Former College Student’s Invention Gets Picked up on QVC 15 Years Later

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Hang-O-Matic, an all-in-one hand tool for hanging pictures and more, invented by Jared Rabin 15 years ago in college, will be QVC’s new home shopping hit on May 1st.

Founder Jared Rabin and Hang-O-Matic

"We are looking forward to expanding our brand into the homes of QVC viewers who are looking for a simple solution to hanging wall decor, " says Jared Rabin.

After years of perfecting, patenting, and marketing the product, Jared Rabin, along with his wife Karina, are finally getting exposure for Hang-O-Matic, a DIY tool he invented as a college student at UCSD - University of California, San Diego. Hang-O-Matic is an all-in-one hand tool that makes it easier for people with no handyman skills to hang pictures, shelves, TV, etc. with its simple DIY mechanism. The product was born out of Jared’s frustration for putting unwanted holes in the walls of his college apartment. Years later, after Karina broke a wedding gift and family heirloom all because of a crooked shelf, Jared realized the value of Hang-O-Matic. He dusted off the prototype -which was left in a box-and he and his wife completely started their business out of their garage, leaving their full time jobs and liquidating their 401k to pursue The American Dream.

The QVC airing couldn’t have happened at a better time for this husband and wife entrepreneurial team. Karina has been battling a rare kidney disease called PKD and also has a baby boy on the way.

“We are so grateful for every opportunity and have worked hard over the years to get this product where it is today,” says Karina.

Hang-O-Matic’s unique characteristics and overall easy-to-use structure attracted an audience and led to a feature in QVC Sprouts a few months ago. It is now one of the only QVC products online to also be aired on TV. This product brings together the Do It Yourselfer's and people who don't have handyman experience at all to help make their house feel like home. It has a built in level, measuring tape and markers to precisely mount items in just 3 easy steps. (Watch Here)

"We are looking forward to expanding our brand into the home of QVC viewers who are looking for a simple solution to hanging wall decor."

Hang-O-Matic is scheduled to air on QVC Sunday, May 1st at 9 pm EST

About Jared and Karina Rabin, (Founders of Hang-O-Matic)
Hang-O-Matic founders Jared and Karina Rabin were recently featured as one of three entrepreneurs competing for an investment on Oxygen's docuseries, 'Quit Your Day Job'. Other features include OC Register, ABC-TV, Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Decor Magazine and many others.

Hang-O-Matic is available in major retail stores such as Ace Hardware, Michael's, and The Container Store or online at Home Depot and Walmart and hangomatic.com.

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