Shark Tank season 9 episode 10 introduces a high-performance problem-solver; a DNA test that aids in medical research; a high-tech solution for a common chore; a man encourages girls to study coding and technology; a returning entrepreneur showcases his improved home security product.
Season 9 Episode 10 in depth
In this season 9 episode 10, the guest judge is Richard Branson.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields.
Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores—in 1972.
Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he started Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic.
Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.Chris Sacca
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 10. 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 9 episode 10:
- SmartGurlz Coding Robot Dolls
- Robin Autopilot Lawn Mowing Service
- DNAsimple Genetic Research Match-Maker
- Grypmat Non-Slip Flexible Tool Tray
Shark Tank Air Date: 11/12/17 – Season 9 – Episode 10
|$200,000 for 5%||$200,000 for 25%||Daymond John|
Entrepreneurs: Sharmi Albrechtsen
The SmartGurlz coding doll is the hit STEM educating doll scooter that inspires the young girls of today to be the leaders and creators of tomorrow. Their breakthrough Siggy Robot doll integrates our Sugar Coded app, and teaches basics of coding unlike any class or coding camp.
Connect to our app to your doll to complete missions, and adventures all while learning and honing coding skills. SmartGurlz wants to connect young women with technology to groom tomorrow’s creators and leaders.
SmartGurlz Siggy Robot is also compatible with most 11′ inch dolls including Barbie and Bratz and can carry many objects up to 6 ounces. SmartGurlz creates a fun, engaging and accessible way for girls to learn to code and connect with each other. SmartGurlz is an acclaimed line of kid-friendly self-balancing robots and action dolls that both engage and encourage young girls to learn code. SmartGurlz connects via a smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth LI.
|$500,000 for 5%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Justin Crandall and Bart Lomont
Robin Autopilot is a robotic lawn care service. The eco-friendly service provides “customers a powerful way to limit air and noise pollution, impacting meaningful environmental change via their choice of lawn care service,” according to their website.
The company’s fully electronic robotic lawn care service has the potential to reduce as much pollution every week as replacing two family cars with electric cars.
Robin Autopilot installs robotic mowers at the customer’s home, and their robots handle the mowing, while human crews come out periodically to handle the edging, trimming, weeding and other yard care needs.
|$100,000 for 12.5%||$200,000 for 25%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Olivier Noel
DNAsimple is the match-maker of the genetic research world. DNAsimple will match people with research studies that are looking for people with specific DNA attributes.
Donors are able to receive $50 if researchers are interested in their DNA, after which a collection kit would be sent.
The company keeps all DNA data private, and will never share a participant’s data without their permission.
|$200,000 for 10%||$360,000 for 30%||Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban and Richard Branson|
Entrepreneurs: Tom Burden
Grypmat is an essential tool for the trade professionals, mechanics, tinkerers, gadget junkies and DIYers alike. The Grypmat is a multi-purpose product that will keep your tools and hardware in place, no matter where you want to put them.
A high-performance, flexible, non-magnetic, non-slip, chemical resistant, anti-static, rubber tool mat.
Grypmat is available in three sizes: large, medium and small. The small Grypmat consists of six compartments that keep hardware organized and within an arm’s reach. The medium is designed to help keep more hand tools together in close proximity, and the large Grypmat is an improved design of the original and is perfect for more advanced jobs that require a bunch of tools.
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