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Season 1 Episode 4

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Shark Tank season 1 episode 4 introduces an entrepreneur originally from Ghana wants an investment for an Internet business; a man from California wants to franchise his graffiti-removal business.

Season 1 Episode 4 in depth

In season 1 Kevin Harrington, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec appear as the sharks in every episode.

In this season 1 episode 4, there is no guest judge.

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There is no tomorrow. You’re dead to me if you say ‘no’ to my deal. You’re dead. You’re gone. I don’t even know who you are. You’re a vapor.

Kevin O’Leary

We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 1 Episode 4. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. They were not actually on Shark Tank if you don’t see a business on this list. Some of the top places you can use to check are on Wikipedia and also ABC’s episode guide.

List with all the appearances in season 1 episode 4:

Shark Tank Air Date: 08/30/09 – Season 1 – Episode 4

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Coverplay – Play Yard Slip Cover

$350,000 for 15%$350,000 for 40%Barbara Corcoran

Entrepreneurs: Amy Feldman and Allison Costa

Coverplay is a soft washable playpen cover that can be removed for easy cleaning. Fitting snugly over most standard size play yards, Coverplay offers a quick solution to add another layer of protection between your child and the germ-harboring surface of the play yard.

Made of 95% cotton and 5% Lycra, Coverplay is machine-washable and easy to maintain. Indeed, throwing a Coverplay slipcover into the wash is much easier than trying to remove a spill that’s gone directly onto the play yard.

With their bright and stylish designs, they’ll also make any play yard look as good as new.

Coverplay comes in over 20 different patterns and colors, in a variety of styles and the fabric is durable yet soft to baby’s touch.

Graffiti Removal Service

$350,000 for 15%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Paul Watts

Graffiti Removal Services is cleaning the Portland Metro area of graffiti. They offer a non-toxic, water-soluble, biodegradable graffiti cleaning system that is easy on the environment and highly effective—giving cities, property managers and building owners a powerful tool in the fight against graffiti.

They don’t use any phosphates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, xylene. Paul Watts is the founder and owner of Graffiti Removal Services.

Unfortunately, the sharks wanted too much equity – 75% equity, a proposal which was not surprisingly turned down.

Soul’s Calling – Inspirational Gifts

$150,000 for 25%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Gina Cotroneo

Soul’s Calling is inspirational gifts and accessories such as colorful umbrellas and sandals that leave messages in the sand.

The Soul’s Calling website is no longer working and the company appears to no longer exist. The creator of Soul’s Calling went into the Shark Tank asking for $150k for a 25% share of the company but failed to make a deal.

Gina Cotroneo is the founder of the company, which was inspired after Cotroneo experienced a sexual assault.  Cotroneo also reveals that she has invested almost $100,000 in her company. We should be careful when investing our own money in a business that does not attract profits. 


Gift Card Rescue
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Gift Card Rescue – Buys and Sells Gift Cards

$150,000 for 20%$200,000 for 50%Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey, a man originally from Ghana, founded the company Gift Card Rescue. People can sell their gift cards for cash online through their website for a discounted price and customers who are looking to save some money can buy discounted gift cards.

The company idea is to help people get some of their money back from unused gift cards which estimate 10% of all unused gift cards each year in U.S.A.

Kevin and Robert offered to partner as a team at a higher $200k for half the business, an offer which was accepted. 

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