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Dear Crowdholders, I'm back with another PITCH task for you all.  If you're not yet familiar with Pitch Investors Live it's essentially Shark Tank, online, with cryptocurrency elements (being built upon Ethereum).  And as per my previous tasks, I'll be presenting you here with another product that was recently pitched for investment, live, on the platform.  And asking you to assess and share your thoughts both on the product, and as to whether, or not, from the perspective of an investor, this might be a company that you might hypothetically choose to invest in...

Today I'd like to introduce you all to "RipPak".

Pitch summary:

Rippak is a single serving tooth powder product that foams upon contact once poured in your mouth. The powder activates with your saliva (foams up) and cleans your teeth with or without the use of a toothbrush. Absolutely no water is needed for use and the ingredients are all-natural. This product is perfect for the outdoors, adventurers, those on-the-go, natural disaster victims, the homeless, and the US Military (M.R.E.) We are seeking a strategic partnership from an investor who will play an active part in facilitating Networking and Marketing ideas. We are also seeking $150,000 for 20% equity.   And you can catch RipPak's recent pitch with Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington in full: HERE.  

Take a look at RipPak's website and conduct any other research you consider relevant, and then share your thoughts below.

Is this a product you might use or buy?  Where or when might you use it?  Is there potentially a big market for a product like this?  Could RipPak make for a great investment?  And any other thoughts you might have... 

What do you think Crowdholders, are you in, or are you out?  


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9 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

Very nice product, and with the proper advert and sale it will spread very far. 

1. From the description I will say that it is a product that I like and would surely love to use because I think it can really save me a lot of time money and also from embarrassing situations. 

2. Products like this works best when you are in a tight spot with no alternative options, like when traveling or in a rush. And this product will really do the trick there. 

3. Like I shortly wrote with the right advert and product distribution there is really a big market for it out there. 

4. It would make a great investment, but it would not just become big effort is also needed for it to happen, so if the producers want to get it big and bigger more and more effort would be needed.

5. Consistency And hard work would make this product go round the world. 

Nice project. 

9 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

i like it.

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9 months ago

----- I like the product a lot and even though i have not used it before from the look of things i8 think that uit is a product that i will use because it looks very simple to use.

----- for me, I will say on the go will be a good time to use it and since i tend to eat at restaurants a lot it might be a good time to use also i.e after coming from the restaurant.

----- yes, i think his product will sell well in airports, train station and the likes were people are always on the go since it will be a good place to use such a very simple and useful item. it will also be a good sell in restaurants.

----- for me, i will say that it is a great investment to do and also that it would be a very fruitful market in the nearest future and this would surely be a great investment plan.

----- This is a good investment option but the marketers need to be on their feet so that their idea would not go under.

nice product and great future prospects.

 

9 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

The product is very good.

9 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

Hard work is also a core foundation for new products to flourish.

9 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

very true tom, they will have to work hard to make it work.

9 months ago

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NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

very good description you got there.

9 months ago

Karen M guru

Airports and train stations--- great suggestion!

8 months ago

how far has chemical science gone! very interesting thing. I would definitely buy in order to take with me on a hike or on a long trip by car. in general, in any long expeditions such a thing will be a useful load.

9 months ago

It's a great idea but depends on a radical habit shift. I would buy a toothpaste more sustainable and environment friendly but the idea of discarding the tootbrush use didn't attract me.

Thanks and good luck again!

9 months ago

This type of product has more future in this generation who don't have enough time for any thing and also people preferring green & eco-friendly , I think this would also come with stylish packing  ( I mean the external should be beautiful like how tubes look like )

 

9 months ago

I would buy it it would be very good for treaviling weither in auto,plane,or train it will work anywhere so for the people the big on hygeine this is a great product.

9 months ago

Attraya Poudel new user

Its a great idea. In order to attract more investment The website needs to be more professional. Color combination are monotonous and not engaging. Videos you shared can be used as background in home page. Govenrment tabs are not responsive cannot zoom in from a mobile device which makes it hard to follow along. Only ease is focussed as it is a health related product you can focus more on health benefits compared to existing products. 

9 months ago

Sergios Z new user

I could see myself using this product, but the product needs some serious redesign.It should be appealing to the customer. The website could also use some better/modern/fresh look.

9 months ago

I could see a market for this as I would personally consider purchasing it myself. My thoughts fall in line with many others who've already posted with regard to traveling, really busy days, not having access to a private restroom/toothbrush etc. Somtimes I take medication which makes my mouth dry as well, which makes it a struggle to keep breath fresh. Sometimes mints and such aren't enough. 

I have sometimes used powders instead of pastes but they were in a bottle not a portable pack, and they were not foaming so required the use of a brush to be effective. This is a new and novel idea as far as I know, which with the right execution and marketing, I feel could gain traction.

9 months ago

I also like that it's all natural ingredients...a big selling point with me. I agree there should be multiple flavors and the texture needs to be appealing for it to be a success

9 months ago

Karen M guru

Good idea, after bad tasting medicine.

9 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

This is nice and since it is out of the box idea it might indeed go very far, because I will say that to maintain and make this really stand the test of time, some more measure has to be taken:.

1. It needs to be in different flavors as this will enable people to want to try it out to get the feeling behind it. 

2. They need to change the design, even if it is just the packet as this will also attract new buyers to try it out. 

Now to the main quastions. 

1. I will buy it because it is an easy to use product it might come very handy from time to time and will very efficient during emergencies. 

2. I will use it during emergencies and when the need arise, will be hard to make it my main mouth wash. 

3. There is a big market for it because both the rich and the poor and the young and the old will be able to use it, so the market will be determined by the way it is being sold (advertisement)

4. I think it will be a good idea to invest it, because it is a business that will surely start selling from the first day it hits the market. 

5. Advertising would be the best and fastest way to make this product grow. 

A very nice out of the box idea indeed. 

9 months ago

I really like the idea behind the product.

9 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

Advertisements is always a sure for new projects Iike this.

9 months ago

Lily Panter guru

I'm sugar, spice and everything nice

Is this a product you might use or buy?

No it is not only because I have sensitivities and stick to only one toothpaste. I am not willing to try something new. 

Is there potentially a big market for a product like this?

My only concern is the application process because a powdered substance might be difficult to manage so I guess the package is going to play a big role in convincing people it won't be a potential messy process. 

Other than that, I think there are so many people looking for the best and easiest way to clean their teeth. The thought of self cleaning and the activation on contact will saliva makes me think of chemicals as additives. Maybe a study of the contents would prove otherwise. 

Could RipPak make for a great investment? 

As stated above, there's a large market for it so it makes for good investment but it all depends on ease in usability. 

9 months ago

are you such you will be sensitive to the prodcut. you might need to try it first.

9 months ago

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9 months ago

It seems like a really neat idea, but...all those single-serving packets, are they biodegradable?  It's something to consider, I think, especially if you're talking about having a good environmental footprint because you conserve water.

Another thing--is there an aftertaste?  If there is, is it a pleasant aftertaste?  

I can definitely see these being used by the military, and even by ordinary citizens in countries where water is scarce.  I'd invest, IF they have a good (and believable) marketing plan.

9 months ago

Karen M guru

Biodegradable would be great! Maybe they can come up with an edible wrapper.

9 months ago

Leah Melda new user

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9 months ago

Dipak Larson new user

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9 months ago

I'd use it, why not? I see it is a product that can bring many benefits to any community, especially for travellers and backpackers but also to many more people. If I had 150k, I would not hesitate to invest them, although first I would like to go a little more into detail regarding its use, operation, material, etc.. But at first glance, it looks good and if you get what you need, I do not doubt that a long trip awaits you, but also prosperous, nice and satisfying;) Good luck!

9 months ago

Joshua Adewumi new user

 Yes RipPak Teeth Cleaning Powder is a product I would love to buy and use. Presently I reside in Nigeria don't know if this product can be shipped down here, i will love to have order placed as soon as this is confirmed. Also I think Nigeria has a reasonable population with high demand for good and quality product i think the RipPak Teeth Cleaning Powder will have a better market here in Nigeria and I can be a major dealer and marketer for the company. RipPak will make a great investment, becuase it has a product to market.

9 months ago

Karen M guru

It's available for sale on Amazon
Does Amazon ship to Nigeria?

9 months ago

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9 months ago

Nepali Rojgari new user

I don't think it will replaced tooth brush but you can design your product as mouth freshner. Also, as you said it is make by natural products so you can make something like medicine which helps to make your mouth or related parts healthy. My english is not good but try to understand.

Thanks.

9 months ago

Thierry Simon new user

I am not sure that the market will welcome this product. It is above all a niche that will be competing with other existing products such as chewing gum

9 months ago

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9 months ago

This seems to be a product I would use!  There are times when I could use a quick refreshing when brushing my teeth is not possible.  If this product does what it claims, it would be perfect for that quick refreshing after meals, or, in my case, after a lengthy speech where the mouth gets a bit "yucky" after an hour of speaking with only a few sips of water.   I could see this being used by people who travel, spend time in the outdoors, or in any situation where brushing with regular toothpaste and a brush is needed but not possible, or at least inconvenient.  

This is definitely something I would consider investing in!

9 months ago

Sam BTC guru

Just a common Crypto enthusiast.. Wait crypto is not common it's special :)

RipPak definitely sounds very interesting and has great potential to succeed. I see that you have currently positioned the product for people in adverse situation like natural disaster victims, homeless people and the military.

I think you should extend the target audience to ensure regular sales and higher volumes turnover. Your product will definitely have demand across foloowing groups of people:

  • Travelers- People who travel frequently will love this product as it is easy to carry and the small size will ensure they can keep it during the short flights
  • Busy Days- Everyone gets faced with those hectic days when you wish you could clean your teeth quickly on the go without taking out time to go to a bathroom.
  • Children- Many children don't like brushing their teeth and it can be a pain to get them to do it regularly. This can be a good alternative for them.

In long term your product will succeed only if offers a high level of quality along with convenience. If people find the quality of dental hygiene of RipPak is not at par with tootpaste they will switch back to regular paste. You have to perform thorough tests before launch to ensure it doesn't leave a bad after taste after using and doesn't have any undesirable side effects like dryness of gums or tongue.

All the best for your endeavour!!

9 months ago

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9 months ago

Rohit Choudhary new user

1] This is a product I would consider to buy since product is unique and all ingredients are natural

2] Will like to use this product while on travel as it is convenient and can be used without water

3] Market where scarcity of water is more will be huge for this project

9 months ago

Newbee Gamer senior

because I am a trusted person and can be a good listener

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9 months ago

Wonderful project, well thought one! Travelling was always a must, and honestly said, there are lot's of occasions, when travellers forget the use of everyday essencials. The fact that your product is organic and nature friendly is just another plus point, I would invest in it for sure.

Eagerly waiting to get to know more about this project!

All the best for you guys! 

We are here, to support you!

9 months ago

KOS 500 new user

ICO Consultant and Advisor.Bounty Project Quality Supervisor

Hello. Yes, if there is an organic and safe composition, then it is worth a try. This will be useful for those who are engaged in tourism, hunting / fishing, and for those who for some reason =)) do not have a cleaning powder or toothpaste. I looked at the product, and saw that the price of this product is acceptable and not expensive. Therefore, if there is such an opportunity, then you should purchase a new product and try it in use, share your impressions.

9 months ago

Matan Argental expert

Live the moment, Think for generations.

Is this a product you might use or buy?  

Yes, at least to try it once.

Where or when might you use it?  

Check it out at home, and in a short travel, Also even as a backup in the bag or car, just in case.

Is there potentially a big market for a product like this?  

It can be sold in remote gas station for hickers and travelrs

Could RipPak make for a great investment?  

The idea could be revolutinary in travelig world.

Only problam is the patents and fake/ripped merchandies. 

And any other thoughts you might have... 

Not sure about your product name. "RipPak",

First "RIP"(Rest In Peace) can be not well associated name to some native speaking english countrys.

The  "Pak" part i understand.

9 months ago

Karen M guru

Interesting viewpoint on the name

9 months ago

Tim Prior guru

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

The "R.I.P" connotation stuck out to me a little too. Interesting that I wasn't alone on that.

9 months ago

I agree for the name as well.

9 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I didn't even think about the R.I.P. What came to mind was the word "rip" synonymous with tearing something

9 months ago

I think it's a great product for like it's said: when you're traveling. I didn't know this kind of product existed and think it's a good initiative to work on and make a comercial product.

9 months ago

Dipak Larson new user

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9 months ago

Its portable and therefore easy to carry around. For people who travel a lot, this is a perfect product. It will be best fit for NGO s who do donations. Great but simple. I like it. I would like to know which countries use this product currently and if it is approved by any standards authority.

9 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I'll definitely consider this product and if I had the funds, invest in it as well. Looking at how I travel these days, there have been many a time when I've forgotten to pick my toothbrush or toothpaste. I think RipPak will be the best substitute for these kinds of situations. Also, because brushing twice a day seems such a herculean task for me, I think I can solve this problem by just popping in a Pak every evening (yes, I know I'm lazy). Even though I'm quite doubtful of its efficiency compared to using a toothbrush and toothpaste, I'll still vouch for it. If I may ask, what makes you so confident of its efficiency?

As for markets, I do believe there is a large one for the product and the first people who came to mind were astronauts. I know it sounds crazy but it just popped into my head. I don't know how those guys up there clean their teeth but they could make do with some RipPak. Also, the tourism industry can make a hit with this product considering most tourists spend long periods touring various destinations. Here in Ghana, there's a country-wide tourism project organised by Citi FM every year dubbed "Heritage Caravan". The tourists tour major Ghanaian tourist sites in 2 weeks. Even though provisions for things such as toothpaste, etc are made for the tourists at all of their destinations, I think something like RipPak won't be ignored either. 

I'm also thinking most disabled people can make do with RipPak, especially those without hands. I wonder how those guys even clean their teeth as well. I'm sure RipPak will save them a lot of trouble. Overall, I believe RipPak will make for a good investment.

9 months ago

mike dmann guru

I am excited about the future of all crypto currency.

Sounds neat! Would donate some to homeless. I would use if I lost my toothbrush and toothpaste. Reminds me of mountain ops, straight to mouth vitamin packages. I would invest in this product with the backing of a major dental association. Listerine, and Colgate have done this is the past and I have never seen those products offered.

9 months ago

dr dent18 guru

I'm a dentist. So i would love to know more about this. What studies have been done using the product? Comparision with existing mouthwashes and paste?. Hows it even better than mouthwash or tooth paste. Results of any Randomized controlled study? Cant they just carry small tooth paste. Assuming that this would destroy equal amount bacteria, there is still more chances of plaque formation on tooth without using a brush.

9 months ago

Karen M guru

Interesting to see perspective from a dentist.

9 months ago

Tim Prior guru

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

Definitely great questions. Having watched RipPak pitch three different investors over on the PITCH platform (thus far) I can say that there are a lot of questions asked and answered over the course of those. Though I can't remember all of the answers off-hand, I do remember the guy saying that toothpaste can freeze. And with this initially having been invented with military personnel in mind, that can be an issue in harsh climates...

9 months ago

Joshua Adewumi new user

Thanks for this review

9 months ago

Karen M guru

Interesting product idea! I was unfamiliar with such a product before this task. The website is self explanatory and beautifully done. I did a quick search for similar products and found some toothpaste tablets that would most likely be a direct competitor. The advantage with the rip-pak is each one is individually wrapped. These would be great for camping, hiking, boating etc. Anywhere on the go where water is not readily available. They would also be convenient to have in the car, if going from work straight to a meeting or out socializing after without stopping home first. They'd come in handy after a long flight when someone is picking you up from the airport. The convenience factor is a huge selling point, though o think the price is a little high. I do feel this is a good investment opportunity and would invest if I had the means.!

9 months ago

E Yizzy guru

This is useful for any person or group that spends time in the field:

  • Military and all similar personnel
  • Camping trips
  • Scouts Association

9 months ago

Dean Walsh guru

Don't listen to me because of who I am, I'm nobody like everone else.

When I was younger and used to get up just in time for work and rush out the house quickly I would have bought this to keep some for the days when I was extra tight for time to shave off a minute or two of brushing from my time getting ready.

Definitely like the product and it could be a good investment I think.

9 months ago