Urinary problems in cats can be difficult to detect. Sometimes, we don’t even know it until it’s too late. Genius Litter can prevent this with its groundbreaking litter solution that changes colors when it catches urine irregularities. Ramon van Meer pitched his product dressed as Albert Einstein and secured a deal with Lori, Mark and Robert. As of 2024, Genius Litter is worth $5 million.
About Ramon van Meer
Apart from its early disease prevention formula, Genius Litter was made to address the shortcomings of traditional litter. It barely smells, doesn’t clump, doesn’t stick to your kitty’s precious paws, and only needs to be refilled once every month.
The serial entrepreneur began buying and selling content websites on Flippa. One of those was SoapHub.com, an entertainment blog he sold for $8.75 million. He used the cash to buy Alpha Paw for $300,000 and sold over $35 million in dog ramps according to the My First Million Podcast.
The Birth of Genius Litter
Mr. van Meer has always been a pet lover. The idea for Genius Litter came to him when his cat, Quincel, almost died after noticing the cat’s urinary tract infection (UTI) a little late. Thankfully, he made it to the vet on time.
After this, he looked into illness-detection solutions for cats. He discovered dog pee pads that spot health issues in advance. and created a similar product in the form of cat litter.
In 2020, Ramon launched Genius Litter and teamed up with seasoned chemical engineers and vets. In three years, the startup’s annual revenue went from $500,000 to $4.6 million.
After Shark Tank
After a memorable pitch, the company is prepared for a surge in orders. They are offering a 20% discount and free shipping on all orders. With Ramon’s mastery of digital marketing, Genius Litter will break past $10 million per year in annual revenue. The boost in brand searches on Google will also help their website rankings and lower the cost of acquisition. The deal with the Sharks should close within the next three to six months.
Their products are available in more than 1,500 stores such as Target and PetSmart. You can buy online on Amazon and the Alpha Paw website. However, their post-Shark Tank promo is only available on their website, GeniusLitter.com.
A litter package costs $25 for one without the discount, but you will save more with bulk orders. On Amazon, the health monitoring cat litter has an average rating of 3.9 stars from over 6,400 customer reviews.
Although Genius Litter has already accomplished a lot in terms of revenue, there’s still massive room for growth. In 2023, the pet care market was reportedly worth $143.6 billion, with non-food items making up more than half of that figure.
Ramon’s biggest competitor is Pretty Litter. They also sell odor-trapping and health-monitoring elements, but Pretty Litter is more established with higher sales and over 30,000 online reviews. Given Ramon’s track record in scaling businesses, Genius Litter should be a huge success story.