Last into the tank are Chris Mason and Peter Baldwin of Birddogs, seeking $250,000 for one-and-a-half percent equity.
Birddogs adds an extra level of comfort to men’s gym shorts. According to their LinkedIn page, the shorts feature a “built-in liner freeing men of the need to wear underwear.” The design features various extras, including a “phone pouch” and a “ball pouch.” The shorts are available in a plethora of colors and designs and start at $54.95.
Kevin O’Leary doesn’t see how they’re different than usual gym shorts, but the duo assures him that they are much more comfortable. They are projected to do more than $6 million in sales this year after doing approximately $2.3 million in their first two years combined. They sell exclusively online.
They think they have “the best marketing on the planet” due to their entertainment-focused advertising. Mark Cuban doubts its effectiveness, however, because of their high customer acquisition costs. Lori Greiner thinks they’re “birddogging” their answers and goes out, followed by Cuban and Robert Herjavec over inventory concerns. Herjavec thinks the story became “unclear” throughout the presentation.
Daymond John thinks they have an “elitist” attitude and goes out, as does O’Leary. He thinks the duo is very arrogant and says “you are dead to me.”
Social Media Reacts to Birddogs’ Appearance on “Shark Tank”
The @birddogs presentation makes me uncomfortable….so awkward! #SharkTank
— Jamie Naragon (@mashjaja) January 8, 2018
#birddogs should have stayed behind the curtain #sharktank I don't want those boys protecting my boys.
— Trump Loki (@trumploki) January 8, 2018
These #birddogs shorts have existed for women for years and the first thing we do is cut the underwear out #whodathunkit #SharkTank
— Jones (@KelsGoHard) January 8, 2018
The #birddogs guys are d-bags… I’m out! #wayout #SharkTank
— Amy Naas (@AmyNaas) January 8, 2018
Shoutout to @birddogs for the most arrogant #SharkTank pitch ever.
— Josh Tanner (@jtanner39) January 8, 2018
That awkward moment when @kevinolearytv, of ALL people, has to tell you you're too arrogant! #birddogs #SharkTank @ABCSharkTank
— Kimberly Perkins (@KimberlyBHM) January 8, 2018
Each week on “Shark Tank,” budding entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their emerging businesses to multi-millionaire and billionaire investors, known as sharks: Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Daymond John, fashion mogul and founder of FUBU; Kevin O’Leary, self-proclaimed Mr. Wonderful and founder of O’Leary Financial Group; Barbara Corcoran, real estate maven; Lori Greiner, queen of QVC; and Robert Herjavec, technology guru and founder/CEO of the Herjavec Group.
Philanthropist and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, Skinnygirl Cocktails founder and Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel, Vitamin Water founder Rohan Oza and former MLB player Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez are also slated to appear as guest sharks this season.
“Shark Tank,” which is based on “Dragons’ Den,” is produced by Mark Burnett and first debuted in 2009. To date, the sharks have invested more than $100 million in various companies after engaging in numerous bidding wars and shark fights. A new episode airs each Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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