What Happened To Pili Hunters After Shark Tank?

Pili Hunters is a Food and Beverage business based in Bend, Oregon, United States. This business was founded in January 2014 by Jason Thomas. Jason grew up in Barrow, Alaska, and worked in construction early on.

During his explorations, Jason played various roles such as mountain guide, archaeologist’s assistant, glaciology field hand, and many more.

One day Jason was doing his kit surfing travels in the Philippines when he met Pili Nut and he found this nut very beneficial. After coming to the United States, he started searching for these nuts, but he did not get many results.

When Jason returned to the United States, he brought 10 pounds of pili nuts with him. He was successful in selling these nuts at different food stores.

To start this business, Jason made a deal with a farmer from the volcanic regions of the Philippines to harvest Pili nuts. Jason Thomas appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 Episode 6 for funding and asked the sharks for $325,000 for 10% equity at a $3.2 Million Valuation.

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What Is Pili Hunters?

Pili Hunters is a food and beverages business that manufactures a variety of natural and healthy products from pili nuts ingredients.

Pili nuts are found exclusively in the volcanic regions of the Philippines. These nuts contain a lot of fat and protein which is beneficial for health.

Pili nuts are very expensive as compared to commercially grown nuts because the process of making Pili fruit into nuts is very long. Overall this nut is perfect for a keto, vegan diet.

You can buy these nuts from Amazon, Walmart, Thrive Market, and select retail stores nationwide.

Company NamePili Hunters
FounderJason Thomas
ProductNutritious, Delicious, Sustainable Pili Nuts
Asked For$325,000 for 10% equity
Final DealNo Deals
SharkNo Sharks
Episode (Shark Tank USA)S11 E6
Air DateNov 3, 2019
Business StatusIn Business
WebsiteVisit Website
HeadquartersBend, Oregon, United States
Lifetime Worth (Sales)$21M *estimated
Buy and WatchBuy NowAmazon Prime

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Who Is The Founder Of Pili Hunters?

Jason Thomas is the founder and CEO of Pili Hunters Company. After studying Bachelor of Science at Alaska Pacific University, he worked as a mountaineering guide at Alpine Ascents International.

He has traveled to many countries and got to know about different cultures.

How Was The Shark Tank Pitch Of Pili Hunters?

After entering Shark Tank, Jason explained his business and asked the sharks for $325,000 for 10% equity. All the sharks tasted these nuts and liked them very much.

A small bag of nuts manufactures costs $0.40-$0.88 and sells for $5.99 at retail. He has made $2.5 million in sales so far. Jason did $700,000 in sales within 3 years of being in business and has hit a million dollar sales this year

Jason has made 14 different products due to which he is not able to focus on one. He has spent $400,000 in inventory so far. All the sharks refused to invest in Jason’s business.

Finalized: The Pili Hunters didn’t get the deal on Shark Tank.

What Happened To Pili Hunters After Shark Tank?

Despite Pili Hunters not getting funding for Shark Tank, many people bought the product of this company. At the present time, most of his sales are coming from the website and Amazon store.

In 2021, the annual revenue of this company went up to $4 million. By 2022, this company would have made an estimated annual revenue of $5-$6 million.

What’s new on Pili Hunters

Last Update: June 12, 2023

As of now, on Jun 12, 2023, Jason has removed a lot of products and is focusing only on nuts. Jason is now fully focusing on this business to expand. As of July 2023, the annual revenue of this company is estimated to be $5 million.

Pili Hunters Shark Tank Update

Jason’s Pili Hunters company did not get funding in Shark Tank because the sharks said that he has not focused on one product. He got to know about many things regarding business and now he is working on expanding the business slowly.

We’re following Jason Thomas along with his company for further updates.

What Is the Net Worth of Pili Hunters?

The current worth of Pili Hunters Company is estimated at $6 million. On the Shark Tank show, Jason sought funding from sharks at a $3.2 million valuation but did not receive the funding.

The Philippines is the only country that produces pili fruits in commercial quantities. The market size of these nuts is billion dollars.

Annual Revenue by Years

Note: This report is based on our research and data so far. In this, we are only estimating the annual revenue.

YearsAnnual Revenue
2023$5M *estimated
2022$5M-$6M *estimated
2021$4M *estimated
2020$2.5M *estimated

Funding Reports to Date!

YearsFunding AmountInvestor

Is Pili Hunters Still In Business?

Pili Hunters Company Actively running since 2014. Jason is marketing the product to increase sales. There are many people who eat Pili nuts for a healthy diet, so these nuts have a lot of potential in the market.

This foods and beverages manufacturer company is headquartered in Bend, Oregon, United States, and employs 2-10 employees.

Yes, Pili Hunters is still in business as of June 2023.