Season 9

Season 9 Episode 5

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Shark Tank season 9 episode 5 introduces premium shirts for men less than 5’8″ tall; a high-end photo booth makes all subjects look attractive; no-drill, no-hole curtain rod brackets; a personal flotation device with multifunctional options.

Season 9 Episode 5 in depth

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

In season 9 episode 5, there is no guest judge.

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What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment. 

Mark Cuban

We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 5. 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 5:

Shark Tank Air Date: 10/22/17 – Season 9 – Episode 5

Mirmir Photo Booth
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Mirmir Photo Booth

$350,000 for 10%$700,000 for 20%Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Sean Spencer and Ryan Glenn

Mirmir is a company from Los Angeles, CA, that makes a photo booth for parties and high-end events. Their goal is to make every photo taken within their booths to look great.

The company was created by two entrepreneurs, both professional photographers. Forced to disclose what differentiates their company from many others like it, the entrepreneurs said that the secret to their great photos was the lighting and the software. The software auto-corrects otherwise imperfect images.

Every event that includes a Mirmir also includes 2-3 human supervisors who guide guests into their perfect pose. A black and white filter is applied for a timeless look. In three years of operations, the company has grossed $4,000,000 in sales. 

Human Bobber Life Jackets
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Human Bobber Life Jackets by H3O Sports

$120,000 for 15%$120,000 for 33.3%Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary

Entrepreneurs: Justin Rietema and Doug Schultz

These life jackets for humans are as comfortable as they are practical. The segmented foam panels allow for breathability, flexibility, and added comfort in your swimming life jacket. The panelized design ventilates air to keep the user cool during hot days on the water, and the panels flex with the user to create a form-fitting design along with deep armholes that allow for a full range of upper body motion.

This inflatable life jacket has clips on either side so you can clip connect your Beverage Bobber floating can cooler and allow for hands-free floating.

The multi-functional technology is in the multi-directional dual sliding zipper that allows the zipper to close in one direction like a typical life vest, but also a second slider closing in the opposite direction to be used when wearing it as an upside-down life vest. This swim life jacket is the first multifunctional Coast Guard-approved.

Ash & Anvil Clothing for Short Guys
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Ash & Anvil (Ash & Erie) Clothing for Short Guys

$100,000 for 12.5%$150,000 for 25%Mark Cuban

Entrepreneurs: Steven Mazur and Eric Huang

Ash & Anvil is an apparel company from Detroit, MI, that specializes in making clothes for “smaller” men. The “Ash” in the name refers to Detroit’s city moto while “Anvil” refers to the city’s manufacturing history.

The company was founded by two entrepreneurs who actually relocated to Detroit to start the business.

Steven and Eric started by designing a classic button-down shirt using everything they had learned from their focus groups. They perfected their prototypes and ran a successfully funded Indiegogo campaign in 2015. 

Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets
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Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets

$80,000 for 20%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Derrek Burr

Kwik-Hang is a company from Cumberland, RI, started by a police officer to make hanging curtains easier. Kiwk-Hang manufactures a bracket that makes hanging curtain rods easy on the average homeowner with no measuring required.

All you need is a hammer, the included left corner bracket and right corner bracket, and windows with a depth of at least ½ inch. Then just place bracket, tap in, and hang curtains. 

These heavy-duty rack holders support up to 20 pounds, making them safe for heavy drapes and in homes with kids, families, and pets. 

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