Shark Tank Season 5 Finale Recap: Prejudged BZBox Designer Snubs Kevin O’Leary (5/16/14)

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Shark Tank’s 5th Season Finale broke a lot of hearts and probably spirits, too: all on various levels. The most controversial happened with Kaeya Majmundar (photo in this recap) bluntly pleaded with Lori Greiner to take a chance on her after Kevin O’Leary dished a deal, never mind if it was a cut-throat offer that the young entrepreneur could have eventually declined to. This was probably the most impertinent behavior I’ve ever witnessed from someone who blindly needed capital infusion for an idea that has yet to be tested for its retail success. Without a doubt, Kaeya’s BZBox designs are…

Shark Tank Recap: Robert Herjavec Invests $500k In Foldable Kayak (5/9/14)

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Among the investors in Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec has always been the man with this ceaseless fascination for big toys and anything that brings out the child in him. So it’s no surprise that he gamely made an offer to Ardy Sobhani, Anton Willis and Roberto Gutierrez (photo in this recap), owners of Oru Kayak, for half a million dollars in exchange for a quarter of business ownership. Oru Kayak was pitched as the ultimate solution to hassle-free storing and transporting of durable and effective kayaks. A unit weighs half the weight of its regular counterparts (26 pounds alone) and…

Shark Tank Recap: HangEase Deal Is Dream Come True for 3rd Grade Project (5/2/14)

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Shark Tank’s 2-hour episode tonight started with an hour of reminiscing of the best that came in the show’s 5-season history followed by a set of entrepreneurs still holding on the American dream of succeeding in the cut-throat world of business. One fantastic deal came out of Ryan Landis’ 3rd grade project that was shelved and reborn after a long absence from the market. HangEase features hangers that bend in the middle when shirts are pulled off. It addresses the issue of potentially damaging clothes (especially for apparel stores) and overall organization challenges at home. Nineteen-year old Ryan (photo in…

Shark Tank Recap: Swimming with Sharks Features Remarkable Pitches, Moments (5/2/14)

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Shark Tank has been around for the past 5 seasons and a lot of philosophical and engaging moments happened in this show. That’s beyond the snarky remarks and what are often mistaken to be just all-about-making-money goals. In Swimming with Sharks, the producers assembled the most notorious scenes featuring the best pitches, endearing entrepreneurs and those who nearly missed the train to business expansion. Love it or hate it, Kevin O’Leary hit it right when he claimed that the show is a realization of the big American Dream and the pursuit of freedom from the shackles of employment. The best…

Shark Tank Recap: Mark Cuban Cunningly Bags Rugged Maniac/Bull Run Deal (4/25/14)

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Mark Cuban proved to be one crafty investor on Shark Tank when he pulled his bag of tricks and stopped what could have been a home-runner for a Robert Herjavec-Kevin O’Leary partnership. The deal with Bradford Scudder and Rob Dickens (photo in this recap), the men behind Rugged Maniac and The Great Bull Run events, consisted of a $1.75 million investment for a combined 25% stake in two companies. The two above-mentioned events are operated by separate companies owned by Scudder and Dickens. Initially, Scudder and Dickens pitched Rugged Maniac for $1 million in exchange for a tenth of the…