We all know and love the ABC show, Shark Tank. Watching judges Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary fight over companies or reject their offers is absolutely captivating! Here are 5 of the coolest Shark Tank businesses!
Scrub Daddy – Lori Greiner
Lori Greiner teamed up with Scrub Daddy inventor, Aaron Krause, by investing $200,000 for a 20% stake in October of 2012. This sponge cleans without scratching surfaces and dries without giving off an odor. I LOVE my Scrub Daddy! I’ve bought a couple over the years and can’t go without it! In 2015, Scrub Daddy made over $20 million.
Tipsy Elves – Robert Herjavec
Prior to appearing on Shark Tank in 2013, Tipsy Elves founders Evan Mendelsohn and Nick Morton pulled in $900,000 annually. Robert Herjavec invested $100,000 for 10% of their company and introduced the idea of doing not only Christmas sweaters but also additional holidays (including college football season). Their sales have surpassed $20 million.
Squatty Potty – Lori Greiner
I’m sure you have seen the Squatty Potty commercials with the unicorn on the toilet and that terribly catchy tune. Founder, Robert Edwards, was trying to help his mother ease her constipation and in turn created the Squatty Potty! This thing is no joke and actually has great health benefits for going number 2! (I know first hand since I own one…)
In November of 2014, Lori invested $350,000 for a 10% stake in the company. In 2015 they made $18.7 million in revenue.
Breathometer – Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary and Daymond John
In September of 2013 Breathometer inventor, Charles Yim, managed to spark the interest of five sharks to get a total investment of $1 million with a combined stake of 30%. The Breathometer is portable Breathalyzer that plugs into your cell phone. In 2015, the company’s revenue was between $9 million and $10 million.
Lumio – Robert Herjavec
Max Gunawan invented the book look-a-like, foldable lamp called Lumio. In January of 2015, Robert invested $350,000 for a 10% stake. This modern piece has made more than $6 million in revenue in 2015.