Author: Gemma Paredes

Gemma Paredes

Gemma graduated with a degree in Accounting and Business Management and has over 10 years experience as a freelance writer. She's passionate about entrepreneurship and has previously worked in recruitment.

Nowadays, companies rely heavily on social media platforms for sales and CAKES Body has surpassed a million-dollar valuation thanks to the power of TikTok. Entrepreneurs Taylor and Casey Capuano’s business sell nipple covers and closed a deal with Emma Grede. Today, CAKES Body is worth an estimated $3 million. The Capuano Sisters Identical twins from Albany, New York, Taylor and Casey had different academic backgrounds yet parallel interests in account management and marketing, the twins converged on a common entrepreneurial goal. After college, Taylor worked as an account executive at JetBlue and marketing executive at Life is Good. Casey held…

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In an age where swiping right is a sport, finding love online can feel like searching for a needle in a digital haystack. Enter Blaine Anderson, armed with not a bow, but a laptop, guiding men through the battlefield of dating. Anderson pitched her business on Shark Tank and got a deal with Mark Cuban. Currently, Dating by Blaine is worth an estimated $4 million. Blaine Anderson’s Background Blaine didn’t just walk onto the Shark Tank stage; she sashayed with the confidence of a woman who knows her worth. The brunette bombshell isn’t just a pretty face; she’s the mastermind…

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Shawn James isn’t your average YouTuber. He’s a man whose love for the outdoors has captured the attention of over two million people on his channel, ‘My Self Reliance’. Living in the woods near Huntsville, Ontario, Shawn has turned the wild Canadian outdoors into a homestead, showcasing his journey for all to see. Luckily, his hobby pays well as My Self Reliance has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Shawn’s Background Originally from Barrie, Ontario, Shawn’s love for nature has always been a part of him. But it was the financial crisis of 2008 that pushed him into the…

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Arepa is a staple dish in South America, but not many companies in the US can replicate the authentic taste. Venezuelan sisters Maria Fernanda and Maria Corina Cabezas found this out when they migrated. The two Maria’s are reintroducing the food they love with TOAST-IT and secured a deal with Daniel Lubetzky on Shark Tank. TOAST-IT is worth an estimated $2 million in 2024. About the Founders Maria Fernanda “Mafe” and Maria Corina “Coco” left their home country to study in the United States. Mafe studied corporate finance, and Coco got a master’s degree in data science at UC Berkeley.…

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A new contender has emerged in the world of outdoor sports, captivating the hearts of families and friends alike: PaddleSmash. The game is the brainchild of structural engineer Joe Bingham, a blend of pickleball and spikeball. Tim Swindle and Scott Brown got a deal with Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec! After Shark Tank, PaddleSmash is worth an estimated $3 million. The Founders The path from a backyard invention to a market sensation wasn’t a solo journey. Tim Swindle and Scott Brown are friends with the inventor, Joe Bingham. Both guys are seasoned entrepreneurs with a strong background in the toy…

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A fusion of sweet and spicy, chamoy epitomizes the depth of Mexican cuisine. This versatile sauce has found its way into the hearts of many in the US. However, a gap existed in the market for those seeking a sugar-free variant of this beloved condiment. Enter Annie Leal and her creation, “I Love Chamoy.” After a memorable pitch on Shark Tank, I Love Chamoy is worth an estimated $3 million. Annie Leal’s Story Annie Leal’s story resonated with Mexicans who have health issues but crave food that reminds them of home. Annie’s family hail from Monterrey, Mexico but after immigrating…

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YouTube has its share of enigmatic tales. Among them resides the story of CJ, known as MrBro, the sibling of the famed MrBeast. Despite riding the coattails of his brother’s stardom, MrBro’s voyage on the platform didn’t sparkle with the same vibrancy as MrBeast’s. The Initial Journey Launching his channel in August 2019, MrBro rode the wave of initial success, amassing 10 million views within the first month. Yet, the fire dwindled post the launch, with the channel plateauing at 1 to 4 million views monthly, ultimately leading to an unforeseen hiatus in June 2021 after 29 video uploads. Despite…

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People have different opinions on the best beverage to pair with pizza. But entrepreneurs Kevin Klein and Josh Green aim to unite everyone’s answer with Pie Wine. The company appeared on the first episode of season 15 but didn’t get a deal from the Sharks. As of 2024, Pie Wine is worth an estimated $2 million. Meet the Founders The co-founders are real pizza lovers, and it was obvious when they entered the stage. They presented a product that was strange yet innovative. Apart from being solely made for pizza, it stood out with its carbonated properties, which are uncommon…

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In the annals of tech history, few stories are as cautionary as that of Ronald Wayne. As the often-overlooked third co-founder of Apple, Wayne’s early departure from the company would come to define his legacy – a tale of missed opportunities and “what might have been.” In 1976, a 42-year-old Wayne joined forces with a pair of bright-eyed visionaries, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. With the trio’s combined talents, they sought to make a dent in the burgeoning computer industry. Wayne, whose background in engineering and design had led him to work with Jobs at Atari, brought a wealth of…

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In 2011, Ted Williams’ smooth, radio-friendly voice propelled him from homelessness to overnight fame. Dubbed “The Man With the Golden Voice,” he went from panhandling on the streets of Ohio to lucrative deals with MSNBC and the Cleveland Cavaliers. But his meteoric rise was followed by a series of setbacks, as he grappled with the challenges of sobriety. Struggles with Addiction and Rehab Williams’ overnight fame began with a viral video posted by The Columbus Dispatch in 2011. However, his struggle with addiction soon overshadowed his success. After admitting to ongoing alcohol use on Dr. Phil, Williams entered rehab twice,…

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