Loc Tote – Secure Travel Bags

Don Halpern got the idea for Loc Tote while swimming in St. Croix on a family vacation. He was 50 yards from shore and watched as a thief emptied his bag of his wallet. While the event put a cramp in his vacation, it began the journey to creating his new company which makes backpack-like […]

SeeRescue Streamer Saves Lives

Dr. Robert Yonover created the SeeRescue Streamer for one reason: to save lives. If he makes a few bucks along the way too, that’s OK. Basically, the SeeRescue Streamer allows a stranded hiker or boater to be seen by aerial searchers. It’s a 25 foot long oranges streamer that says “here I am!” Yonover is an […]

Goverre – The Wine Sippy Cup

Regan Kelaher and Shannon Zappala like wine so much they created Goverre, a portable wine sippy cup wine aficionados can take with them on outdoor adventures. The two southern California women have solid business backgrounds and they like their wine. When they couldn’t find a quality glass “to-go’ vessel for wine, they invented one. Goverre […]

Booty Queen Amanda Kuclo Pitches in the Tank

Amanda Kuclo was the Booty Queen before she met her husband Steve. She married him in 2015 and they embarked on building a business together. Amanda is a well-known fitness competitor who is famous for celebrating her bounteous booty (amongst other things). She has thighs and a butt that would put most women to shame. It’s […]

Validate Everything with Validated

If you ever had someone validate your parking ticket for the parking garage, you’ll understand what the folks at Validated are trying to do. The Validated app lets shoppers at participating merchants accumulate a certain number of points for each dollar spent. Those points can be used to pay for parking at participating lots or […]

Guardian – The Safest Bikes in the World

When Brian Riley and Kyle Jansen launched Guardian Bikes in 2015, they had a lot of experience with the bicycle marketplace. Mr. Riley owns Surestop, a bike brake manufacturer that licenses its brake technology to major manufacturers like Schwinn. Surestop brakes insure that pressure to both the front and back hand brakes is applied evenly […]

GuardLlama – Personal Security Device

Joseph Parisi invented GuardLlama after a young woman on his college campus was murdered. He realized that, while she probably had a phone with her, she didn’t have the time to use it. When someone is in danger, seconds count. People won’t have time to get out their phone and call 911. GuardLlama solves the […]

Flag Photo App – Free Printed Photos

Savannah Cowley and Samuel Agboola appear in the Tank seeking an investment in their Flag Photo App, an app designed to print high quality photos for customers for free. The reason they’re free is there are ads on the back of each photo. Say you took a nice family photo on your smart phone and […]

Under the Weather Pods -The Chair Tent

Rick Pescovitz created Under the Weather Pods, his chair tent for outdoor sport spectators, after freezing his butt off at his son’s early morning soccer game. That very night, he designed the first prototype. Like the picture above shows, it’s a soccer mom (or dad) chair with a little tent around it. Multiple pods connect […]

Seed Sheet Pre Made Gardens

Cam MacKugler invented Seed Sheet to make gardening idiot proof. While living on a friend’s farm, he loved the fresh produce, but not the complexities of managing a garden. When he envisioned Seed Sheet, he drew the prototype with a crayon. That was in 2012. In 2015, he got the business started when he raised […]

Green Chopsticks by Cropsticks

Mylen Yamamoto re-invented chopsticks while flying to Asia and now she wants her company, Cropmade, to be the new, “green standard” for Asian cuisine. Cropsticks are the first product her company produces. They are chopsticks made from sustainably harvested bamboo that come complete with a detachable holder. Once used, they can be composted or “upcycled” […]

Cat Wine by Apollo Peak

Former pet industry salesman Brandon Zavala created cat wine so he could share social moments with his cat, Apollo. Brandon loves his cat and his wine, so he created a whole line of different flavored cat wines (and dog wines too) so he could sip and relax with his feline friend. He named the business, Apollo Peak, as […]

Meal Enders Appetite Suppressant

Mark Bernstein began the quest to create Meal Enders, his appetite suppressant lozenges, when his doctor suggested he lose weight. Bernstein was the type of guy who, when presented with a plate of cookies, wouldn’t take one – he’d take six. He was a chronic over-eater. Now, he uses his Meal Enders to control his […]

Rare Form – Sustainable Recycled Backpacks and Bags

Aric and Alec Avedissian are the latest repurposed bag company to appear in the Shark Tank when they pitch Rare Form, their business that makes all kinds of bags from recycled billboard vinyl. Alec discovered surfboard bags made from the vinyl while surfing in Central America in 2012. When he returned to the states, he […]

Blendtique Wine – Custom Made Wines

All the press about episode 819 says the Sharks get a bit tipsy making wine with entrepreneur Billy Dim’s Blendtique Wine. Dim is a master sommelier who sells custom wine. When you go to the Blendtique Wine website, you choose different wines to blend together and design your own label. It truly is custom wine. As […]

Sleep Styler Styles Hair While You Sleep

The Sleep Styler keeps your hair from getting damaged and dried out by hair dryers. When you use a hair dryer, you blast approximately 130 degree heat at your hair. They can burn your skin and your hair, yet men and women everywhere use them to dry and style their hair. Tara Brown didn’t like that […]

Elephant Harem Pants

James Brooks and Nathan Coleman hope their comfortable harem pants with elephants on them are the business that breaks the $100 million threshold in Shark Tank episode 818. Mr. Coleman fell in love with harem pants while visiting Thailand and came home with a bunch. Most of them have elephants all over them, so he […]

Ora – Organic Supplements for Vitality

Ora means life, health & vitality, in the Maori language of New Zealand. Entrepreneur Will Smelko’s fiance is from New Zealand originally; he pitches Ora Organics along with his business partner and former Berkleey roommates in episode 818. They started their business to create natural nutrients (they refuse to call them supplements) without any chemicals. All their products […]

Sand Cloud – Towels with Pillows

Bruno Aschimanini, Steven Ford, and Brandon Leibel created Sand Cloud Towels to be comfortable at the beach. They also want to preserve marine life, so they donate 10% of all sales to a variety of organizations that preserve and protect marine wildlife and habitats. Their product is a high quality, Turkish cotton beach towel with […]

Dart Drones – Drone Flight School

Abby Speicher hopes she flies off with a Shark on board for Dart Drones, her drone flight school and training academy, in Shark Tank episode 818. Drones, for those who don’t know, are remote control quad copters. Once seen as a toy, they are coming into greater use commercially. The Federal Aviation Administration requires commercial drone pilots […]

Book a Daycation with Hotels by Day

Planning a Daycation can be just as hard or even harder than planning a regular vacation. When you go out for the day, you have to bring everything with you and you don’t have a “home base.” Hotels by Day hopes to change that. Brian Dass and Yannis Moati, a couple of travel and hospitality industry […]

Edn Wall Garden

Ryan Woltz’s Edn (pronounced EDEN) Wall Garden wants to put fresh herbs and vegetables in everyone’s kitchen. He’ll do it with his appliances that automatically grow food – with the help of a smart phone app. The systems use hydroponics, keeping things simple for users. To grow a garden, simply plant the seed pods, fill […]

Toy Mail – Plush Toys for Messaging

Toy Mail creator Gauri Nanda recognizes that kids like technology and want to use it, but many are too young for expensive phones and tablets. Her Toy Mail “talkies” are plush toys surrounding electronics that allow kids to send voice messages to any smart phone with the Toy Mail app. Kids get to communicate with their […]

Bits Box Coding School

Bits Box creators Scott Linninger and Aiden Chopra know a thing or two about coding. They’re über computer geeks who used to work at Google before they started their business that teaches kids how to code. Even though they probably made some decent change at Google, the pair looked to Kickstarter to raise just over a […]

Vibrating Baby Mat by Tranquilo

Melissa Gersin thinks Tranquilo, a vibrating baby mat she invented, is the cure for fussing infants. She worked as a maternity nurse for six years and found low-level sounds and constant motion calmed infants. The reason for this is infants spend nine months in the womb and move constantly with their mother. There are also […]

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