This week’s episode of Shark Tank featured passionate business pitches for The Factionist, Podillow, Wee Can Shop, and Grease Monkey Wipes. Did any of the big ideas pique your interest?
Nate Berkopeck, a 19–year-old NYU student, tried to raise money for The Factionist, an environmentally friendly and socially aware clothing brand. It’s “not just another apparel brand, it’s a movement,” he said. But with no sales record to back him up, the Sharks felt Nate was living in a fantasy world.| Website: http://www.thefactionist.com/
Former San Diego deputy sheriff Anthony Calbert and his wife Tina pitched their product the Podillow, a face-down tanning and massage pillow that also stores personal items. They were asking for a $250,000 investment, which was more than the Sharks believed the product was worth. | Website: http://www.podillow.com/
Wee Can Shop
Siblings Matthew and Kimberly Foley were seeking $200,000 to help expand their business Wee Can Shop, a “whimsical town” where kids buy gifts for the ones they love. In Wee Can Shop store, the kids use small shopping carts while they shop for their loved ones. The siblings had passion for the business — but no profits to back it up. The sharks had to pass. | Website: http://www.weecanshop.com/
Grease Monkey Wipes
Bicylists Erin Whalen and Tim Stansbury wanted $40K to help launch their portable hand de-greasing product Grease Monkey Wipes, which cleans everything from grease to permanent marker. In te end, passionate sales team Erin and Tim got the money they were asking for. | Website: http://www.greasemonkeywipes.com/
So, which idea was your favorite? The Factionist, Podillow, Wee Can Shop, or Grease Monkey Wipes? Let me know in the comments.