Alexander Simone hopes the Sharks drink up and invest in ProntoBev, his “instant” wine chiller, in episode 907. ProntoBev is the flagship product of his company called Pronto Concepts. It's a wine aerator attached to a chilling device that chills wine (or any other beverage) in thirty seconds.
He got the idea while looking to share some wine with a young lady at his frat house back in 2013. He took a warm bottle of Chardonnay and poured it through a spaghetti strainer filled with ice and salt. The wine was instantly cold, but it tasted watered down and salty. In 2015, he resurrected the idea and built a prototype that proved he could chill wine in 30 seconds. He presented his first prototype as an Entrepreneurial Marketing course project.
After many prototypes, he added an aerator, the ProntoAer, to his arsenal. The ProntoBev took 13 different prototype attempts before settling on a finished product. Once he had a working prototype, Alexander quit his job and started his business. He got his first round of products built when he raised $61,317 in a successful IndieGoGo campaign. He likely needs more funds for future production.
Will a Shark think this is a cool investment?
ProntoBev Company Information
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ProntoBev Shark Tank Recap
Alexander will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on ProntoBev will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
ProntoBev Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on ProntoBev and Alexander Simone as more details become available.