Category Archives: Shark Tank

Happy Feet to Launch Disney Slippers

October 3, 2018 | Shark Tank

Louisville, KY., Los Angeles, CA. OCTOBER 1, 2018– Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank, is thrilled to announce a collaboration between Happy Feet and Disney.  Happy Feet will produce a robust line of plush slippers and proprietary footwear for Disney and Disney•Pixar brands, which includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Nightmare Before Christmas, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess, Frozen, Toy Story 4, and many more. “We are delighted to embark on this new journey with Disney. Their expansive portfolio of beloved characters and timeless stories provide Happy Feet with…

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The Street: This Former Uber Driver Built a Multi-Million Dollar Beach Towel Business

May 7, 2018 | Shark Tank

Yes, beach towels. Brandon Leibel, along with his two friends, founded Sand Cloud, a beach towel and apparel company that booked $6 million in sales in 2017. Yes, beach towels. Brandon Leibel, who once drove Uber cars to make ends meet, co-founded Sand Cloud, a beach towel and apparel company.  After years of hard work and an appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the company saw revenue of $6 million in 2017 and aims to book upwards of $15 million in 2018. Sand Cloud is working with Robert Herjavec on “Shark Tank.” Leibel and his friends started the business with just $10,000….

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Success: What the Sharks Have Learned After a Decade in the Tank

February 7, 2018 | In the News, Shark Tank

After almost 10 years of Shark Tank, the Sharks reflect on what they’ve learned and the best deals they’ve made. The Sharks are cold, cunning and curt. They tell it like it is. They aren’t afraid to let an entrepreneur know when his or her idea is bad—or even terrible. They’re in it for the money and the money alone. Or at least that’s what they make viewers think. Last year—the ninth season of the Emmy-winning business reality show—the Sharks witnessed the single most emotional moment in Shark Tank history. “In all the nine years I’ve been on the show, I was never so moved,”…

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What 9 Years of Shark Tank Has Taught Me

December 5, 2017 | LinkedIn Influencer, Shark Tank

Shark Tank is an award-winning show, so there’s a lot at stake — for the entrepreneurs and for us Sharks. Every year, the show’s producers get upwards of 250,000 applicants but only 150 of them end up traveling to LA and taping a segment with the Sharks each season. What sets those 150 entries apart? How do they ensure they make the cut? And if they do, what helps them secure a deal? After being on Shark Tank for 9 years, here’s what I’ve learned: Don’t Be Boring! This is the #1 lesson — you’re on national television and TV is…

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Wrapping Up 2016, Cheers to a Successful 2017!

December 28, 2016 | Create Your Success, Shark Tank

2016 has been an incredible year! Not only has Herjavec Group seen immense growth, I also saw many of my Shark Tank ventures steadily grow and elevate their businesses. I talked to them about their businesses for the #CreateYourSuccess series and I sensed a common theme from the Q/A’s – work hard and commit!! Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy – it always comes at a price. Time away from friends and family is only a start. It’s clear that all the entrepreneurs I work with have poured blood, sweat, and tears into their businesses. But the key is: they use any challenge that comes with starting…

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Forbes: Top 5 Christmas and Hanukkah Must Haves From ‘Shark Tank’

December 6, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or even Chrismukkah, you may find something to your liking in this list of top five holiday must-haves that were pitched on ABC’s hit business reality show Shark Tank.  1. Tipsy Elves You have been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party, and the host is giving a $50 Amazon (AMZN) gift card for the best one. But you don’t have time, nor creativity, to make your own with appliques from Michaels. And irony-loving hipsters have picked clean all of the thrift stores. Never fear. Turn heads with a sweater from Tipsy Elves. The San Diego, Calif.-based company…

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Forbes: What Makes The Investors Bite: The Industries That Get The Most Deals On ‘Shark Tank’

November 23, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

What makes Shark Tank investors sink their teeth into a deal? Sometimes, the hook is in the company’s industry. On the hit ABC show, entrepreneurs pitch celebrity investors for a chance at professional partnerships. FORBES found that 319 businesses accepted deals on-air in the first seven seasons of Shark Tank. We spoke to 237 of them and learned that investors tend to form deals where their own professional interests lie. Home good companies were offered the most deals, and the most money, in the first seven seasons. And Lori Greiner, the queen of QVC, led the frenzy of sharks. While 73% of the hand-shake agreements made on-air change or fall…

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Inc: ‘Shark Tank’ Star Robert Herjavec on Mark Cuban: ‘If He Did It, Why Not Me?’

June 20, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

Robert Herjavec, who co-founded the Canadian cybersecurity company Herjavec Group in 2003, joined the first season of Shark Tank, in 2009, after starring on the Canadian version, Dragons’ Den. Today, after eight seasons, Herjavec is known as “the nice judge,” a description he uses to his advantage. While he admits he joined the show for the exposure–Herjavec Group opened its U.S. office in 2014–he says that being on it has taught him some lessons he didn’t expect. — As told to Liz Welch  “Don’t mistake kindness for weakness” is a quote I live by. It hangs behind my desk. People say I’m the kind judge–I think…

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Time: The Shark Tank Way to Ask for a Raise

June 8, 2016 | Shark Tank

Of all the dealings people have with their boss or manager, probably none makes them more edgy than asking for a raise. That’s understandable. Everyone prefers to be sufficiently rewarded for his or her work, and everyone would like to believe that their worth is so obvious that they shouldn’t have to negotiate a fair return. It sounds too much like begging. When they feel that they are insufficiently paid, they need to take action on their own. Like everything else associated with life, they can do it very well or they can do it very poorly. Most people do…

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Business Insider: ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Robert Herjavec Shares the Top 3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make in a Pitch

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Over seven seasons of “Shark Tank” and six seasons of its Canadian predecessor “Dragon’s Den,” Robert Herjavec has seen hundreds of pitches from entrepreneurs looking for funding. By this point, he can determine whether he can trust an entrepreneur with his money within the first few minutes of a pitch. The investor and cybersecurity CEO recently chatted with The Ranker Podcast host Daniel Kohn about his new book, “You Don’t Have to be a Shark,” and explained what he considers to be the top mistakes entrepreneurs make in a pitch. Here are the red flags that Herjavec looks for from his chair in the…

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