Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner, QVC Queen, is the newest Shark Tank Investor, filling in for Barbara Corcoran for several episodes. Lori is no stranger to the entrepreneurial world- she developed her first product back in 1996. Lori’s earring organizer sold out on her first appearance on the QVC Network and she sold well over $1million worth of product. She hasn’t looked back since.

That first successful product launch catapulted Lori Greiner into the fast paced world of the entrepreneur. Today she runs a multimillion dollar a year company, holds over 100 patents, has over $350 million in sales, and features over 350 products in her line. Lori sells kitchen tools, travel bags,  unique accessories, and must-have organizers for all around the home. Her many items can be purchased on her QVC Show, “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner,” as well as in retail outlets all around the globe.

Lori Greiner’s success is grounded in her determination, which she demonstrated at the outset of her career as an entrepreneur. She literally combed the streets of Chicago, sharing her first product, an earring organizer, with women and getting their feedback. Convinced that she had a winner, she doggedly pitched it, calling companies to distribute her invention “thousands of times,” until they picked up the phone and eventually partnered with her on the earring organizer.

QVC Queen Lori Greiner Perfect Fit

This background makes Lori Greiner a perfect fit for the Shark Tank. Not only is she a self-made multimillionaire, but she’s the show’s resident “gadget expert.”  Any time an entrepreneur with an “As-Seen-On-TV” type product comes on the show, all eyes fall on Lori first. They should, she has over ten years experience pitching her own products on her QVC show. She knows what sells, and she features products with a broad appeal that solve problems.

Lori Greiner also brings the experiences of starting at ground zero to the Shark Tank. When she developed her first product, she had to get patents, cut deals with manufacturers, and pitch would be investors and distribution partners herself. This experience gives her unparalleled insight into the process of bringing a product from idea, to prototype, to successful distribution. Now, after years of success, she finds herself in the position of being a go to person, in and out of the Shark Tank, in the business of new inventions for the retail market.

This bootstrapping background, along with her sharp edged personality and good looks, has made her an instant hit on the Shark Tank TV Show. It is unclear at this writing whether Lori will become one of the The Sharks on a full time basis or not, though she confessed on Twitter that she would “like to continue.” Whether she stays on ABC’s Shark Tank TV Show as a full time shark in the future remains to be seen, but she is, and will continue to be, my favorite shark!



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    Regards ,Priscilla

  2. Pat Goldberg says:

    Lori wherre can I purchase the Coraroys which I just saw on the night of 3-8-2013–shark tank

  3. tanya hood says:

    hello ms greiner

    i have a great invention for women, yes i know you hear that over and over. but this is something all women will need/millions of women will need and love. please, please give me a chance to tell you. thank you very much. my #’s are 919-900-8699/240-277-1376.

  4. phyllis pannell says:

    dear lori ;i watch and enjoyyour show qvc and shark tank all the time .my name is phyllis pannell ;cleveland ohio. i have 2 million dollar . seller projects i know you will be able to help me .please contact me immedialy for details and info. i can show you at (216) 475-9578 thank you p.p.

  5. Ms Greiner,,i have a unique idea that im 100 % postive that in the retail market would be a winner,,,i would love to present it to you in private email and you can tell me if you feel the same ,im looking for someone to take the chance to invest in me with aprofitible return

  6. Veronica campos says:

    Hello, Lori
    I trying to get great detail on my invention, it’s a great product and it either a household use or a business on the go. It’s amazing and I’ve search to see if there is anything like my idea, please call if interested to hear what it is. 201-344-2128

  7. You’re so hot! I’d just like to take you out for a date. Are you single by chance? I’m young, successful and a super cool guy, up here in Seattle. Email me- golfdude241@gmail.com if you want to chat and meet up for mini golf & dinner. I guarantee you’ll have fun if you go on a date with me 🙂

  8. june friday says:

    Lori, i just watched an interview with you and your fellow shark… thank you it was very informative. as with a lot of people, i also have a great new and healthy product that would be wanted and needed by virtually EVERYONE. it’s something we all do every day (at least most of us) but in a healthier and safer way…… i’ve watched all the sharks and their methods of choosing and like most women are to men, sometimes i just can’t seem to understand them…. YOU are my pick because you seem to understand the common person and can evaluate their wants and needs… i really need to talk to you personally and i wouldn’t approach you or try to waste your time if i didn’t know that this is a SURE thing. you have my e-mail address, my home phone number is (530) 365-9580 if i can’t answer, the machine will be on………. thank you so much, hope to be hearing from you. June Friday

  9. Devin Spooner says:

    Hello Lori, my wife and i came up with great product that wethink would be a big hit, but being a guy out of work,i was wondering what are the best steps to take to get it out there in front of the right people without someone taking the idea from me. I have check it out and there is nothing out there like it. So if you have any input tat could help that would be awesome.

    • Richard C. Graczyk says:

      Lori, I have an idea but no money. My idea is a mechanical bank , already on the market, but
      none with a Shark that you insert a coin into the Sharks mouth, push a button, and the coin
      is deposited into a see through Shark Tank. Most are made of a cast iron type material, but
      all I have is the idea. I thought maybe a picture of all the Sharks printed on the Shark Tank
      would help sell the product. What do you think?

  10. Diana Lotfi says:

    I have a line of interchangeable jewelry consists of (earrings-necklaces-pins-bracelets) – perfect to match to different color outfits and perfect for QVC. Don’t need any financing (I have savings) but need your help to launch. I am 58 years old and proud mother of two. Please contact at 212-213-3040

  11. I have a business plan I would like to send over to you. We are seeking investors to help us. I need to know were we can send it to. One of are partners was in Culture magazine .

    Thank you
    Anthony Poni


  13. Joyce Jaramillo says:

    Dear Lori, I have a great idea for the medical field and which can be used for everyone. I only have one made in which my brother who is in a wheelchair is using. I would love to talk to you about it and see if you would be interested in working with me on it. I am not sure what to do next. Please call me at 435-241-9606 you wont be sorry.

  14. Kimberly Brennan says:

    Dear Lori,

    I am a single mom living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’m an artist and would love to start a business. I have a lot of creative ideas but the trick is having the money and the time to get established while working a full-time job as a Project Manager which pays for health insurance and all of my bills. I have a small two bedroom apartment that doesn’t allow me much space to create, so I’ve tried to find an affordable house but all of the homes in the school district are too expensive for me. I could afford properties further away, but I would have to leave a really great school district for one that isn’t so great. Plus I would have school/home transportation issues. Do you have any advice? It would be so amazing if I could afford to stay home and produce art all day long. I want to paint, sculpt, carve, create portraits, etc. Oh, how I envy people living out their passion. Do you know any investors out there willing to help someone like me? I am sure that with just $100k startup, I could afford a house, open my studio, build a great business, transition away from my job, and have the ability to pick up my daughter from school. Lori, I’m on my own. It’s rough. I have no family (locally) and only two close friends, who are my rocks, but they also work full-time jobs. I hate leaning on people and it’s hard to ask for money. But I work hard, I’m almost 50 years old, and I’m ready to work even harder for what really matters to me. I just need a little help. My dream is to have my own gallery some day.

  15. Naomi R Margolis says:

    Dear Lori,
    I have emailed two submissions to you in reference to Bantam Bagels/Bagel Stuffins. I would love to meet or speak with you about our proposal at your earliest convenience. Looking forward to working together! As you know, people can only succeed if they “try”.
    Best regards,
    Naomi R Margolis
    President EJP

  16. Connie Hawse says:

    hello Lori my name is Connie, I have an idea but I do not know how to get started from ground zero and making it producing it where to get it made but it would help thousands of women around the world young and old . Can you help? Thanks Connie

  17. I’ve enjoyed the show since the VERY BEGINNING…and think that you are just a GREAT ADDITION TO THE SHOW. You are TERRIFIC.!!!!!!…SOOO CLEVER in your negotiating!!!!
    I’m really inquiring about a stunning silver, (looked like a knit) top ….BRIGHT SILVER, long-sleeved and, I think a round neck. I have similiar coloring as you do and am almost, but not quite as petite as you. …You have been shown wearing this pretty top in several “promos” for the show over time.
    If…you EVER had free minute (!!!!) could you send me the info on it?..It’s just so simple and elegant, timeless and festive! I,m a transplant New Yorker…living in Scottsdale for the last 43 yrs……(Do get back to the big APPLE..though!……can’t stay away for long!!)
    Shark Tank is on the top of my list…..LOVE the ideas…that are featured…..Very interesting Show….a study in people and interesting to see the panel’s reactions!!!! GREAT!!
    I HOPE that you can reply…..otherwise…I would truly understand.
    Thank you!!

  18. Travis kelly says:

    Lori, hi I’m a Toyota machine Tech very good with inventions,my hand, tools an ideas
    What I want to ask is… what is a good product to you or someone your know that you think would make good money but has yet to be invented shoot me all the ideas you have I just might be able to come up with the prototype myself an we can make some serious money an make many people happy with there daily needs.

  19. Lori I have a new medical invention . And it works great. I can up with it for my grandson . I can see it in EVEY hospital ER room and most Doctors office . Iam not a business man . Just a person that solve problems. Contact me at 502-257-3283 or email at bruce9936@aol.com.

  20. Hi Lori I have a great toddler sippy cup idea that does not exist at all please I ask you to share your time and please overlook my idea it’s a very convenient idea I have drawn it to scale and have my sketches already thank you . Much

  21. Vana Gulick says:

    Lori, who is the designer of the awesome tops you where on Shark Tank with various cut outs in the neckline?
    I have see some knockoffs that are similar but they don’t have a good fit in keeping the cut out smooth when wearing the top.

  22. Hey Lori I have an invention that every house hold and business could use around the world. I would bet everything I have on it if u would respond back I would share my idea and it is something that could be on Q V C for sure . I will garentee u will love this idea . If u give me 1 min of your time on the phone we will make millions . This is the first time I have ever tried reaching out 2 someone but 1 min on the phone will be worth it my name is edra meadows my number is 252-425-4397 thank u

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