Author: Techie Gamers

New Yorkers love their bagels but for others, a full bagel is just too much commitment. Because of this married couple, Nick and Elyse Oleksak created a mini bagel called Bantam Bagels. They pitched their product on Shark and scored a deal with Lori Greiner. As of 2022, Bantam Bagels is worth an estimated $2 million. The business had a much higher valuation before it was acquired in 2018. About the Founders Nicholas and Elyse Oleksak is a husband and wife duo from New York City, New York. They are both former students at Columbia University. Nick has a bachelor’s…

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As an 8-year-old, Joel Clark sold his mother’s line of flapjack and waffle mixes in the neighborhood. They sold out like hot cakes! Joel later took over his mother’s business and partnered with Cameron Smith. The guys pitched the product on Shark Tank and rejected a deal. The Sharks missed out big time! As of 2022, Kodiak Cakes is worth $160 million. About the Founders Joel Clark was raised by a health-conscious family in Salt Lake City, Utah. His mother only prepared whole foods and baked goods for him and his four older siblings. There was no sight of junk…

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A wedding ring is a sweet memento of a wonderful life event. But did you know that wearing one can be a safety hazard? With this in mind, Aaron Dalley and Brighton Jones created a safer alternative called Enso Rings. They pitched the product on Shark Tank and got a deal with Robert Herjavec. As of 2022, Enso Rings is worth $20 million. About the Founders Aaron Dalley and Brighton Jones are from Utah, United States. Aaron is from Provo, and he attended Mountain View High School. After graduating, he became a missionary for the Mormon Church. Then, he studied…

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Haven Lock aims to transform the way we see home security. Instead of deadbolts, the company provides a smart wedge that rests at the base of a door. Founders Clay Banks and Alex Bertelli made one of the more memorable pitches on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2022, Haven Lock is worth $8 million. About the Founders Clay Banks and Alex Bertelli are both from Nashville, Tennessee. Alex is a decorated special operations helicopter pilot. After retiring from the U.S. Army, he pursued higher education and eventually earned an MBA from UNC Kenan. It was also…

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Coconut water is a thing of the past in the plant-based beverage market. Mo Hassoun and Kun Yang developed Pricklee Cactus to replace it. As the name suggests, it is made from pear cactus plants that are full of antioxidants and sustainable to grow. After the founders pitched it on Shark Tank, they got a deal with Barbara Corcoran. As of 2022, Pricklee Cactus is worth an estimated $3 million. About the Founders Mohammed Hassoun is considered the heart of the company. He is originally from Lebanon but relocated to the United States to study health sciences. Kun Yang is…

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At weddings, it’s common for women to hide their drinks when taking photos. Flasky Flowers can help in these situations, as the product is a bouquet that hides a flask. Kelly Moynihan invented the product with support from her husband and they managed to get a deal with three Sharks. As of 2022, Flasky Flowers is worth an estimated $400,000. About the Founders Ryan and Kelly Moynihan were raised a mile away from each other in Delray Beach, Florida. In their hometown, Ryan attended Boca Raton High School, and Kelly went to Atlantic High. The two walked down the aisle…

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Being short has its perks, but it also has drawbacks, such as placing objects on the top rack of a car. This was a problem for Alyssa Brown, so she and her husband Zach, created the vehicle rooftop assistance device Moki Doorstep. Daymond John offered to buy the entire company on Shark Tank and make them multi-millionaires. As of 2022, Moki Doorstep is worth $5 million. About the Founders Zachary and Alyssa Brown are a married couple from Newington, Connecticut. After earning a fire protection degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Zach became a firefighter. His partner is a registered nurse.…

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Brian Bloch and Chase Mitchell’s lightweight ice-free Chill Systems seemed like a brilliant idea. The product replaced traditional heavy drink coolers for beach and barbeque hangouts. But when the product was pitched to Shark Tank, the founders didn’t get a deal. As of 2022, Chill Systems is worth $0 as they went out of business. About the Founders Brian Bloch is from Los Angeles, California. He double-majored in accounting and business administration at the University of Southern California. Also hailing from LA, Chase Mitchell is another business administration graduate of the University of Southern California. There, he minored in web…

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Kwebbelkop is a content creator famous on YouTube for his vlogs and gaming videos. He is one of the biggest online personalities in the Netherlands. Apart from playing, he also publishes his own games through his company, Webble Games. As of 2022, Kwebbelkop has a net worth of $20 million. Early Life Kwebbelkop’s real name is Jordi van den Bussche. The curly-haired gamer was born on June 1, 1995 to Ben and Brigittela in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was raised with a sister named Lauren. When he was just two years old, his parents got divorced, and he chose to live…

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Junk removal and moving firm College Hunks Hauling Junk appeared on Shark Tank’s first-ever episode. The business was founded by Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman. They only offered their spinoff idea, College Foxes Packing Boxes, and didn’t get a deal. As of 2022, College Hunks Hauling Junk is worth an estimated $250 million. About the Founders Omar Soliman is a native of Washington, DC. When he was ten years old, he began working in marketing, sales, and delivery for his mother’s furniture business. After finishing high school, he pursued a business administration degree at the University of Miami and Nick Friedman…

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