This guy aka as George Conway of BedRyder asked the Sharks for $200,000 in exchange for 15% equity in his company. BedRyder makes safety seats for the backs of pickup trucks. To Conway's credit, he's a great salesman and he was animated and fun as he demonstrated the product on a pickup. But his answers to the investors' most important questions left them shaking their heads.
Shark Tank Season 6, Episode 11 started with Steven Hersh, asking $500,000 for 30% of his luggage company, Biaggi. Biaggi is a collapsible luggage system that folds flat for easy storage. The Sharks are impressed with Biaggi’s $2.5 million in sales in the last two years… until they find out that Steven paused manufacturing 6 months into this year because he found that consumers needed more education on the product.
Shark Tank Season 6, Episode 10 first entrants were David Krippendorf and Nick Tseng, founders of The Kitchen Safe. They came in asking for a $100,000 investment in exchange for 5% equity in their company. The Kitchen Safe is exactly what it sounds like, a time-locking safe that allows users to lock up tempting foods, electronic devices, or any variety of objects for a set amount of time. The Kitchen Safe has about $300,000 in sales, 90% of which has been from online orders, and the company has been shipping for only 11 months.
Shark Tank Season 6, Episode 9 started with John Smith seeking $100,000 investment in exchange for a 10% stake in his company Storm Stoppers. Company makes easy-to-install custom sized window covers that protect windows in case of storms. A Storm Stopper kit goes for about $2,500 for a full house, compared to about $500 for the amount of plywood used to seal an entire house. Though, as John demonstrates, Storm Stoppers protect windows much better than plywood does.
Shark Tank Season 6 Episode 8 started with Ashley Drake seeking a $100,000 investment in return for 20% equity in her company, The Natural Grip. Ashley and her husband came up with The Natural Grip as a way to protect her hands against the beating they took her in CrossFit classes. The Natural Grip is the only custom reusable tape handgrip based off ring finger size. Ashley says her product is better than competitors because the other grips are bulky leather, or they’re slippery cloth or nylon.
Shark Tank Season 6 Episode 7 started with Mr. Whaley, owner of TITIN, seeking half a million investment in return for 5% equity in his company. TITIN sells weighted compression gear, an ideal solution for athletes looking to take their training to the next level. A biomechanics engineer by trade, Patrick came up with idea for TITIN in his dorm room, and even used TITIN to rehabilitate himself after getting shot in the chest when he got caught in the midst of a bank robbery.
Season 6 Episode 6 started with Curt Campbell, seeking $500,000 investment in exchange for 35% equity in his company, The Oilerie. Inspired by a trip to Poland where he saw boutique olive oil shops, Curt decided to bring the idea of bulk olive oil buying back to the states. Now, Curt owns seven shops where patrons can taste and sample the various Italian-imported olive oils before choosing which bottles they’d like to buy. Resident Olive Oil Snob, Mr.
Shark Tank Season 6, Episode 5 started with Rachel and Steve McMurtrey presenting Jungle Jumparoo. They came in asking for a $100,000 in exchange for 20% equity in their kids bouncy toy company. The Jungle Jumparoo is essentially a large innertube with tall sturdy poles on the interior of the tube for kids to hold onto while they bounce. In a year of business, Jungle Jumparoo has sold about 1200 units, at $399 apiece for the large toy, and $249 for the smaller version. They have design and utility patents pending, and the kids in the tank appear to love the bouncy toy.
Shark Tank Season 6 episode 4 begins with Kimberly and Koray Ava, a mother and son asking for a $285,000 investment in exchange for 25% equity in their faux wedding cake rental company. The Avas came up with Fun Cakes Cake Rental after realizing that the extravagant costs of wedding cakes could be greatly decreased by offering a less-expensive rental option. The Avas offer 150 beautifully decorated cake options that can be shipped worldwide and rented for a fraction of the cost of a real cake (about $150 for the rental versus $1,200 for the real cake).
Shark Tank Season 6 episode 3 started with Ray Phillips and Alvin Uy, asking for a $260,000 investment in exchange for 10% equity in their company, SoapSox. Ray came up with SoapSox in hopes that he could make bathtime fund for kids by giving them a loofah-like animal that could easily transition into the tub. In just 6 months, SoapSox has reached $300,000 in sales and is poised for success with a Nordstrom rollout, and design and utility patents pending.