In the bustling music scene of Nashville, Tennessee, an interesting idea was born that could change the way guitarists play. Tik Pik, an innovative guitar pick designed to stick to the guitar without adhesives, was the brainchild of Nick Nowak and Kevin MaC.
The product which uses patent-pending nano-suction technology, quickly resonated with musicians, giving the company a $750,000 valuation. The duo impressed with a catchy song and closed a deal with Mark Cuban!
The Founders’ Harmony
Nick Nowak, known in the music world as Nicholas George, brought his entrepreneurial spirit and musical talent to the venture, while Kevin MaC, a national touring country artist and songwriter, infused the product with industry insight. Together, they formed a duo that perfectly blended business acumen with a deep understanding of musicians’ needs.
The Shark Tank Audition
Their appearance on Shark Tank was a pivotal moment for Tik Pik. Nowak and MaC presented their product with confidence, showcasing how the Tik Pik could adhere to any guitar surface, thanks to thousands of microscopic suction cups. This feature not only prevented the loss of picks but also provided a non-slip grip that mimicked the feel of memory foam, allowing for a more relaxed playing experience.
The Post-Shark Tank Crescendo
Following their Shark Tank debut, Tik Pik will see a surge in sales. Musicians from all genres praised the comfort and convenience of the product. The Tik Pik is available in three different gauges—thin, medium, and heavy—each color-coded for easy identification, which appeals to a wide range of playing styles. The deal with Cuban should close within the next six months.
@thetikpik great job on Shark Tank! As a 40 year guitarist, these look like a great idea. Gonna order some as a Christmas gift for myself and my favorite guitarists. 🎸🎸🎸🤘
— James (@WINGMAN4567) November 4, 2023
The reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Customers appreciate the thoughtful design, from the non-slip grip to the protective storage case that came with each set of picks. The Tik Pik was celebrated for its practicality, with many musicians expressing how it had become an indispensable part of their gear.
The Encore: Tik Pik’s Current Standing
Today, Tik Pik continues to resonate within the music community. The company’s success is down to its founders’ vision and the collaborative effort of a team that includes Jacob Lyda in artist development, Mike Stalnaker as CFO, and Nicholas Wolfs in corporate sales. With its headquarters in Nashville and Philadelphia, Tik Pik remains committed to enhancing the musical experience for guitarists everywhere.
As Tik Pik strums forward, its founders look back on their Shark Tank appearance as a major chord in their success story. With solid sales, stellar reviews, and a strong company value, Tik Pik is not just a pick that sticks; it’s a brand that will make an indelible mark on the music industry.