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Introduced in the fourth season, Scrub Daddy was snapped up by Lori Greiner and became the show’s biggest hit. The innovative sponge hit more than $50 million in sales within three years of appearing on the show.
Tipsy Elves‘ Evan Mendelsohn and Nick Morton brought the party to Shark Tank‘s fifth season. The business partners signed a deal for their line of holiday-themed clothing with Robert Herjavec, who told Business Insider in 2014 of the company, “When they came on the show, they were doing about $600K a year, that was 2 seasons ago, and we’ll do $12 million this year. It’s just one of those stories.”
Breathometer appeared in the show’s fifth season, selling a way for users to check their blood alcohol content through their smartphone. Founder Charles Yim signed with Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Laurie Greiner, and has since expanded his business with the introduction of Mint, a product focused on oral health.
Bubba’s-Q Boneless Ribs
Season 5 of Shark Tank was in for a treat with the introduction of Bubba-Q’s Boneless Ribs. Founder Al “Bubba” Baker brought his creations to the show and signed a deal with Daymond John, going on to expand to more than 150 retail stores including Costco (COST) and Sears (SHLD).
Ten Thirty One Productions
Mark Cuban invested big in Shark Tank‘s fifth season, signing on for a $2 million deal with Ten Thirty One Productions. The entertainment company behind delightfully spooky haunted houses has only grown since the show, posting sales in the millions.
Wicked Good Cupcakes
Wicked Good Cupcakes struck a sweet deal in Shark Tank‘s fourth season. The baked goods company signed a deal with Kevin O’Leary and went on to publish their own book and expand their business.
The sixth season of Shark Tank kicked off with a deal for Bombas. The sock company linked up with Daymond John and quickly became one of his most successful investments.
Young entrepreneur Lani Lazzari landed a deal in Shark Tank‘s sixth season with her company, Simple Sugars. Lazzari went into business with Mark Cuban, expanding her line of all-natural skin care and impressing her investor with the success of the business after the show.
Cousins Maine Lobster
After appearing on Shark Tank in its sixth season, Cousins Maine Lobster quickly became one of the show’s most successful alumni. The food truck signed a deal with Barbara Corcoran, and have since become even more of a hit nationwide.
Lumio delighted in Shark Tank‘s sixth season with the company’s eye-catching accordion lights that open like books. Founder Max Gunawan signed a deal with Robert Herjavec, and went on to get products in museums and retailers worldwide.
Founder Rick Hopper solved a classic problem when he introduced his product ReadeRest to the Sharks in the show’s third season. The magnetic clip, which allows users to keep track of their reading glasses, enticed Lori Greiner, who signed a deal for the product. ReadeRest posted nearly $1.5 million in sales within two years of appearing on the show.
Chord Buddy came on Shark Tank in the show’s third season and introduced a new way to learn guitar. Robert Herjevic signed on for the product, which brings technology to the classic instrument, and saw success in the years since.
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