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Proof Eyewear

February 16th, 2015 by

The three brothers from Idaho create hand-crafted eyewear from the most sustainable woods out there. They have eco-friendly frames and their family has been in the wood business for a very long time. Since no two trees are exactly alike, no two pairs of Proof glasses are either. They have $433k in sales over 12 months and they predict doubling it. People like Snoop Dogg and Beyonce have worn their glasses. They have a big order from Pacific Sunwear.

 

Robert and Kevin bicker about the differences in their offers as the brothers make a phone call to their dad. The guys ask if either shark would be able to up their money offer. They ask Robert for $200k for 20% of the company, but Robert wants to stick with his original offer. That’s not something the brothers can do. Robert is disappointed, but the brothers are proud that they stayed true to their vision.

Hip Chixs

February 16th, 2015 by

These two sorority sisters from the great state of Texas have created a fun, sexy denim line. Their jeans stop unsightly images like “whale tale” and “muffin top.” You’ll have to watch the episode if you want to know what those phrases mean. Anyway, the girls have $12,000 in sales in a year.

         Kevin says the ladies aren’t making any money due to their problematic profit margin. Robert doesn’t believe the one store they are in is enough for him to invest. He’s out. Daymond believes they ladies should partner up with a female celebrity that may bite on their product, but he can’t invest in them at this point in time. Lori thinks the ladies should design something unique and different, but jeans aren’t it. She’s out. Mark doesn’t believe the ladies should stop what they are doing, but he can’t help them. Kevin disagrees with Mark. He believes there is no chance they’ll ever make it in the jeans business. He’s out, too.

Muddy Water Camo

February 16th, 2015 by

Steve believes they have created a new kind of camouflage that he feels will revolutionize the hunting industry. Steven has been a professional wildlife photographer for over 30 years. He knows how important proper camouflage is in his line of work. The guys teamed up to create a product that helps them truly become part of the great outdoors. They have $150k in sales so far in the year.

Addison’s Wonderland

February 16th, 2015 by

The ladies have created a unique, versatile line of children’s bedding. Brittany didn’t like what was out there as far as decorative patterns when it came time to do up her daughter Addison’s room. So she created her own line and partnered with Brooke. They have a website where customers can build an entire collection. They’ve sold $130k in a year. The average order size is between $800 and $1,200.

Xero Shoes

February 16th, 2015 by

Xero Shoes is described as “Original Barefootware.” It’s a high-tech shoe that is biomechanically identical to being barefoot while containing an added layer of protection. Robert is the only shark who is a runner, so he tries out the product. He thinks the shoes feel great. They’ve sold over $650,000 in shoes over the past two and a half years. They are on track for $1.2 million in sales for the year.

 

The only offer Lena and Steven have on the table is from Kevin for 50% of their company. They are not willing to give up that much equity at this time, so they decline the offer. Mr. Wonderful says they are dead to him. That just makes Lena and Steven want to prove to that he made the wrong decision.

Cuddletunes

February 16th, 2015 by

Mike’s career has taken him on the road a lot over the years. That means he’s been away from his seven beautiful children for large chunks of time. It takes a toll on the relationships. Mike created a stuffed bear with technology that allows you to send your recorded voice to your child from anywhere at any time. He’s spent about half million bucks in development.

                      The sharks get uncomfortable when Mike doesn’t answer the question about his sales numbers right away. Barbara has a bad memory of her dad having recorded his voice for her family when she was young. It actually made her sad because he wasn’t there. She’s out. Mark doesn’t see anything unique with this product. He’s out. Robert follows his lead, as does Daymond. Kevin can’t give Mike the money he wants for a business he doesn’t think is worth it. He’s out, too. Looks like Mike will have to cuddle up with another partner.

SoundBender

February 16th, 2015 by

As a rabbi, Moshe is always looking for ways to help others make their “oy vey” go away. He’s created a magnetic, power-free sound amplifier for the iPad. It costs about a dollar to make without packaging. He sells it for $12.99. Moshe has sold 7,000 units online over the past six months. He has high interest from Walgreens.

Kevin wonders if he’d be interested to license the product so they can produce it even cheaper in foreign lands. The rabbi is not willing to do that, so Kevin is out. Mark believes it’s a nice business, but doesn’t see it getting all that big. He’s out. Barbara wants guarantee that she’ll get her money back, but the rabbi isn’t willing to go the royalty route. She’s out. Daymond wants 40% of the company but it is contingent on the Walgreens deal. Robert fears this will take up too much of his time, but still makes the same offer as Daymond, but without the Walgreens contingency.

Stella Valle

December 16th, 2014 by

Paige and Ashley are former West Point cadets and Army officers who strip out of their camouflage fatigues to reveal beautiful eveningwear underneath. They started a jewelry line that reflects their innate sense of style blending masculine and feminine characteristics. They need money to grow their bland on a global level. They have $75,000 in sales since they started. Their product is being tested in places like Bloomingdale’s. They need money to take the idea of doing trunk shows at many different stores. Their profit margin is very good.

Geek Chic

December 16th, 2014 by

Robert is a self-proclaimed geek. He started designing furniture that is more than meets the eye. The dinner table he has in the tank can be transformed into a game-playing table and desk. There also ways to attach bins, counter holders and even wine glass holders. Robert did $2 million in sales in a year, but they were in the red by $100,000.

Geek Chic has been designing and manufacturing geek furniture exclusively since 2008. Starting as only three fellas in a garage, it has grown to 35 employees in 28,000 square feet.

Lugless

December 16th, 2014 by

Brian has come up with away to avoid all the hassles that the airlines and TSA has added to lugging luggage. He has a door-to-door luggage shipping service that picks up your luggage from your home and sends it to wherever you’re going ahead of time. He’s sold $215,000 gross in 10 months and has netted $70,000. Brian charges between $39 and $99 to ship a bag based on its size.