Maneesh Sethi is the founder of Pavlok, an innovative device that helps break bad habits. He pitched his product on Shark Tank, but did not close a deal with any of the sharks. He is still a successful businessman, and his company has grown to become a household name worldwide.
In the past, he worked as an editor in chief at Hack the System, and he also tried his hand at web designing. He was born in Miami, Florida and has always been passionate about programming. He released his first book titled Game Programming for Teens at the age of 16. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and has a strong passion for entrepreneurship.
His addiction to social media was what sparked the idea for Pavlok. To help him overcome his social media addiction, he hired someone on Craigslist to slap him every time he used Facebook. The slaps were quite effective and led to the creation of Pavlok, which is a wearable that creates mild electric shocks to help users break their bad habits.
The device is shaped like a wristwatch and can be programmed to deliver a specific shock level every time a user engages in a bad habit that they want to break. It is available for pre-order on Kickstarter and will ship out in September of this year. The company has raised a total of $183,000 from the campaign.
After making a big splash with their appearance on Shark Tank, Pavlok has seen significant growth. The company has continued to innovate, including introducing a new version of their device called the Pavlok Rise, which uses vibrations to wake users up. The company’s expansion into new markets has also helped drive the company’s success and boost its net worth.