Brian and Michael Speciale want to find a fit with a Shark for the Original Comfy, their over-sized sweater/blanket, in episode 910, the 2017 Shark Tank Holiday Special. The Original Comfy is a fleece-lined, over-sized hooded sweat shirt with a soft micro fiber exterior. The brothers say it's reversible, too. It's perfect for curling up on the couch, taking in that cold winter game or just adding a layer on a chilly day. Unlike a blanket, body heat stays trapped by the hoodie design.
Michael got the idea for a sweatshirt/blanket when he saw his nephew (Brian's son) lying on the couch in a HUGE sweat shirt. He was right next to a fleece blanket and the image struck Michael. A few months later, he had the prototype for the Original Comfy.
The product isn't in production yet. The brothers started a Kickstarter campaign last summer (2017), but quickly pulled it because they weren't prepared enough. Even their website said “opening soon” prior to the air date of their episode. This is the first true start-up in the Tank in years. Will a Shark think their business idea is original enough?
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The Original Comfy Shark Tank Recap
Brian and Michael will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, 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 they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on The Original Comfy will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
The Original Comfy 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 The Original Comfy & Brian and Michael Speciale as more details become available.