SHARK TANK S4 E2

Episode two was full of surprises, a family business, a cure for menopause, reminiscing on past deals, creepy babies and a new way to do retail. This is what I love about Sharktank; you never know what is going to come through those doors and yes Steve did crack it and walk out…. So let’s look at the businesses that were on Sharktank episode two… DESSERT BOXES The good old family business. There are lots of positive aspects to a family business, they should be able to get over their differences quickly as they have…

SHARK TANK S4 E1

Here we go again for season 4! What a blast to once again sit with my fellow investor sharks and have the privilege of seeing these amazing (and some not so amazing) businesses walk onto our red mat. I approached this season with a student mentality and looked at what I could learn from these entrepreneurs and how I could help them, even if they didn’t get a deal. After the filming, I have met with many of the businesses that appeared on the series, including those that didn’t get a deal and every day,…

SHARK TANK S3 E13

Thanks for joining me on my last blog post for Season 3.  I hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the pitches and with any luck you received some of my insights into business and investments.  This episode had some great businesses and some let’s say.. interesting characters. JIMALIE COCONUT PRODUCTS Jimalie coconut products are made from coconuts derived from Jaypee’s family’s coconut plantations in the Philippines. Coconut products are not only really on trend but people are beginning to understand the versatility and health properties of coconut. They are going coconuts.. for…

SHARK TANK S3 E12

SWEET MICKIE Sweet Mickie are ‘taking the Mickie out’ using bikkies.. With cute and sassy puns, the yummy Golden Ginger cookies and Vanilla Short breads suitably offend, make you laugh and comfort the brokenhearted. And with Christmas just around the corner, I can imagine a lot of offices will be seeing Sweet Mickie cookies stamped with personalised messages. I love the concept of Sweet Mickie. Emma has a cheeky sense of humour and the customers not only love the fun of her cookies, they also love the Ginger cookie recipe that yes, her grandmother created. …

SHARK TANK S3 – E11

YOUR FLAVOUR Your flavour is a handmade, Australian food flavouring product. They claim to be a healthier version of what is out there in the flavouring market while giving Australians a ‘reason to season’. Ace, for a start what a cool name. We have had a number of ‘spice’ businesses come through the tank and they were all same old, same old. But Ace’s products was different, for a start it was full of vibrant colour that was from the spices themselves and as you open the lid, you can smell the quality. I love…

SHARK TANK S3 – E10

  PEAK CHOCOLATE The guys at Peak Chocolate are bringing sweet snacks back into the lives of athletes. Oh yeah with some added nutritional benefits too.. 🙂 Come on, who does not like chocolate? And I give it to the boys, it actually tasted pretty good. Their business was tapping into the booming marketing of cacao, coffee and sports supplements.  They are trying to create a new category and the product is impressive. What concerns me about people with no background in food or that their lack of advice from experts is that they create…

SHARK TANK S3 – E9

FRANKI AND SEOUL Franki & Seoul are bringing Korean beauty (K-beauty) and anti-ageing innovations to the Australian market. Currently only available through their website, they came into the tank with the hope of expanding. Jamie and Jenny are delightful.  They are doing whatever it takes to get the business working.  Many people start a business then get an office, a car and start hiring people and consequently burn most of their cash before they even get going..  The reality is that young start-ups are incredibly hungry for cash and for you to start a business…

SHARK TANK S3 – E8

BE FIT FOODS Be Fit Foods was created by Kate and Geoff who are 2 very passionate, health focused people who have created a science based weight loss meal management plan. They aren’t the first and won’t be the last to develop a meal delivery service, but the X factor that they have is that they are both professionals in their respective fields and they are genuinely passionate about the problem that they are trying to solve. They have 13 years’ experience in dealing with weight loss and they have found the answer to the…