Author: Charles Judd

Charles graduated from the University of Mindanao and has 3 years experience covering celebrity news, net worth and reality TV. His work has featured in Yahoo, the Sun and Rutgers Business School. In his free time, he enjoys coding and watching Shark Tank!

Filipino cuisine holds a unique charm that’s very different from traditional American food. The exotic and familiar flavors are becoming popular with the growing Filipino-American community in the U.S. Founded by Jake Deleon, he’s found a promising niche in the competitive food industry. After Shark Tank, Fila Manila is worth an estimated $3 million. Jake Deleon’s Background Deleon was born in the Philippines and grew up in New Jersey. He’s a first-generation Filipino-American, so the influence of his motherland is still strong. He experienced first-hand the joy of Filipino gatherings. Also, one of his parents’ side hustles was cooking Filipino…

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In the sweltering heat of summer, nothing is more refreshing than ice-cold water. This simple yet elusive pleasure is what David Stark sought to provide when launching Coldest. Their primary product is a water bottle that can keep drinks cold for 36 to 100 hours. Despite having strong sales, David and Joe Shark wasn’t able to close a deal. After Shark Tank, Coldest is worth an estimated $10 million. Founders David is the founder and CEO of the Florida-based business. With his technical background, he serves as the engineer/inventor. He’s the pulse of the company and normally works 19 hour…

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Want to get rid of an insect and avoid killing it? Enter Cup-a-Bug, the humane way to catch creepy crawlers in the house without having to lay your hands on them. Invented by Justin Huang, the product has gone viral online and he recently got a deal with Mark Cuban. After the show, Cup-a-Bug is worth an estimated $200,000. Justin Huang’s Background Huang is an arachnophobe, so he basically created the product for himself. Justin’s technical background is a big help as he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine. Justin owns a company called Solid Factory,…

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A free online photo editing tool has emerged as a viable alternative to Adobe Photoshop, thanks to the ingenuity of its founder, Ivan Kutskir. Photopea not only offers a comprehensive suite of editing features but has also become a multi-million dollar success story, all while being managed by Kutskir alone. Kutskir’s Background Kutskir’s grew up in a small village in Ukraine, where his early fascination with computers set the stage for his future endeavors. By the age of 14, he was already building websites, and his passion for computer graphics only grew from there. It was during his computer science…

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Watching nature unfold before your eyes is one of life’s underrated pleasures. The Peep Show provides one way to enjoy this gift in all its glory. Through their smart birdhouses you can stream live videos to your phone. Founder Steve Gray recently pitched the product on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. After the pitch, The Peep Show is worth an estimated $750,000. About Steve Gray The Peep Show products don’t just function as smart birdhouses; they also look the part. Instead of the traditional aesthetic, the founder went for a futuristic egg-shaped appearance. All the materials used are…

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In the live streaming space, Twitch has stood out as a colossus since its inception in 2011. Despite being the go-to platform for gamers, content creators, and viewers alike, Twitch has struggled to turn a profit, a situation that has puzzled many. Owned by Amazon since 2014, Twitch’s financial performance raises questions about the viability of its business model in the long term. The Paradox of Popularity Without Profit Twitch’s inability to generate profit stems from several core issues. The site’s operational costs are astronomical, primarily due to the immense data storage and bandwidth required to support live streaming for…

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Urinary problems in cats can be difficult to detect. Sometimes, we don’t even know it until it’s too late. Genius Litter can prevent this with its groundbreaking litter solution that changes colors when it catches urine irregularities. Ramon van Meer pitched his product dressed as Albert Einstein and secured a deal with Lori, Mark and Robert. As of 2024, Genius Litter is worth $5 million. About Ramon van Meer Apart from its early disease prevention formula, Genius Litter was made to address the shortcomings of traditional litter. It barely smells, doesn’t clump, doesn’t stick to your kitty’s precious paws, and…

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Hosting a party or finding something fun to do for a company outing? Founded by Jessica Blakley and Willow Sprague, BarBees Bartending offers a fun solution for this—cocktail classes. You and your guests can learn to mix premium drinks together, which is a unique party experience. The company recently featured on Shark Tank and secured a deal with Daniel Lubetzky. Currently, BarBees Bartending is worth an estimated $1 million. Jessica and Willow These two besties created a one-of-a-kind service to spice things up at your next party. The team can celebrate with you and teach classy cocktail mixology at home…

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Plant-based meat startups have found a home in Shark Tank. The most recent addition to the bunch is Meat the Mushroom, with their flagship product Shroomacon, a mushroom-based bacon alternative. Recently, Marvin and Aleah Rae Montague pitched their product on show and got a deal with Kevin O’Leary. After Shark Tank, Meat the Mushroom is worth an estimated $2 million. Meet the Montague’s Shroomacon stands out from other plant-based bacon as it’s not made in a mold. No two Shroomacon slices look the same but are free of gluten, soy, and cholesterol. It’s hard to believe Marvin Montague Jr. made…

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Each year from January to April over a million girls participate in a unique tradition that has become a cornerstone of American culture: selling Girl Scout Cookies. Known for both its financial impact and its ability to teach young girls valuable life skills, the program generates over $800 million in annual sales, selling more than 200 million boxes every year! Humble Beginnings Girl Scout Cookies began in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In December 1917, school girls from Mistletoe Troop made the first known cookie sales at their local high school. This laid the groundwork for what we know today. Over the years,…

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