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Most Successful Shark Tank Products

Hopeful entrepreneurs lucky enough to make it on to Shark Tank have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the world’s most successful business people and investors. With nine seasons under its belt, Shark Tank viewers have seen almost every bad idea possible, from the Ionic Ear (a surgically implanted Bluetooth device) to the beer, golf course or football scented Man Candle. However, some ideas have become incredible success stories after receiving much needed investment from the Sharks. Here are some of the most successful products featured on Shark Tank.

Full disclosure: all opinions presented on this page of our own and should not substitute medical advice. We may receive a small commission for purchases made through these links.

 

Scrub Daddy

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Scrub Daddy is a smiling sponge designed to clean both sides of kitchen utensils at once. The clever sponge rinses clean of debris easily, becomes firm in cold water but soft in warm water, and has been lab tested to resist odors for two months. Lori Greiner saw innovation in its design in Season 4, and offered an investment of $200,000 for 20% equity.

Scrub Daddy is now available on QVC and can be found in Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart and Staples. Until Shark Tank, the company had made $100,000 in sales. Since the show, Scrub Daddy has gone on to make over $50 million, making it one of the greatest success stories to come from Shark Tank.

 

ReadeREST

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ResteREST is a magnetic eyeglass holder, designed to keep your glasses  securely attached to your shirt. During Season 3 of Shark Tank, Rick Hopper pitched his invention to the Sharks and Lori Greiner bit. She invested $150,000 in exchange for a whopping 65% share of the company. The simple but popular product regularly sells out on QVC and according to Business Insider, ReadeREST made $13 million in revenue in the three years following its appearance on the show.

 

Squatty Potty

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The Squatty Potty, designed by Bobby Edwards, is a toilet stool which raises the feet to help with constipation. In Season 6, ‘QVC Queen’ Lori Geiner knew this idea was marketable. She was joined by fellow Shark Kevin O’Leary and together they offered $350,000 for 10% equity. Within 24 hours of making the deal on Shark Tank, Squatty Potty saw $1 million in sales. This rose to $12.3 million in the first three months. They have since made a deal with Bed, Bath & Beyond and enjoy continued success.

 

Breathometer (BACtrack)

 

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Created by Charles Michael Yim, the BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for iPhone and Android Devices ingeniously turns your smartphone into a breathalyzer. Not only does the product give an alcohol level reading, it can even hail a cab if required!

This innovative product made Shark Tank history in Season 5 by becoming the first product all five Sharks invested in. Yim was given $650,000 in exchange for 30% of the company and in 2014 the company was projected to make $10-12 million in revenue, based on pre-orders.

 

Tipsy Elves

 A man from Lubbock, TX believes his colorful, magnetic light strands hold the solution to one of the holiday's biggest headaches

In Season 4, Evan Mendelsohn and Nick Morton pitched their idea for ugly Christmas sweaters to the Sharks. Before appearing on Shark Tank, Tipsy Elves had already made $600,000 after a year of sales, cashing in on the love for themed fun during the holiday season. Whilst considered a fleeting trend by some, Shark Robert Herjavec saw something more in the idea and invested $100,000 for a 10% stake in the company. He has since told Business Insider it was his most profitable and favorite investment of the show.

Since appearing on Shark Tank, the Tipsy Elves’ range of novelty “ugly” clothing has diversified and now includes everything from 80’s retro ski-suits to sweatbands and fanny packs emblazoned with the Star-Spangled Banner. In 2016, the company made $8 million and landed the license to mass produce the yuletide sweater Seth Rogen wore in the movie ‘The Night Before’.

Simple Sugars

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Lani Lazzari was only 18 years old when she appeared on Season 4 of Shark Tank to pitch Simple Sugars. An all natural skincare range catering to those with dry or sensitive skin, Lazzari had carefully researched safe and gentle ingredients that smelled great for her Simple Sugars range. Mark Cuban decided to invest $100,000 in return for 33% equity.

 

Within 24 hours of her appearance on Shark Tank, sales of Simple Sugars products had jumped from $50,000 to $220,000. Within six weeks, this had hit an incredible $1 million. Today, Simple Sugars sells nationwide and internationally, employs a team of 22 people, appears in over 700 retail locations, and last year brought in over $3 million in revenue.

 

Lumio

 

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With a background in architecture, Max Gunawan brought his Lumio foldable magnetic-lamp to the Sharks during Season 6 of the show. An accordion style, fold away reading light in the guise of a book, Robert Herjavec invested $350,000 for a 10% share in Lumio.

In 2016, Lumio made $3 million in sales, appealing to a high-end, artistic audience. With an elegant and popular design, Lumio has been written about in many publications, from the Wall Street Journal to GQ Magazine, and was named as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Crowdfunded Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

Bottle Breacher

 

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In Season 6, Former Navy SEAL Eli Crane and his wife Jen pitched the novel idea of Bottle Breacher to the Sharks. The company employed military veterans and manufactured elegant looking bottle openers out of .50-caliber bullets. Both Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary made a deal with the couple, investing $150,000 in exchange for a 20% stake in the business.

With demand increasing, O’Leary has said it was one of his most profitable investments from the show, with Bottle Breacher making $2.5 million in sales in 2017 and now employing 32 people.

 

ChordBuddy

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Music teacher and parent Travis Perry created ChordBuddy after helping his daughter to learn to play guitar. ChordBuddy is a device which attaches to the neck of an electric or acoustic guitar and features colored tabs to help novices learn the instrument. Clever and effective, ChordBuddy impressed Shark Robert Herjavec when it appeared on Season 4 of Shark Tank. Herjavec invested $175,000 for a 20% share of the business.

ChordBuddy saw revenue of approximately $2 million in 2014 and has ensured its successful growth by attracting a company spokesperson in the form of John Rich, from the popular country duo ‘Big and Rich’.

 

Hold Your Haunches

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Hold Your Haunches are shape-defining fashion trousers featuring an extendable waistband and an inner compression shell from the waist to the calf. The trousers are designed hold and sculpt the wearer’s shape via the dual contouring under layer and flowing outer layer.

In the year leading up to their appearance on Shark Tank in Season 5, creators Erin Bickley and Jenny Greer reported sales of $165,000. Six months after Sharks Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner invested $75,000 for 40% stake in the business  (plus extended a $100,000 credit line), Hold Your Haunches saw more than $1.5 million in profits. Their fashion line has since expanded to include skirts, dresses, tops, and more, all featuring the same inspired shape-defining technology.

 

BuggyBeds

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BuggyBeds was pitched by Veronica Perlongo and Maria Curcio on Season 4 of Shark Tank and acts as an early detection and prevention system for bed bugs. All five Sharks showed an interest in this inventive idea and split the $250,000 investment for 25% equity. Since then, BuggyBeds can be found in approximately 350 Home Depot locations, is sold in 23 countries worldwide, and is estimated to have made over $1.2 million in sales.

 

Lollacup

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Lollacup, featured on Season 3 of Shark Tank, is an example of a very simple but clever product. Designed by Hanna and Mark Lim, this cute and colorful child’s ‘sippy cup’ allows infants to effectively drink from the straw without spillage. The flexible straw features a weighted end which anchors the liquid, allowing small children to drink with the cup tilted. Conveniently, there are no valves within, making it easy to clean.

Funded by Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec, offering $100,000 for 40% equity in the company, Lollacup went on to make over $1 million in sales since appearing on Shark Tank and is stocked in Walmat. According to Business Insider, it is the most successful product for kids to come from the show.

 

 

 

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Simply Fit Board Review

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Shark Tank Simply Fit Balance Board Review

Many Shark Tank products fall through because they’re either not functional, not practical, unaffordable, or simply not anything that a regular person would use during their daily life. However, the so-called Warm-Blood Shark Lori Greiner, one of the investors on the hit ABC show Shark Tank, knew this fitness board was an instant winner. Not only was the board easy to market – highly visual and engaging to viewers – it’s also an accessory than nearly anyone from any walk of life can use to improve their everyday fitness routine.

Design

So what sits the Simply Fit Board apart from similar designs? It’s certainly not the first ever fitness or balancing board to hit the market. However, the Simply Fit Board is believed to be the first balance board with a rounded, curved design ideal for twisting. The twisting motion engages more of your core muscles, legs, and glutes than other competitors’ boards will, not to mention the fact that the fitness board can support up to 400 pounds of weight and most competitors can’t support more than 200-300 pounds!

Function

How does it work, you may ask? It might look complicated or scary, but it really just takes some practice to get it right! Start by placing the board on the floor (rugs are ideal, and hardwood and slick linoleum are not recommended, as it risks slipping and sliding) and simply place one foot on the outer edge of the board.

There are textured circles on the board to act as a guide for you. Once you have one foot on, this will tip the Simply Fit Board to a flat, upright position. The next step is the part that requires a little confidence and faith. Hold on to a nearby wall or object if you need to and hop up with your other foot on the outer edge of the board.

Practice rocking yourself from side to side until you’ve found your center of gravity. Don’t be ashamed if it takes some getting used to! Once you feel secure in your balance, you can start twisting your hips in a semicircular motion. Be sure to be twisting from the waist, not your knees! Once you have the basics down, the rest is up to you.

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Convenience

The Simply Fit Board allows busy people to customize their workout. You can bring the board to the gym or simply workout straight from the convenience and privacy of your own home. You can focus only on balance or add some weights and other tools to get a more rigorous workout.

The Simply Fit Board is ideal for simple twists to burn away that pesky belly fat by directly targeting your core muscles. That’s why it’s so important you keep the twist limited to your waist while your legs and feet stay grounded. Some more advanced exercises involve using the Simply Fit Board as a place for your hands as you move from standing twists to pushups, plants, and any variation you can think of. Hand weights and ankle weights make great additions to the Simply Fit Board as they’re so versatile, allowing you to design a customized fitness routine.

Accessories

The lightweight and portable Simply Fit Board comes in an array of bright colors, and since their success on Shark Tank, the company has expanded their product line somewhat. For instance, there are three DVD’s available at only $10 each, each with their own specific workout instructions. TheCore & BunsWorkout targets your abs and glutes, the Low Impact Workout is ultra-safe and ideal for beginners, and the 21 Day Challenge Workout guides viewers through three weeks of a follow-along program to get you on your way to your ideal body.

Additionally, the Simply Fit Board comes with an optional Simply Fit Mat, designed to place some traction between the mat and the floor if you find your flooring too slippery to work with the mat. The mat prevents slippage and keeps the board grounded so you don’t have to worry about falling.

Each purchase of the Simply Fit Board also comes with a user guide and a beginner workout DVD at no additional cost, which most users find extremely handy as they get used to the Simply Fit Board.

Don’t be discouraged if you’re struggling at first – it’s natural to take a little while before you can master the basic balance-and-twist technique.

Conclusion

The final verdict? We definitely recommend the Simply Fit Board if you’re looking for a beginner-friendly balance board. Sure, there are other fitness boards and accessories out there, but the Simply Fit Board was the first to come up with the patented curved design that lets you twist in a full 180° or even 360° range rather than just rocking from side to side.

And let’s not forget that the Simply Fit Board is fun – why would you lay on your back and do crunches when you can practice your balance and twist the fat away?!

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Shark Tank Baby Products

When one thinks of Shark Tank, it is understandable if you don’t instantly associate it with kids. However, over the years, some of the best and brightest ideas presented on Shark Tank have come from parents looking to make their lives a little easier, or looking to improve the quality of life for their children. From toys to safety devices, many creators who appeared on Shark Tank have had some inspired ideas when developing products for children. Here are some of the best Shark Tank products designed with kids in mind.

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Toymail

Talkie by Toymail: Hank a Dino, Voice chat smart toy lets kids stay connected to you, As seen on Shark Tank

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In this modern world, as technology becomes a more integrated part of our lives, it is inevitable that parents will at some point have to consider whether to give their children a smartphone or not. With busy schedules, moms and dads often spend more time away from their kids than they would like. Being able to drop your child a quick message, or check-in with loving words, can make this separation a lot easier for all. But with so many safety concerns, giving a smartphone to your child may not be something you feel comfortable doing. This is why the clever and cute Toymail is ideal.

Created by MIT graduate Gauri Nanda and Co-Creator Audry Hill, Toymail is a lovable stuffed animal-like walkie-talkie toy, available in a range of beautiful soft creatures . The toy connects via the Toymail app to the parent’s smartphone. Even Grandma and Grandpa can get involved regardless of distance. Via this app, you can send loving messages to your child throughout the day, let them know you’re on your way home, or even ask what they want for dinner. With a press of Toymail’s mouth, kids can listen to their messages and even record their own reply.

SoapSox

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As every parent everywhere can attest to, bathtime can often be far more drama than fun, especially for children who are nervous bathers. Another Shark Tank innovation designed around kids’ love for their stuffed animals, SoapSox is a range of plush animal-shaped toys which can be taken directly into the bath. Outside of the bathtub, the SoapSox can be your child’s favorite cuddly toy. As the transition from playtime to bathtime happens, their toy can be happily brought along.

Featuring an inner stuffing made from antimicrobial sponge and a rugged outer casing of terry cloth, the machine washable SoapSox has pockets specifically designed to be filled with liquid soap, or even a soap bar. Simply add water and allow your child’s beloved toy to work up a lather and act as a washcloth. Winning the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) award for innovation in 2014, the SoapSox characters such as Hunter the Gator, Charlotte the Seal, and Taylor the Turtle will ensure bathtime is no longer dreaded.

 

Jungle JumpaRoo

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Safety is a primary concern when choosing any toy for your children. However, finding a safe activity-based toy for both indoor and outdoor use can be a real challenge. Not only that, but large toys and playsets, purchased at great expense, are often outgrown within a few short years. Activity sets designed for adolescents and teenagers are usually unsafe for younger siblings.

Winning Parents’ Choice Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, and receiving the Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center, enter the Jungle JumpaRoo and the answer to all of these problems.  The Jungle JumpaRoo combines the bounce of a trampoline with the fun of a jungle gym and a swing, all in one safe playset for every age group. The base is comprised of a super bouncy inflatable tube. The low to the ground base makes it easy for toddlers to use, as well as minimizing the potential for injuries. The colorful center poles are for climbing, being sturdy enough to be used by several adults at once. The Jungle JumpaRoo is completed with a trapeze-like swing at its center.

Amazon customers have called the Jungle JumpaRoo the best toy ever. This durable set won’t damage floors when used indoors, and its specially powder-coated steel poles are designed to withstand the elements outdoors. Even the rubber tube can stand up to heat, cold and sun to ensure it can be enjoyed for many years to come.

 

Bitsbox

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The ideal toy will not only keep your child happy for hours, but will be educational also. Educational toys a provide value to both parents and children beyond mere entertainment value. As technology, and the need to understand it, advances around us, what kind of toy can be presented to kids today that will teach them about coding? Computer coder Scott Lininger and his partner Aidan Chopra have found a fun solution. Bitsbox is designed to help kids learn how to code, an incredibly valuable skill in today’s world.

Bitsbox is a monthly subscription-based product where children choose the app they wish to build and, using the Bitsbox interface via its website, follow the steps to build it themselves. Bitsbox apps are compatible, via any web browser, with all computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

This innovative and unique product has been designed with one thought in mind, to encourage kids want to learn how to code. Using Bitsbox, kids are shown how to physically type in code, a process missing from other nearest competitors. Once the app foundation has been built, the child can get creative and make the app their own. When finished, kids can even share their creations with mom and dad so everyone can get involved.

 

EggMazing Egg Decorator

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Amid a sea of technology, one children’s pastime never seems to get old, decorating eggs at Easter time (or any other time for that matter). This enjoyable, creative hobby can come with some messy drawbacks for parents though. Creator Scott Houdashell designed the EggMazing Egg Decorator so that the process of coloring eggs didn’t create a colorful, glitter-filled mess.

The EggMazing Egg Decorator comprises of an egg-shaped holder, into which a hard-boiled egg is placed. Using the non-toxic markers, hold your favorite colors to the egg and get spinning. As the EggMazing Egg Decorator rotates the egg, colorful and beautiful designs are created in an instant.

A simple yet solid idea, the EggMazing Egg Decorator is a wonderful example of the useful creations found only on Shark Tank.

Ezpz Mat

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Mealtimes can be messy endeavors when young children are involved. Plates can be flung as arms are flailed, and that’s when the tot is happy! The Ezpz Mat provides a simple, yet thoroughly satisfying, solution.

The Ezpz Mat is a grippy silicone placemat with built-in plate, which forms a suction to any flat surface making it impossible for your child to knock over their food. The mat comes in a variety of colors and styles, including the Happy Mat, the Happy Bowl, the Mini Mat, the Micro Mat and the Snack Mat. Each design features a style most suited for a certain age group, ranging from infants to toddlers. The Ezpz offering has even diversified to include the Ezpz Making Mealtime Fun Cookbook, providing ideas and advice on the best meals to make the most out of the Ezpz Mat.

Each dishwasher-friendly placemat, while flexible, is also stiff enough to carry without spilling anything. Made from high-quality food grade silicone, the hypo-allergenic Ezpz Mat is safe to use and is PVC, BPA, lead and phthalate free. It reassuringly won’t harbor any bacteria. The Ezpz Mat has every meal time covered.

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