Shark Tank

Shark Barbara Corcoran - This fiery real estate mogul turned a $1,000 loan into a real estate empire worth more than 2 billion dollars!

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Meet Barbara's Entrepreneurs!

Ava the Elephant Tiffany Krumins

Tiffany is a nanny-turned-entrepreneur who invented a friendly medicine dropper that cheers children on to take their medicine. When Tiffany presented her product on Shark Tank, she had only a handmade clay prototype. Two years later, Ava The Elephant was being manufactured in China and sold nationwide in CVS, Safeway, Kerr Drugs, Harmens, McKesson, and Kroger. While Tiffany's dream was coming true, there was something still nagging at her. She had always wanted Ava to be made in the USA. After months of research, Ava will now be made in the state of Tennessee.

Body Jac "Cactus Jack" Barringer

Try as he might, 60-year old Jack Barringer of Ames, Iowa couldn't lose his beer belly. Then he had a heart attack—and a wake-up call. Jack invented a simple pushup device to help him shed the extra pounds. Sharks Barbara Corcoran and Kevin Herrington agreed to back him with $180,000—but only if he was able to lose 30lbs in a month. Jack proved he was up for the challenge.

Cerebral Success Trevor Hiltbrand

Trevor Hiltbrand developed Cerebral Success out of his college dorm room. Alarmed by rising rates of prescription drug use on college campuses, he hoped to find a better, healthier alternative to these risky study aids. Cerebral success is a premium brain supplement designed to enhance memory, focus, and mental agility. Cerebral Success is well on its way to becoming the pre-eminent brain supplement on the market! Check out this review here where Cerebral Success was rated #1 best brain supplement.

Cousins Maine Lobster Jim Tselikis & Sabin Lomac

Cousins Jim and Sabin are native Mainers with a passion for sharing fresh Maine lobster. After a vodka-fueled meeting of the minds in 2011, they brainstormed a way to bring a real Maine taste to California. Fast forward four years and Cousins Maine Lobster can be found in 10 cities in the U.S. with 19 food trucks, a brick and mortar Lobster Shack in LA and a successful online distribution service that provides the Cousins Maine Lobster experience for hungry patrons at home.

Daisy Cakes Kim Nelson

Kim Daisy, founder of Daisy Cakes, learned to bake at the apron strings of her grandmothers and great aunt Daisy.  Since then she has become one of America's hottest entrepreneurs and small business success stories after securing a deal with Barbara Corcoran on "Shark Tank". Kim has proven that tenacity and unflappable confidence are recipes for achieving the American Dream and building a multi-million dollar business.

Frill Clothing Sharon Bui & Kate Steadman

Sharon Bui, a sorority and marketing girl from North Carolina, came up with the idea of Frill after having difficulty finding stylish and affordable clothing options for sorority recruitment. In 2011 she approached Kate Steadman, another North Carolina gal with experience in the apparel design and production field, and Frill was born! Putting their talents together and combining what little money they had, the two designed outfits that are perfect for any day of sorority recruitment. Kevin O'Leary, along with Barbara, invested in Frill and the brand now prides itself on being The One Stop Sorority Shop. Today, Frill dresses thousands of sorority girls across the country!

Grace & Lace Melissa & Rick Hinnant

Melissa Hinnant, owner of Grace and Lace, is a lifelong DIY girl who made a pair of lacey legwarmers for herself in 2011 that received raving compliments everywhere she went. She listed some for sale online and within days was overwhelmed with orders she could not possibly fulfill on her own! What started as an “accidental company” quickly turned into a full-blown women’s clothing line, with fashion pieces for every woman and every season!! A true Shark Tank success story, Grace & Lace is also passionate about making a difference in the world. A portion of every sale goes toward building orphanages in India, taking orphans off the street and providing for their core needs.

Hold Your Haunches Jenny Greer & Erin Bickley

Jenny Greer and Erin Bickley, the “Head Haunchos,” started Hold Your Haunches started back in 2010. The idea came to life during their daily walk, while discussing their dissatisfaction with body shaper clothing not keeping everything in place! They put their heads together and developed Hold Your Haunches, a line of luxury fashion pants that feature a layer of highly graded compression shapewear for the shapely and smooth silhouette every woman is looking for.

Nardo's Natural Danny, Kyle, & DJ Mastronardo

In 2009, the Mastronardo brothers discovered the health benefits of coconut oil and decided to formulate a locally sourced, all-natural skincare line. Inspired by the New York Firefighter calendar, the brothers pose shirtless along with the ingredients that make Nardo’s Natural skin care so unique. Since Shark Tank, the brothers have inked a deal with a major factory to produce and bottle their product and are in talks with a hotel distributor to put Nardo’s Naturals on the luxury hotel map all across the nation.

Paintzen James Goldman, Justin Geller, Mike Russel

Paintzen is a marketplace for home and office painting - providing customers with instant quotes and matching them to experienced paint crews. Paintzen was founded in early 2013 by a group of colleagues who noticed that finding a trustworthy painting company or a reliable painter could be a very daunting task. Now, Paintzen has a community of painters and apartment owners in New York City and are turning the bare to flair.

PayRange Paresh Patel

Paresh Patel founded PayRange after being unable to fill his tires at a gas station because he didn’t have enough quarters. PayRange aims to break the payment barrier by bringing cost-effective, easy-to-use mobile payments to machines that include vending, parking meters, luggage carts, transit ticketing, laundromats, amusement, and more. Paresh Patel is a veteran of the automated retail industry, having previously founded companies on both the customer-side and the technology-side.

Pipcorn Jen & Jeff Martin

At 26 and 23 brother and sister duo Jeff and Jen Martin discovered the absolute best popcorn they had ever had. So with no money but lots of ambition they decided not only were they going to start a popcorn company but it was going to be a huge success. They started hand stamping bags and selling Pipcorn at outdoor markets in Brooklyn. Now in every single Whole Foods, they have innovated the popcorn aisle, while standing by their core belief that a product should be good for you and for the world we live in.

PiperWaiSarah Ribner & Jess Edelstein

Business partners since their lemonade stand in elementary school, Jess and Sarah co-founded PiperWai Natural Deodorant, a natural cream deodorant made with the absorbent power of activated charcoal. It all started when Jess decided she’d had enough of the struggle with harsh, chemical ingredients in typical deodorants that irritated her sensitive skin. So she set out to invent her own formula. To test it out, she shared it with her best friend Sarah, who took it on a volunteer trip to South America. It held up trekking through the hot and humid weather, and by the end of her trip, Sarah was a believer. Together, they refined the product and created a brand that is quickly on its way to becoming a household name!

Pork Barrel BBQ Heath Hall & Brett Thompson

Were Washington lobbyists hustling pork barrel spending on the US senate floor. They decided to launch their BBQ sauce business to supplement their income on weekends. It was their Shark Tank appearance that got them the cash from Barbara and notoriety they needed to go from selling 5 small stores to 500 large grocery stores within months. They'll also be opening the new Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant chain this spring. The catch? Heath Hall looks just like an adorable pig and Barbara made dressing like a pig the marketing gimmick part of the deal.

Ride On Carry On Darryl Lenz

Flight attendant Darryl Lenz noted that baby strollers were a complete hassle at airports. So she invented a clever chair that attaches to carry-on luggage and lets children get a free ride! Her chair folds flat, goes right through security, and fits neatly into the plane's overhead bin. Since Darryl and her husband showed their Ride On Carry On chair on Shark Tank, the chairs—now in four new colors--have flown off the shelves in the US and abroad!

Ry’s Ruffery Ryan & Daniela Kelly

Ryan Kelly created Ry’s Ruffery when he realized that his dog, Barkley, didn't like mass-produced, generic dog treats. Made from all-natural ingredients, 10-year old Ryan began selling his dog treats at his brother’s lacrosse games and at the local dog shelter. Since his appearance on Shark Tank, Ry’s Ruffery is now sold in major retail chains across the country and Ryan has been nominated for Ernst & Young’s entrepreneur of the year and is one of Crain’s Top 2o Under 20.

Social Rewards Joseph Morin & Mike Uesugi

Joseph Morin and Mike Uesugi founded Social Rewards out of their desire to be rewarded with loyalty points for tweeting about brands they already loved. Social Rewards is a social media-based loyalty marketing program that rewards a brand’s consumers with loyalty points for engaging in social media activity such as brand mentions via Twitter and Facebook Likes and fan activity. Their  primary focus is Movie Trailer Marketing and they recently partnered with 20th Century Fox Film to create and launch

The COOP Juliet Ward & Lucinda Lent

Juliet Ward and Lucinda Lent were friends for many years before they had kids. They hung out in cool places, had interesting conversations, and wore high heels. Then they had kids. Their cool coffee houses and leisurely lunch hangouts were traded in for windowless play spaces overrun with junkie toys and cutesy murals. Not content to accept this fate, the ladies came up with the concept of the COOP. A Cool, modern playspace for kids, that doesn't forget the adults desire to be in a space that caters to them as well (hello...CAPPUCCINO BAR!!!!). The COOP is open, it is clean, it is modern, and it's lots of fun.

Tom + Chee Trew Quackenbush & Corey Ward

Tom and Chee is reinventing the way America thinks about grilled cheese! Starting in a small tent on Cincinnati's iconic Fountain Square, they have now grown their business with corporate owned stores and a quickly expanding franchise business. With a menu full of specialty grilled cheese, made with fresh ingredients, house roasted meats and soups made daily, Tom+Chee's new twists on a classic are taking America by storm. When you are done with your grilled cheese and tomato soup, don't forget to finish off your meal with a Grilled Cheese Donut for dessert!

Veggie Mama Theresa & Robert Fraijo

Theresa Fraijo founded Veggie Mama with one simple goal in mind: to offer more opportunities for families to enjoy veggies. Realizing there had to be a better way, Theresa set out to find healthy, all-natural snacks that could supplement her children’s missing nutrients and, more importantly, get them excited about eating vegetables. Veggie Mama can be found on the shelves of over 600 stores nationwide, including Whole Foods and Sprouts.

Villy Customs Fleetwood Hicks

When Fleetwood Hicks and his four-legged sidekick, Villy, walked onto the Shark Tank set, everyone wanted to own one of his custom fashion bicycles. His candy-colored cruisers were so enticing he snagged two Sharks, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban, and convinced them to plunk down a half a million dollars. Villy Custom, the Villy Vonka of bikes, now sells fleets of custom branded bikes to Fortune 500 corporations, upscale hotels/resorts and real estate communities. If you want to know how to build instant remarkability into your product, service, or life - let Fleetwood inspire your organization.