Even before returning to “Shark Tank” — one of only seven entrepreneurs to do so — Dave Alwan’s Echo Valley Meats was cooking up some significant success. On an update segment featured in Season 5, Alwan shares that following his failed attempt from the prior season, the business saw a considerable boost in sales and website visits. He also was able to make deals with major retailers such as Amazon and Costco for his products.
Following the deal made with Mark Cuban in Season 6, things only went up for the business. Alwan explains in an interview with Shark Tank Blog that after the show, the company made more than the sales from the prior year in one week. As can be expected, plans to expand were quick to follow. In a 2015 interview with Heavy, Alwan comments that one of the company’s next big moves, alongside being a NASCAR sponsor, would be to work closely with the Kevin O’Leary-invested business, Wicked Good Cupcakes. Since then, it doesn’t seem like much has materialized out of the proposed partnership, as neither websites mention one or the other.
But that hasn’t stopped Echo Valley Meats from bringing home the bacon. As of 2022, the company’s annual revenue has soared to $5 million.