one model – the WiFi Nomiku 100 Watt model.

This model is available in black and white, but white is presently sold out.

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The regular price of this model is $249.99, but it is currently on sale for $149.99 during the 2017 Christmas season.

Nomiku is currently out of stock on Amazon for the white model, indicating that it is gaining traction and maybe coming to a kitchen near you very soon.

Nomiku Shark Tank Update

Kickstarter backers were finally getting their goods in June 2017 – or at least some of them are.

On Kickstarter’s website, thousands of people complain about long production delays, inconsistent shipping, and inadequate products that collapse after repeated use.

Unfortunately, we have received some unfortunate news regarding the Nomiku update. In December 2019, the startup announced that it would cease operations less than three years after airing its Shark Tank episode.

Nomiku Shark Tank Update

Following a Samsung investment, Nomiku has introduced prepackaged, precooked, and preportioned meals to its customers that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes using their technology.

Nomiku is still operating but does not sell on Amazon. The company now offers preassembled frozen Sous Vide dinners, but the initial response from customers suggests they will need time to overcome a rocky start. They closed the business in December 2019.

Is Nomiku Still In Business?

Nomiku later released an app with dozens of recipes for Sous vides and a wireless version of their Immersion Circulator.

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The Nomiku company has also been developing the third generation of its Sous Vide and Sous Vide Chef services.

Nomiku confirmed its closure in late 2019.

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