Author: Techie Gamers

xCraft builds and designs innovative Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for the commercial and consumer drone industry. The company’s widely recognized drone, X PlusOne, was pitched on Shark Tank by founders JD Claridge and Charles Manning. On a rare occasion, they struck a deal with all five Sharks. As of 2022, xCraft is worth $34 million. About the Founders JD Claridge was raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and grew up with a passion for flying. At age seven, he designed a functional hang glider. His childhood dreams led him to study aerospace and electrical engineering at LeTourneau University. Charles Manning is…

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For generations, people have used sugar and caffeine to boost mental focus. Ken and Allyson Davidov introduced a new way to achieve similar results without using chemical stimulants. Liftid is a neurostimulation headgear for enhancing brain performance. They featured on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2022, Liftid is worth $20 million. About the Founders Ken and Allyson Davidov are from New York City. Ken has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Tulane University. At 23 years old, he became the national salesman of the year for Hasbro. In 1987, he became the COO of a manufacturing…

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Going barefoot has many benefits, but doing so isn’t always appropriate. This is why Lena Phoenix and Steven Sashen designed Xero Shoes, a brand of minimalist footwear. The founders didn’t get a deal on Shark Tank, which was a missed opportunity for the Sharks. As of 2022, Xero Shoes is worth $20 million. About the Founders Lena Phoenix and Steven Sashen are a married couple and long-time business partners from Colorado, United States. Lena graduated from Naropa University, and Steven is an alumnus of Columbia University. Steven is a former All-American gymnast currently hailed as a Masters All-American sprinter, meaning…

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Toygaroo was a subscription service that lets parents rent toys for their kids. Dubbed “The Netflix of Toys,” it was a promising company pitched on Shark Tank by founder Nikki Pope. She bagged a deal with Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary, which is arguably one of the biggest failures in Shark Tank history. Toygaroo went bankrupt and is worth $0 as of 2022. About the Founder Nikki Pope is a businesswoman from Los Angeles, California, who was raised in a massive family. She has 11 siblings and 13 nephews and nieces. As for her education, she has a psychology degree…

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Browndages are bandages with a twist. They differ from traditional wound dressings in that they come in different shades of brown to match your skin tone. When founders Rashid Mahdi and Intisar Bashir pitched on Shark Tank, they made a deal with Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, and Daymond John. As of 2022, Browndages is worth an estimated $500,000. About the Founders Rashid Mahdi and Intisar Bashir are a married couple residing in Columbus, Ohio. They are currently raising three children aged five, eight, and ten. Taking care of kids means looking after their bumps and bruises. As they bought more…

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Early in her career, Audrina Patridge rose to fame featuring in reality television programs like MTV’s The Hills and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She built on this initial success by pursuing different opportunities in show business. As of 2022, Audrina Patridge has a net worth of around $5 million. Early Life Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Audrina Cathleen Patridge is the oldest of four children of Mark and Lynn Patridge. Born on May 9, 1985, the beauty is a mix of English, Italian, German, and Polish descent. Audrina and her siblings spent a lot of their childhood days in…

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As one of the earliest celebrity influencers, Perez Hilton is best known for blogging about celebrity gossip and posting tabloid photos. Outside of blogging, Perez is also an actor, entrepreneur, and podcaster. As of 2022, Perez Hilton has a net worth of $20 million. Early Life On March 23, 1978, Perez was born Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. in Miami, Florida. He was raised by Cuban immigrants who resided in Westchester and Little Havana. As a child, he always dreamed of becoming an actor and auditioned for many roles but was rejected frequently. When he attended an all-boys catholic school in…

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Being sick is already stressful enough, but getting lab results can be more draining. Everlywell resolves this by providing a way to perform health testing at home. Founder Julia Cheek appeared on Shark Tank and made a deal with Lori Greiner. It is now one of the most successful Shark Tank companies. As of 2022, Everlywell is worth $2.9 billion. About the Founder Julia Cheek hails from Austin, Texas. She studied at Vanderbilt University and received her MBA with honors from Harvard Business School. In her early days, she was a world champion in horse riding before retiring in 2009.…

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Athletes use athletic tape to help alleviate pain and prevent further injuries. Seneca Hampton created a premium version of this tape that is durable and also easy to tear off. Seneca pitched his business Hampton Adams on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2022, Hampton Adams is worth $3 million. About the Founder Seneca Hampton was raised by an underprivileged family in Los Angeles, California. Things got better financially when his mother became a nurse and his father became a football coach. Still, he was determined to be more successful. As he grew older, he realized that…

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Shark Tank is arguably the most popular business reality TV show that offers entrepreneurs a way to raise money and get publicity. Though fans of the show are eager for every company to succeed, they can’t all be winners! While products like Scrub Daddy and Bombas have been hugely successful, others have crashed and burned. Below we cover some of the biggest failures in Shark Tank history. 10 Shark Tank Products That Failed: 1. Breathometer The Breathometer was the first retail breathalyzer for smartphones. It monitored the blood alcohol content of users through an app and physical device. Serial entrepreneur…

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