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%
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. Unlike any class or coding camp, the breakthrough Siggy Robot doll integrates with the Sugar Coded app, and teaches the basics of coding.
For completing of missions, and adventures, connect their app to your doll, all while learning and honing coding skills. SmartGurlz wants to groom tomorrow’s leaders and creators by connecting young women with technology.
Most 11′ inch dolls, are compatible with SmartGurlz Siggy Robot, including Barbie and Bratz and can carry many objects up to 6 ounces. A fun, accessible and engaging way is created by SmartGurlz for girls to connect with each other and learn to code. Action dolls and an acclaimed line of kid-friendly self-balancing robots are represented by SmartGurlz and encourage and engage young girls to learn code. SmartGurlz is using Bluetooth LE to connects from a tablet or smartphone.
|$500,000 for 5%
Entrepreneurs: Justin Crandall and Bart Lomont
Robin Autopilot is a robotic lawn care service. According to their website, 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 the company, their fully electronic robotic lawn care service has the potential to reduce as much pollution every week as replacing two family cars with electric cars.
At the customer’s home, Robin Autopilot installs robotic mowers and their robots handle the mowing. Periodically employees come out to handle the trimming, edging, weeding and other yard care needs.
|$100,000 for 12.5%
|$200,000 for 25%
Entrepreneurs: Olivier Noel
DNAsimple is the match-maker of the genetic research world. Research studies use DNAsimple to match them with 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 will never share a participant’s data without their permission and keeps all DNA data private.
|$200,000 for 10%
|$360,000 for 30%
|Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban and Richard Branson
Entrepreneurs: Tom Burden
Grypmat is an essential tool for trade professionals, mechanics, tinkerers, gadget junkies and DIYers alike. As a multi-purpose product, no matter where you want to put them, the Grypmat will keep your hardware and tools in place.
This rubber tool mat is a high-performance, non-slip, flexible, chemical resistant, non-magnetic, and anti-static.
Grypmat is available to purchase in three different sizes from small, medium and large. The small Grypmat keeps hardware organized and within an arm’s reach, consisting of six compartments. More hand tools are kept together in close proximity, using the medium and the large Grypmat is perfect for more advanced jobs that require a bunch of tools and an improved design of the original.
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