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A startup founder who built a mock set in his backyard to practice his ‘Shark Tank’ pitch ultimately turned down a Shark’s offer — and Amazon later acquired his company for $1 billion

Jamie Siminoff appeared on “Shark Tank” in 2013, pitching his startup, Doorbot. In the months leading up to the taping, Siminoff practiced constantly, using the mock set he’d built in his backyard and fielding potential questions from friends. Ultimately, Siminoff rejected an offer from Kevin O’Leary and left without making […]
A startup founder who built a mock set in his backyard to practice his ‘Shark Tank’ pitch ultimately turned down a Shark’s offer — and Amazon later acquired his company for $1 billion