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Four businesses came to the Shark Tank to pitch their product and services in hopes of securing a partnership deal with one or more of the Sharks. Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and Robert Herjavec were in the Shark Tank to evaluate investment opportunities with Muvez, Prepwell Academy, Beddley, and Bad Birdie. Although each of these businesses were seeking financial and strategic investments from the Sharks, only two businesses would leave the Shark Tank with a deal.

Muvez Partners With Daymond John

Brothers Ryan and Eric Cruz, along with their best friend, Kevin Zamora, came to the Shark Tank to showcase their innovative shoe company, Muvez. Their two-part dual sole technology allows consumers to easily transition from an indoor slipper into an outdoor shoe. Each pair contains an inner slipper with an additional outsole that can be mixed and matched to customize style preference. This allows the user to easily slide the outer sole on to do small tasks like checking the mail and then slide them off to transition back to a house shoe or slipper when they come back into their home. This greatly reduces the amount of germs that are tracked from the outdoors into a home.

Muvez is seeking a Shark who is willing to invest $200,000 in exchange for 15% equity in their company. All of the Sharks really like the product, but many of them are fearful that there is too much risk and that they may not get a return on their investment because of the amount of education that would be needed for customers to understand the key benefit of Muvez. Daymond John is already in the footwear space with several of his companies and agrees to invest $200,000 in exchange for 25% equity.

Prepwell Academy Doesn’t Hit The Mark

Serial entrepreneur and previous guest in the Shark Tank, Phil Black, is back seeking investors in his new company, Prepwell Academy. This online video-based subscription service helps students and their families begin prepping for the transition into college beginning as early as their freshman year. The lessons begin with skills such as organization and leadership and advance to volunteering and extra-curricular activity opportunities before moving into the final stage of applying and transitioning to college.

Phil is hoping that a Shark will see the merit in this idea and will be willing to invest $100,000 in exchange for 20% equity in Prepwell Academy. Having been on the Shark Tank before, the Sharks remember what an impressive businessman Phil is, however they are just not crazy about this business idea. Lacking a clear tie to the cause and a path forward for the business, the Sharks decline to make Prepwell Academy an offer. Phil leaves the Shark Tank without a partnership from the Sharks.

Beddley Strikes Out In The Shark Tank

Lola Ogden was tired of struggling to change her duvet cover. In looking for a simple solution to this cumbersome and time-consuming chore, she learned that there are no good or simple solutions on the market currently and decided to develop something herself. Lola designed Beddley to turn this once burdensome task into an easy and simple change-out. Beddley zips on three sides so that a duvet can conveniently be placed inside and zippered up.

Although the Sharks like the product and think that there is a need for it, they are discouraged by both her sales number and her unrealistic valuation. The Sharks are not prepared to offer Beddley $150,000 in exchange for 10% equity in a company that only has $12,000 in year-to-date sales. All of the Shark declined to partner with Beddly and Lola left the Shark Tank without an offer from the Sharks.

Bad Birdie Lands a Deal With Robert Herjavec

With the number of young golfers on the rise, Jason Richardson was disappointed with the apparel selections available for golfers, which seemed to tailor to an older market demographic. Realizing the majority of golf shirt designs were solids or stripes, Jason created Bad Birdie to design and create modern, stylish golf shirts with bold prints and patterns. The market has responded to these new designs in a big way. Struggling to keep up with the demand for his product, Jason has seen year-over-year growth with Bad Birdie and ended 2019 exceeding $1,000,000 in sales.

The Sharks are impressed with Bad Birdie’s product, sales, and margins. There is a lot of debate between the Sharks on the best market-growth strategy. Kevin O’Leary does not want to see Bad Birdie go to the retail market and decides to extend him an offer contingent that he does not focus on expanding into retail. Robert Herjavec also made Jason an offer, explaining that he trusts his judgment and growth strategy. If that includes retail, Robert is OK with that. Bad Birdie agrees to a $300,000 investment from Robert Herjavec in exchange for 20% equity.

Which of the businesses on this episode of Shark Tank was your favorite? Of these businesses, which would you invest in if you were a Shark? Are there any businesses that you were surprised the Sharks did not partner with? Start the conversation in the comments below!