Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 22 introduces an entrepreneur from New York City pitches her new way to experience art. A trio of entrepreneurs from Moore, Oklahoma, pitch their innovative cleaning tool. A mother and daughter duo from Virginia Beach, Virginia, proves vegan food doesn’t have to be boring or non-indulgent. A husband and wife duo from Edina, Minnesota, pitch their portable, rechargeable solar-powered device.
Season 12 Episode 22 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 22. 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 22:
- JIGGY Jigsaw Puzzles
- The Scrubbie – Sponge Attachment for Faucet
- XTorch – Solar Charger and Flashlight
- Bumbling Bee – Vegan Junk Food Restaurant
Shark Tank Air Date: 04/23/21 – Season 12 – Episode 22
JIGGY Jigsaw Puzzles
|$500,000 For 5%||$500,000 For 15%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Kaylin Marcotte
Jiggy Puzzles is founded by Kaylin Marcotte in 2019 and sells puzzles that feature unique, one-of-a-kind artistic quality designs of female artists. Their unique business approach gives a portion of the sales to go directly to the artist.
The company became quickly popular and by the end of 2021 according to Kaylin, Jiggy Puzzles was expected to make $2.25 million in sales. Besides selling unique jigsaw puzzles and designs, Jiggy Puzzles also offers a subscription service, where you can get new products and promotions ahead of time and access to a private community.
This jigsaw puzzle is made of premium chipboard with thick puzzle pieces and a soft-touch matte finish that fit together perfectly to create a display-worthy puzzle. You can use the included glue to transform your masterpiece once you finish the puzzle, into wall art decor.
In the beginning, Kaylin contacted female artists in the New York area and start working with them to contribute designs for her puzzles, and later reached out to female artists from all over the globe. One of the charity goals of Kaylin is to inspire and help young women pursue their own passion for art.
The Scrubbie – Sponge Attachment for Faucet
|$100,000 For 10%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Matt Hosey, Tyler Kessler, and Jeff Dakin
Matt Hosey, Jeff Dakin, and Tyler Kessler, founders of The Scrubbie, pitch their product in Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 22. The Scrubbie is a universal cleaning attachment that connects to kitchen sink sprayers and garden hoses. It cuts your cleaning time in half just by putting the sponge and flowing water at the same time.
There is also a subscription service where you get a pack of 3 replacement sponges bi-monthly. You can reuse the sponges multiple times and the attachment and the sponges are dishwasher safe. The Scrubbie not only saves you time and but also cuts in half your water usage.
The Scrubbie was first introduced at the 2019 Wichita Women’s Fair. In the Shark Tank show, unfortunately, the trio was not able to close a deal with any Sharks, but this didn’t take them off their successful path,
XTorch – Solar Charger and Flashlight
|$150,000 For 10%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Gene Palusky and Keidy Palusky
XTorch is a portable rechargeable USB and solar flashlight, created by Gene and Keidy Palusky from Edina, Minnesota. This reliable solar-powered flashlight is great not only for emergency use or during power outages but also for back-up cell phone charger. It has a durable and rugged design, with a LiFePO4 that can stay charged in storage for 3 years.
XTorch is lightweight which makes it a great option to carry it with you or keep it in your vehicle. It has two brightness levels and three light options, and an indicator of the remaining battery capacity. According to Gene, an XTorch can save you an average of about $2,000 in batteries in a lifetime.
You can charge the battery via a USB adapter for about 1.5 hours (cable and USB need to be purchased separated) or use sunlight for about 22 hours in full sun to fully charge.
According to their website, 25% of their net profit goes to help fund their International Relief Partners.
Bumbling Bee – Vegan Junk Food Restaurant
|$150,000 For 10%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: India Iyala and Cassandra Iyala
In Shark Tank during Season 12 Episode 22 Cassandra and India Ayala pitch their vegan fast-food restaurant company called Bumbling Bee. The fast-food vegan restaurant company has food trucks as well as brick-and-mortar stores in in Virginia Beach, Virginia where serve plant-based “junk food”.
The sales that the two founders demonstrated to the Sharks were not bad at all and they made $324,000 in sales in 2020, but the sharks felt that there is nothing unique about The Bumbling Bee and to prevent other companies from doing the same thing.
Despite not closing a deal with the Sharks, The Bumbling Bee Vegan Junk Food & Burger Bar is doing well and recently was voted best new vegan restaurant in Boulder and best vegan hot dog.
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