July 27, 2016 1 min read

Steve : So when I was a little kid, my mom used to take us down to the beach for the day. While we were down there, we literally try to find anything that we could ride a wave with, from broken surfboards to Frisbees. Even our flipflops. But our favorite was the fast food tray. It wasn't until I started traveling around the world that I met other surfers that did exactly the same thing. And that's why I started Slyde.

Ange: Wave riding boards that literally fit in the palm of your hand.

Ashton Kutcher: This is so not my space. I'm from Iowa, I'm like a farm kid, all right? So I would need a partner and if Mark would be willing to partner with me on the deal.

Mark Cuban: Absolutely. I could take it into Tower Paddle Board. They have the infrastructure. They have the media. You'd walk in right into a huge customer base.

Ashton Kutcher: I'd be willing to do the deal $200,000 for 25% of the company and split it with Mark.

Ange: I don't really want to above 20%.

Mark Cuban: If you walk away, you're going to think to yourself, "Golly, that 5%. Was it really that important?"

Robert Herjavec: 5% is a lot to give up, because over time it's going to be worth a lot of money.

Ashton Kutcher: This is cool because you're cool.

Kevin O'Leary: Ashton, let him get his offer out.

Ashton Kutcher: Why would I want him to get his offer out?


steven watts
steven watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left