SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E13

Lil Fairy Door Sally Sally gave a great presentation and having a 7 year old little girl who would LOVE this idea, made me pay attention. Her sales were very impressive with over 1,000 stockists. The concept is simple- your child puts questions into the Fairy letter box that they want answered and the fairy (i.e. mum and dad) answers them. The fairy also shares with the tooth fairy, who can also use this letter box Her sales were very impressive, and Steve jumped at the idea before she had barely finished the presentation. Her…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E12

Pentablock Joel Joel is a sweetheart.  A really good guy, who has seen a great idea whilst travelling. He has a proven record of running a successful business in landscaping and through this business, he saw the need for a product that could make building retaining and decorative walls easier, quicker and cheaper. He had also patented his product as well as has his trademarks covered.  So Joel was getting big ticks from me. I also need to be passionate about the product if I am investing and I am someone who loves to renovate…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E11

Kisa Dmitry, Leon & Dennis OK, let’s start with what we all thought….. That the dude at the end looked exactly like the bad guy from Inglorious Bastards (Quentin Tarantino movie).  Once I worked out why he looked so familiar I got into listening to the pitch. The product was great and very practical.  What you missed was the guy with the beard was actually the tech guy and he gave us heaps of other developments that they were doing with the phone- he was very impressive.  I thought Steve was going to be impressed…

SHARK TANK SEASON 2 – E10

Intellweed The product was a dispenser for a weed killer. It basically worked like a stapler that you clip a leaf with. If I am going to invest in a product or business I need to believe in it as a customer, and I saw a few things would put me off buying it. First of all, I would think that it would take considerably more time to dispense the weed killer with his unit than with other forms. Second, his pitch was about using less poison, yet the unit was a dispenser for any…

Shark Tank Season 2 – E9

New Age Store Jenn and John Jenn and John, seemed nice people – she said she was a medium and a tarot reader. Her website in fairness has a huge amount of visits and the number of people getting readings is insane. For this business to succeed, it relies on advertising from Google, which poses a problem because at any minute Google can change the way they do business, like Facebook did – and her business is dead overnight. I did question the business’s legitimacy – simply going online and having the computer randomly tell…

Shark Tank Season 2 – E8

You Chews Liz Kaelin Whether it is Uber, Airbnb or the dozens of other double sided market place businesses, there is no question that there is a huge trend toward this type of model. The problem that Liz wanted to solve was boring catering. Liz basically finds the best cafes and food outlets and connects them with businesses and other customers that want catering and takes 15% of the sale and it is free for customers. She has over 35 businesses onboard, a number that Steve had an issue with. Her explanation was a good one – she…

Shark Tank Season 2 – E7

Your Closet Briella Brown She is amazing. Smart, lovely and a gun. I have three sons, and my daughter is far too young to start to look at designer clothes (thank goodness). I was talking to Oliver’s friend who was a girl and she told me that she went to five formals in one year, which meant a different dress for each formal! The girls I have met though my boys, know their brands, so Briella is onto something. Formals are only one market, there are also weddings, races and many events that women have…

Shark Tank Season 2 – E6

Cap Hat Sometimes, simple ideas are the best, and this cap hat is seriously simple and, with skin cancer becoming more common, we need more solutions. I had a few issues with this pitch- firstly was the fact that just a week before I actually purchased from an outdoor retailer, something very similar, that included a fly net, so I was not sure how unique this product was. The other issue, was the cost of the product, it was just too expensive. The product should cost about $2-$3, (if not less)and his was twice that….