Drew Beaumier came up with his Robot Drive Suits concept in 2009 while working on an entry for a costume contest. It’s a simple idea that any young boy can relate to, the desire to be a real-life Transformer. Since creating his first model, Drew has traveled around the globe performing at events and demonstrating his invention, a robot suit that is a functioning vehicle capable of about 12 mph. You can get a motorcycle, muscle car, sports car, pickup truck, or monster truck suit.
Drew went into the Shark Tank asking for $150,000 for a 20% share of his company. Mark Cuban was interested and made an offer, but in the end, Drew made a deal with Kevin O’Leary for 30% equity contingent on partnering with an existing toy manufacturer. It looked promising but the deal fell apart before the show even aired, during the due diligence period. Either Mr. Wonderful pulled out or the toy companies weren’t interested. Drive Suits is still making humans into transformers though, and has changed their name to Robots And Cars Entertainment.