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Cookie Dough Cafe and Cycloramic Gets it Done

Shark Tank season 5, episode 16 started with Chris Pouy and Tiffany Panhilason owners of flavored milk manufacturer. Chris and Tiffany asked the Sharks for a $250,000 investment in exchange for 10% of their company Cow Wow Cereal Milk. Reasoning that the best kind of milk is the milk left in the bottom of the bowl after a sweet cereal, Chris and Tiffany founded Cow Wow. They’re looking to break into the $1.5 billion dollar flavored milk category, but to date only have about $20,000 in sales.

SwimZip Zips a Deal - Shark Tank Season 5 Episode 15

Shark Tank season 5 episode 15 started with Betsy Johnson and her brother Berry Wanless, founders of SwimZip, a sun protective swimsuit line. Betsy and Berry came in seeking $60,000 in exchange for 5% equity in their company. Inspired by her own battle with skin cancer at age 26, SwimZips block 98% of cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. The Sharks are definitely impressed with SwimZip’s $225,000 in sales in just their third year, but they also have reservations about the company’s business plan and high valuation.

Invisiplug Plugs the Deal in Episode 14

Shark Tank season 5 episode 14 started with Lauren Padawar from Alaska, pitching her business Alaska Glacial Mud Company. Lauren asked the Sharks for a $100,000 investment in exchange for 20% equity in her company. Alaska Glacial Mud Company was born when Lauren discovered that the buttery Copper River mud left her skin glowing during a wilderness rafting trip. She found that the mud’s microfine clay particles release toxins and exfoliate dead skin, and she’s been selling it ever since. Her sales to date are $36,000/year, and she markets AGMC to spas around the world.

WallRx and GrooveBook Gets in Done - Shark Tank Season 5 Episode 13

Shark Tank season 5 episode 13 started with Thomas Hill, former player of Green Bay Packers, pitching his kids fitness company, Bounce Boot Camp. Thomas asked the Sharks for a $30,000 investment in exchange for 20% equity in his company. Bounce Boot Camp is a traveling set of inflatables specifically designed for kids to get fit while having fun. The equipment can be configured multiple ways, allowing a great workout while kids also get to bounce around. With a Shark’s investment, Thomas hopes to license out Bounce Boot Camp to franchisees at the cost of $40,000.

TipsyElves Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Not So Ugly Deal

Shark Tank season 12 episode 5 started with Lite-Netics. Founder Shawn Genenbacher came into the tank seeking a $125,000 investment in exchange for 20% equity in his company specializing in the magnetized version of standard strings of holiday lights. Shawn demonstrates that Lite-Netics are easily to install to indoor or outdoor metal surfaces, which takes the frustration out of holiday decorating. However, as Lori is quick to point out, the lights won’t attach to aluminum surfaces, and many homeowners may not know the exact material their house is made from.

Shark Tank Season 5 Episode 11 - Bubba Q’s Boneless Ribs Makes The Deal

Shark Tank Season 5 Episode 11 started with Marley Marotta and Alexander Mendeluk owners of SpiritHood. The team came in asking for a $450,000 investment in exchange for 15% equity in their flury animal hat company. SpiritHoods sells animal-themed faux fur hats with paws for hands and sleeves that can be wrapped like a scarf. Through online sales with major retailers like Zappos, Nordstrom online and Harrods, SpiritHoods has hit $9.3 million in sales to date.

Yubo Lunchbox and Grace and Lace Come Out With Deals in Episode 10

Shark Tank season 5 episode 10 first presenters that night were Cyndi and Paul Pedrazzi, pitching their company, Yubo Lunchbox. The Pedrazzis came in asking for a $150,000 investment in exchange for 15% equity in their customizable lunchbox company. The pair came up with Yubo after growing frustrated with existing lunchboxes on the market. Yubo is easy to clean with its optional inner containers, and kids can design (and re-design) the outside of their Yubo however they like. The basic Yubo sells for $21.95 and the deluxe model sells for $30-40, depending on customization.

Shark Tank Season 5 Episode 9 Ends With No Deals - Not Even For Surprise Ride

Shark Tank season 5 episode 9 started with Jamie Siminoff, owner of DoorBot, asking for a $700,000 investment in exchange for 10% equity in his modernizing doorbell company. DoorBot is a high-tech doorbell that allows homeowners to see and communicate with guests at their front door via a smartphone app, that Jamie calls “caller ID for your front door.” The units sell for $199 apiece and cost $81.83 to make. Jamie sells DoorBots primarily direct to consumer, which has helped him hit $1 million in sales in the last 9 months.

Paparazzi Proposals Snaps Deal in Shark Tank Episode 8

Shark Tank Season 5 episode 8 started with Sarah Schultz, asking a $160,000 investment in exchange for 20% equity in her company, Schultzies Bread Pudding. Named for her late father, Schultzies is a one-of-a-king bread pudding parlor that first began as a 140 square foot retail kiosk on Venice Beach. After doing more than $190,000 in sales at the Venice Beach location in 2012, Sarah is looking to expand her pudding empire with a new storefront location in San Francisco.

Better Life Natural Cleaning Products, 180 Cup and Tree T-Pee Get Deals on Shark Tank Episode 7

Season 5 episode 7 first brought into the Shark Tank Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs, owners of Better Life Natural Cleaning Products. The entrepreneurs were seeking a $400,000 investment in exchange for 7% equity in their natural cleaning company. In a convincing demonstration, the men prove exactly how it is they can claim that their product is natural, safe, and a better cleaning product than their competitors. Thanks to a plant-based formula, Better Life products are safe enough to use without gloves, and you could even spray them in your mouth!

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