Season 9

Season 9 Episode 16

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Shark Tank season 9 episode 16 introduces a seafood breading mix; a pet communication invention; a re-engineered bathrobe; men’s long hair needs; an update on Brightwheel, a software solution for early education.

Season 9 Episode 16 in depth

Guest sharks this season include Spanx founder Sara BlakelyVirgin Group founder Richard Branson, brand marketer Rohan Oza, TV personality Bethenny Frankel, Matt Higgins, and former MLB star Alex Rodriguez.

In this season 9 episode 16, the guest judge is Matt Higgins.

Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins is an American businessman who co-founded RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that focuses on sports and entertainment, media and marketing, food and lifestyle, and technology, where he also serves as a CEO. 

In 2011, he ran the ING marathon to help raise money for autism.

Source: Wikipedia

In 2012, Higgins co-founded RSE with Stephen M. Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins and the founder of Related Companies. Higgins also serves as an executive for the Dolphins

In 2019 Higgins was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. 

In 2019, he delivered the commencement address at his alma mater Queens College, where he established the Linda Higgins Empowerment Scholarship to help support single parents in obtaining college degrees, in honor of his late mother

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If you do not have a strong foundation, the rest will crumble.

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We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 16. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. If you don’t see a business on this list, they were not actually on Shark Tank. 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 16:

Shark Tank Air Date: 01/14/18 – Season 9 – Episode 16

Joes Gourmet Fish Fry
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Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry

$150,000 for 15%$150,000 for 25%Daymond John

Entrepreneurs: Joe Dowell and Maranda Dowell

Joes Gourmet Fish Fry Seasoning Mix is a delicious all-in-one seafood breading mix. The breading mix can be used with more than just seafood, chicken, fish, fried green tomatoes.

Fried vegetables and seafood have all the taste and crunch with less oil absorption because their product absorbs less oil.

Their premium ingredients bring out the best in your seafood without overpowering it with a bunch of salt and chemicals, and with their easy resealable packaging, you can enjoy Joe’s Gourmet Fish Fry every night of the week!

DudeRobe Bathrobe For Men
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DudeRobe Bathrobe For Men

$150,000 for 18%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Howie Busch

With premium hoodie fabric outside & a more absorbent, comfy interior than regular robes, DudeRobe is more like a long hoodie than it is a traditional bathrobe. 

In many pro sports locker rooms, including the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NE Patriots, KC Chiefs and the LA Dodgers have been spotted DudeRobe. You can wear DudeRobe to walk the dog, grab your newspaper or mail, chill with friends, and play video games, but you can also wear it after the shower.

The company was launched three months prior to the filming of the episode. Since then, the company launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, looking for $25,000 but raising $65,000 instead by offering full Duderobe sets as a reward. 

Bluetooth Pet Speaker
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G.O.A.T. Bluetooth Pet Speaker

$499,000 for 9%$499,000 for 33.3%Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Michelle Winowich

G.O.A.T Pet Products is a company from Bloomfield Hills, MI, that has created a series of pet products to give a “voice” to animals. Simply use the included pet parent lanyard or clip to your pet’s collar leash and download the G.O.A.T. G.O.A.T. Pet Speaker’s app is synced via Bluetooth between the pet Speaker app and the speaker.

Customize your pet’s responses with your own voice or type in and choose from the many languages and accents. G.O.A.T. Bluetooth Pet Speaker comes can stream impressive-sounding music, selfie remote, LED light, water-resistant, and built-in clip!

Selfie button right on the speaker, take pics with your pet – no need for Selfie sticks. Built-in Clip easily attaches to any collar, leash, birdcage, or on pet-parent.

Longhairs Mens Hair Products
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The Longhairs Men’s Hair Products

$95,000 for 10%$100,000 for 20%Mark Cuban

Entrepreneurs: Lindsay Barto and Chris Healey

The Longhairs is a company from San Diego, CA, that is producing hair products for men with long hair. The Longhairs donate $1 from every product they sell to help a child live a normal life and restore their confidence.

Their superior elastic blend provides the perfect pop without ripping, tugging, pulling, yanking, or otherwise mutilating your hair. The product is retail on Amazon for $12 while produced for $1.60 per unit. 

A global community for men with long hair has become the Longhairs. They publish tips and tactics for guys with locks, advocate for hair equality, and celebrate men’s long manes with hair whips and high fives.

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