Shark Tank

When I saw Shark Tank for the first time, I was hooked. It was love at first watch! A show where passionate people share their innovative ideas with the public, and experienced and successful judges give the entrepreneurs advice on how to succeed. These posts are my thoughts on the ideas presented, the show, and the people involved.

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 5 | Episode 17

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 5 | Episode 17

Shark Tank recaps are back! I took a brief hiatus when ABC changed the format of their own episode recaps, requiring me to pause every 5 seconds to take even more extensive notes than I already was. But it’s hard to have a blog about loving ideas and not talk about Shark Tank. That, and it gets me great organic long-tail search traffic. So – I’m back!

Shark Tank – Season 5, Episode 17

Pitch #1: Moberi Smoothies

Elevator Pitch: bicycle-powered smoothies

The Entrepreneur(s): Ryan Carpenter

The Ask: $50k for 15% equity Read More

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 24

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 24

This episode was the Season 4 finale! Regular Shark Tank recaps will resume with the start of Season 5.

Shark Tank – Season 4, Episode 24

Pitch #1: Three-Day Rule

Elevator Pitch: exclusive online dating club

The Entrepreneur(s): Val Brennan

The Ask: $200k for 10% equity

The Deal: no deal

My take:

  • Val said she was a lawyer working 16 hours a day with zero time for a love life. Her solution? Start a startup! Read More
Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 21

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 21

Shark Tank – Season 4, Episode 21

Pitch #1: Misto Box

Elevator Pitch: coffee of the month subscription service

The Ask: $75k for 15% equity

The Deal: they offered Mark Cuban 30% equity for $75k; Mark accepted

My take:

  • I don’t know – I’ve seen a lot of “blah-of-the-month” subscription services, including coffee. When these guys first pitched, I kept waiting for their big differentiator but didn’t really see any. Read More
Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 22

Shark Tank Bits & Bites: Season 4 | Episode 22

Welcome to my first weekly review of the latest episode of Shark Tank! I’ll use these posts to talk about my thoughts and first impressions after watching the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas. Basically, it is my opinion of what went down. It is not meant to be an exact recap – for that (and to watch the episode), I’ll post an official link. Read More