What is ‘Unconscionable’ in a ‘Shark Tank’ Deal?

Tonight on Shark Tank, the first entrepreneur, Meredith Jurica of Makeup Junkie Bags, didn’t need a deal. But she was a bit of an unusual case. She didn’t seem to be on the show just for the promotion. She sincerely wanted a shark partner, even after more than half the panel was out — refusing toContinue reading “What is ‘Unconscionable’ in a ‘Shark Tank’ Deal?”

‘Shark Tank’ Needs A Wiki So We Know What Happened To Everyone Who’s Ever Been On The Show

In December 2016, Don Wildman and Jake Sullivan came on to Shark Tank pitching their product, Hand Out Gloves, that gives you full hand dexterity while you’re on the ski slopes. Sullivan, in his late-20s, was an able Shark Tank sales person; Wildman, in his early-80s, had a hefty business credential: starting Bally’s Fitness, a brand manyContinue reading “‘Shark Tank’ Needs A Wiki So We Know What Happened To Everyone Who’s Ever Been On The Show”

Barbara Corcoran’s Serious Approach to ‘Shark Tank’ Investments

There is little doubt that the prospect of spending real money on a startup enterprise would give any investor pause. That’s no less true for the seasoned panelists on Shark Tank. As Barbara Corcoran told The Cut last month, she values the money she’s earned and won’t give it away on a tenuous or frivolous endeavor. “WhenContinue reading “Barbara Corcoran’s Serious Approach to ‘Shark Tank’ Investments”