Our Story

Founder Dave Mayer came up with the idea for the Clean Bottle after heading out for a bike ride and finding a disgusting, moldy, science experiment at the bottom of his water bottle.  He thought "There must be a better way to clean the bottom of my water bottle," and thus the first Clean Bottle was born.  It took 2 years, 3 factories, and 54 prototypes to get the bottle right, but we think it was worth the effort.

When first launching the bottle in 2010, Dave didnt have any money for marketing, so he dressed up as a giant water bottle and ran alongside the riders at the Tour de France bike race to see if he could get on TV, and it worked! "Bottle Boy" was an overnight sensation and Clean Bottle became a household name in the cycling community. Check out the video below!

The success of the Clean Bottle caught the eye of the producers for ABC's Shark Tank and they asked him to appear on the show.  Since Dave needed to present in front of the cameras on the show he asked his cycling buddy and 2-time NBA Champion 7ft Center Bill Walton to dress up and play the role of Bottle Boy, and together Dave and Bill captured the investors attention. Dave was made offers from multiple investors on the show but ultimately selected the offer made from Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks.

Now that Clean Bottle is in over 1500 stores nationally and 6 countries, it's focused on continuing to produce great products for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. We're always looking for great ideas, so if you have any questions or comments please feel free to email us at David@cleanbottle.com!