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Season 1 Episode 5

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Shark Tank season 1 episode 5 introduces an idea for an Internet company from two Brazilian brothers has three of the Sharks on a feeding frenzy. Next, an entrepreneur from Iowa with a new fitness device will go to all extremes for a bite by a Shark.

Season 1 Episode 5 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 5, there is no guest judge.

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington is an American business executive and entrepreneur born in 1956. He has appeared as Keynote Speaker on the American annual invention trade show Inpex 2012 and on the television series Shark Tank.

Harrington became a Chairman and Senior Executive Officer of H & H Imports Inc. and a Member of the Advisory Board at AbsolutelyNew, Inc.

Source: Wikipedia

From 2006 to 2008, Harrington was the Director of Infusion Brands International, Inc. In 2007, he became the Executive Director of ResponzeTV Plc and the Chief Executive Officer of ResponzeTV Plc, then a year later, in 2008, he left both positions.

On ABC TV series Shark Tank, Harrington was one of the first investors and members of the Sharks from its beginning in 2009. After two seasons of the show, he left in 2011.

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Daymond John

We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 1 Episode 5. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. If you don’t see a business on this list, they haven’t been actually on Shark Tank. 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 5:

Shark Tank Air Date: 09/06/09 – Season 1 – Episode 5

Body Jac by Cactus Jac
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Body Jac by Cactus Jac

$180,000 for 20%$180,000 for 50%Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran

Entrepreneurs: Cactus Jack (Jack Barringer)

Body Jac is an effective and fun way for people of every age and fitness level to perform pushups. Body Jac uses a patent-pending Lift-Assist Technology to utilize weight resistance bands, specially designed, to provide a completely customizable workout tailored to the user’s fitness level.

By aligning the body properly every time, Lift Assist is able to promote perfect form. With ease and reap the benefits of weight loss, a strengthened core, and toned muscles, people who couldn’t do a single pushup can do them.

Cactus Jack, 67-year-old, is the successful entrepreneur and inventor of this product. The idea for the invetion come after he was not able to perform a correct pushup as suggested by his doctor to lose weight, and was looking for a better way. 

This product was discontinued in 2012.


Granola Gourmet – Low Glycemic Energy Bars

$175,000 for 25%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Jeff Cohen

Granola Gourmet are all-natural low glycemic energy bars fortified with flax, omegas, and antioxidants. 

Granola Gourmet’s bars have a low glycemic index, unlike most granola bars on the market. They are less prone to causing spikes in blood sugar when they have a low glycemic index which isn’t good for anybody and especially damaging for diabetics.

Granola Gourmet’s bars use natural ingredients with a low glycemic index, this way the carbohydrates will be releasing slowly into the bloodstream. GI Labs, which developed the glycemic index concept has been tested Granola Gourmet products. The Ultimate Fudge Brownie bar has a glycemic index of just 23, well below the threshold to be considered low glycemic.

Granola Gourmet went into the shark tank seeking $175k for 25% of the company, but couldn’t make a deal. 


Face Blok

$50,000 for 30%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Irena Blok

Face Blok is a company from San Francisco, CA, that wants to bring a little levity to surgical facemasks. Several designs were demonstrated by the entrepreneur behind Face Bloks which include several fake beards, a pig snout, and a skull mask, all printed on the fabric of the mask.

The founder of the company Irena Blok is known for creating the official Android logo. The reason she went to Shark tank was she was there looking for funding, because her masks, were not of surgical quality.

Good Grief Celebrations

$50,000 for 25%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Rikki Farrar

Good Grief Celebrations is a funeral concierge service that writes the eulogy, officiates the funeral service and handles all the post-funeral family gatherings.

Rikki Farrar founder of the company Good Grief Celebrations went to Shark in the hope to get needed investment and exposure to people in the need for a funeral home.


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$80,000 for 20%$80,000 for 51%Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Rodolfo Saccoman and Alexis Saccoman


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