Shark Tank season 8 episode 16 introduces a firefighter and his wife hope the Sharks make a smoking hot deal for their durable bags made from gear that protects on the front lines of firefighting; a vibrating mat that can calm a crying baby in seconds was born from the experiences of a pediatric nurse from Boston, Massachusetts; a former Army intelligence officer and his business partner from Portsmouth, Ohio, have made it their mission to heal America’s wounds with an ointment made from essential oils; and a Peace Corps volunteer from Peninsula, Ohio, was inspired by his time in the Amazon rain forest to produce a natural fruit snack made with acai. Also, a follow-up with R. Riveter, which provides jobs to military spouses that Mark Cuban invested in during season 7.
Season 8 Episode 16 in depth
In this season as the regular sharks appear Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec. Venture investor Chris Sacca returned as a guest shark in several episodes this season.
In season 8 episode 16, there is no guest judge.
You gotta crawl before you ball!Mark Cuban
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 16. 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 8 episode 16:
- Doc Spartan – Skin Care And Ointment
- Peaceful Fruits – Acai Beery Fruit Snacks
- Tranquilo – Vibrating Baby Mat
- Firefighter Turnout Bags
Shark Tank Air Date: 02/10/17 – Season 8 – Episode 16
|$75,000 for 15%||$75,000 for 25%||Robert Herjavec|
Entrepreneurs: Dale King and Renee Wallace
For cuts, scrapes, burns, scars, and more, you need a Spartan combat ointment that heals wounds and can also help prevent dry skin. The Doc Spartan Combat Ready Ointment gives you the ultimate all-natural quick healing intended for home use.
Whether by combat or by workout, your wounds can heal the natural way thanks to all-natural ingredients like 100% natural beeswax, refined coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin E. Topical application multiple times a day soothes wounds, and it also works as a great daily moisturizer to prevent dry skin from cracking and ripping.
|$75,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Evan Delahanty
Peaceful Fruits are snacks full serving of fruit in a super convenient form. They fit nicely in school lunch bags, backpacks, glove compartments, purses, and desks. They buy sustainable, ethically-sourced fruit from the Amazon.
Nutrition experts agree that snacking is important and it keeps our metabolism up, our weight down, and provides important nutrients throughout the day.
They source sustainable fruit grown in the Amazon, helping rainforest communities thrive without clearcutting trees. They proudly employ adults with disabilities in full wage jobs.
|$100,000 for 10%||$200,000 for 15%||Robert Herjavec|
Entrepreneurs: Melissa Gersin
Melissa Gersin, a certified infant crying specialist and maternity nurse, started the company and invented the Tranquilo Mat after working with thousands of colicky and fussy babies.
It’s scientifically proven that vibrations and white noise calm babies and help them sleep. But no product recreated the womb environment until the Tranquilo Mat. Mimics the sounds and motions of a mother’s womb, which activates your baby’s natural calming response.
|$250,000 for 33%||$250,000 for 50%||Robert Herjavec|
Entrepreneurs: Niki Rasor and Matt Rasor
Niki Rasor founder of the company got the idea of creating one-of-a-kind bags from upcycled firefighter gear.
Once the gear is thoroughly cleaned, it is crafted into a Firefighter Turnout bag and a percentage of every sale will continue to be donated to firefighter charities.
They come in a range of styles, from hero bags to duffels and backpacks, from as little as $55 for a self-contained breathing apparatus bag to $295.
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