Shark Tank season 8 episode 8 introduces a Dallas, Texas, real-estate broker’s pitch leads to a battle of billionaires about his business model for a way to make house-hunting more convenient; a 10-year-old kidpreneur from Broomfield, Colorado, created a lemonade-stand business to help other kids start their own businesses; a mother from Allen, Texas, designs Made-in-America multi-functional covers for infant car seats; and a tenacious man from Austin, Texas, pitches the Sharks his Korean BBQ fusion restaurant food-truck business. Also, a follow-up on Rent Like a Champion, a weekend rental-home business, which Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca invested in during season 7.
Season 8 Episode 8 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 8, 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.
The thing about branding is it isn’t etched in stone. A brand is a mark or an image or a perception we stamp on a product, a concept, or an ideal, but it doesn’t last forever. Like anything else, it needs to be nurtured and reinforced, or it will start to fade.Daymond John
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 8. 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 8:
- Chi’Lantro Korean BBQ
- TOOR – Key Lockbox and Real Estate App
- Jack’s Marketplaces & Stands – Lemonade Stand Rental
- Milk Snob – Infant Car Seat Cover and Nursing Cover
Shark Tank Air Date: 11/11/16 – Season 8 – Episode 8
|$600,000 for 15%||$600,000 for 20%||Barbara Corcoran|
Entrepreneurs: Jae Kim
Chi’Lantro BBQ is a Korean-Mexican fusion mobile truck and catering service which opened in Austin, Texas in 2010. The business was opened by Jae Kim, who was born in Korea and moved to the U.S.
The menu features hybrid cuisine inspired by Korean and Mexican food traditions. Since then the business has grown to include catering and 3 restaurants with more on the way.
Chi’Lantro meats are marinated according to traditional family recipes for 48 hours before grilling. The restaurant became famously known locally for its Kimchi Fries. The dish is available in five varieties, including Spicy Pork, Spicy Chicken, Soy-Glazed Chicken, Tofu and Ribeye Bee.
|$500,000 for 10%||$200,000 for 10% + $300,000 loan||Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran|
Entrepreneurs: Junior Desinor
The TOOR Smart Lockbox is an advance Electronic Lockbox and an external home-security device that allows you to manage access to your home from anywhere in world conveniently from your smartphone.
Whether you’re on vacation, on business, or just forget to give your babysitter or cleaning service a key, the TOOR Smart Lockbox allows you to always answer the knock at the door.
The lockbox is powered by a rechargeable battery and uses cellular and Bluetooth technology to remotely lock and unlock.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
|$50,000 for 10%||$50,000 loan at 2% interest||Chris Sacca|
Entrepreneurs: Jack Bonneau
Founder and CEO of Jack’s Stands & Marketplaces started his own organic lemonade company when he was just 8 years old.
Jack’s Stands & Marketplaces is a franchise business run by young entrepreneur Jack Bonneau. The big idea is to get other kids to run the lemonade stands.
Jack has been able to help hundreds of kids experience entrepreneurship, business, develop social and life skills.
|$125,000 for 5%||$125,000 for 10%||Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Melanie Disbrow
Milk Snob Cover is a fitted infant car seat cover that can also be used as a cover for nursing, shopping carts, high chairs, infant swings and more. Milk Snob Covers are made out of the highest quality, super soft, lightweight and breathable rayon blend fabric.
Melanie Disbrow, founder of the company was searching for a car seat cover for her baby for protection against sun, wind, and rain, but had trouble finding.
They’re easy to clean by hand and are also machine washable on a gentle cycle. Just in over In 18 months, they have done $1.2 million in sales, based only on social media marketing.
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