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People think startup founders go on ‘Shark Tank’ for big-name investors and a pile of cash, but entrepreneurs who have done it say that’s not really the point

“Shark Tank” alumni, including the founders of Bombas and Coffee Meets Bagel, say their experience on the show was valuable even beyond getting an offer. For example, it forced the entrepreneurs to think about their business more carefully as they prepared for their appearance. Those founders who received offers say […]
People think startup founders go on ‘Shark Tank’ for big-name investors and a pile of cash, but entrepreneurs who have done it say that’s not really the point
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‘Shark Tank’ founders who were called ‘sock cockroaches’ on national TV prepared answers to about 300 questions before they even appeared on the show — and they landed a $200,000 deal

The founders of sock company Bombas appeared on “Shark Tank” in 2014. They landed a deal with Daymond John and, in 2017, Bombas brought in nearly $US50 million in revenue. To prepare, the founders rehearsed their answers to all potential questions – and follow-up questions – that the Sharks might […]
‘Shark Tank’ founders who were called ‘sock cockroaches’ on national TV prepared answers to about 300 questions before they even appeared on the show — and they landed a $200,000 deal
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The ‘Shark Tank’ founders who were called ‘sock cockroaches’ on national TV before landing a $200,000 deal have become one of the show’s biggest success stories

The founders of sock company Bombas appeared on “Shark Tank” in 2014. They landed a deal with Daymond John and, in 2017, Bombas brought in nearly $US50 million in revenue. The founders said they didn’t take the investors’ insults personally because they knew it was all in the name of […]
The ‘Shark Tank’ founders who were called ‘sock cockroaches’ on national TV before landing a $200,000 deal have become one of the show’s biggest success stories