Shark Tank season 8 episode 21 introduces two entrepreneurs from Chicago, Illinois, who bring a live guard llama into the Tank; two entrepreneurs from Irvine, California, deliver a safer take on the bicycle by innovating the brake system; a trio from Seattle, Washington, have an app that helps shoppers and diners earn free parking in exchange for their business; and business partners from Santa Clarita, California, hope to convince the Sharks to take a shot with their free photo-printing service. Also, a follow-up with former professional football player Al “Bubba” Baker from Avon, Ohio, and his de-boned rib steaks known as Bubba’s Boneless Ribs, which Daymond John invested in during season 5.
Season 8 Episode 21 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 this season 8 episode 21, the guest judge is Chris Sacca.
Christopher Sacca is an American venture investor, company advisor, entrepreneur, and lawyer. He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter.
Since 2011 he has been listed on Forbes’ Midas List: Top Tech Investors.
Lowercase Capital had an investment portfolio of around 80 startups and a variety of more mature companies by 2017.
In April 2017, Sacca announced that he was retiring from venture investing and along with it his role on Shark Tank.
Everyone has an idea, but it’s taking those first steps toward turning that idea into a reality that are always the toughest.Daymond John
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 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 8 episode 21:
- Flag – Free Photo Printing
- Guard Llama Personal Safety Device Calls 911
- Guardian Bikes – World’s Safest Bicycles
- Validated App For Free Rides
Shark Tank Air Date: 04/14/17 – Season 8 – Episode 21
|$375,000 for 5%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Savannah Cowley and Samuel Agboola
Flag helps people print their photos for free, meaning no shipping or handling charges, and no subscriptions.
The company’s free prints are better than anything you can buy today. Better color, better paper and as easy to modify in reality as digital images are with filters.
Flag pays for the free service by putting targeted ads on the back of our prints. It’s a solicited direct marketing solution that isn’t junk and which they aren’t embarrassed to admit to using.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS. ACQUIRED
|$100,000 for 5%||$100,000 loan for 18% + $2 royalty per unit sold until repaid||Barbara Corcoran|
Entrepreneurs: Joe Parisi and Nick Nevarez
The device sends a Bluetooth signal to the Guard Llama app on your phone, alerting their Emergency Dispatch Center.
Guard Llama sends your GPS location, photo, and medical information to the Emergency Dispatch Center. It also alerts anyone you have on your Friends & Family Contact List.
9-1-1 can’t immediately locate callers using a cell phone. Guard Llama eliminates the need for a lengthy phone call and sends your exact GPS location to police dispatchers.
|$500,000 for 10%||$500,000 for 15%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Brian Riley and Kyle Jansen
Guardian Bikes, designed specifically for kids, are setting a new safety standard in bikes, with a better braking system. Founders Brian and Kyle intelligently added the front brake, and can claim the world’s safest children’s bikes. Their award-winning SureStop brake system is controlled by squeezing only one of the handlebars
Guardian Bike comes equipped with SureStop Technology. The company’s brake system automatically distributes the right amount of braking power to both wheels for smooth and controlled stopping.
Guardian Bike’s lightweight steel design puts more control and stability for your child as they ride.
|$250,000 for 8%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Ian Lyman, Tov Arneson and Alex Wilhelm
Validated App gets you free parking and transport with companies like Uber and Lyft, after you earn credits by shopping at stores and dining at restaurants.
Validated App is available for iOS and Android. Validated works with property managers, parking operators and transportation providers to offer their validation service to tenants and customers. Validated is a direct replacement for traditional validation programs.
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