Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 21 introduces two chefs from Oakland, California, who made a major pivot when the pandemic nearly derailed their business based on a perishable, rare ingredient. A husband and wife duo from Gilbert, Arizona, pitch a portable hand-washing device. An entrepreneur from Austin, Texas, pitches an easy approach to drying greens with her space-saving design. An entrepreneur from Foster City, California, pitches his high-tech, self-cleaning water bottle.
Season 12 Episode 21 in depth
Guest sharks this season 12 include Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and co-founder of Madefor, and Kendra Scott, founder and CEO of Kendra Scott LLC. Returning guest Sharks include Alex Rodriguez, baseball player and founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp, and Daniel Lubetzky, founder and executive chairman of Kind.
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We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 21. 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 12 episode 21:
- Suds2Go – Portable Bottle to Wash Hands
- Truffle Shuffle
- LARQ – Self Cleaning Bottle
- Salad Sling – Drying Towel
Shark Tank Air Date: 04/16/21 – Season 12 – Episode 21
Suds2Go – Portable Bottle to Wash Hands
|$200,000 For 10%||$200,000 For 15%||Robert Herjavec|
Entrepreneurs: Cindy Trevizo and Gabe Trevizo
Cindy and Gabe Trevizo are the founders of a portable handwashing system Suds2Go. In 2018 their product invention was brought to life after a successful Kickstarter campaign. This stainless steel bottle keeps water hot and cold for hours, and the only thing you need to do is to add hand soap and water and Suds2Go makes foaming for you.
This clever invention allows anyone at any time to have clean hands and eliminate germs simply by washing hands. Suds2Go is 100% BPA-Free and uses 100% recyclable packaging. In just a couple of months since they launched their product, the company has done $392,000 worth of sales, according to Cindy and Gabe. This dispenser can be refilled with Suds2Go foaming soap or your own and you just need 2-3 pumps per hand wash. The whole pump bottle can hold up to 75 pumps of soap.
In Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 21 Cindy Trevizo and Gabe Trevizo successfully pitched their product to the sharks and were able to close a deal with Robert Herjavec. Their success continues and Suds2Go was even featured in Better Homes and Gardens.
|$500,000 For 5%||$500,000 For 18%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Jason McKinney and Tyler Vorce
Truffle Shuffle, founded by Jason McKinney and Tyler Vorce provides high-quality, 100% natural truffles with no use of artificial flavor. Truffle Shuffle has gained traction and was featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC, Oprah Magazine, and FOX.
Their main business model was to target restaurants and before the pandemic, they made almost $500 000 in sales, but because of the pandemic and the shut down of restaurants, they have to adopt new creative ways and added new services as virtual cooking classes which led to increasing their revenue to $1.4 million in 2021.
Truffle Shuffle company is located in Oakland where has kitchen studios for live cooking classes and their products can be purchased on their website, Whole Foods, and Amazon.
LARQ – Self Cleaning Bottle
|$500,000 For 1%||$1.5 Million for 4%||Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Justin Wang
LARQ Bottle PureVis is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system. The inventor of LARQ, Justin Wang is using patented UV-C LED technology to eliminate 99.99% of harmful bacteria, and viruses from your bottle. According to the website, the PureVisTM UV-C LED technology is the most advanced in the world.
In 2017, Justin received over $1.3 million in funding which led to the development of the product. The company started operating in 2018 and in 2021 Justin Wang expects his company to reach more than $14 million in sales. LARQ is investing in new products and one of them is the LARQ Pitcher PureVis.
LARQ has received many recognitions and great responses from consumers with thousands of stars reviews and is considered to be one of the best water bottles on the market today. Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner were very interested and jumped into closing a deal with Justin Wang, who gets more than what he asked but for 4% of his company.
Salad Sling – Drying Towel
|$100,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Jill Visit
Jill Visit, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in advertising is the inventor of the Salad Sling. The product is also BPA-free and meets the safety standards set by both the California Prop 65 and FDA. The Salad Sling has a patented design and it is made from a super-absorbent microfiber of polyester and nylon. This allows all the moisture from the greens to be pulled but and to keep the moisture contained.
The Salad Sling is less expensive and easier to wash than traditional salad spinners. It has a 3-layer ultra-absorbent microfiber and a waterproof barrier. You can purchase Salad Sling from their website or Amazon for $19.99 for a single towel and $37.99 for a double-pack.
Unfortunately, the sharks were not impressed and she was not able to make a deal.
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