Cropsticks

Next is Mylen Fe Yamamoto of Cropsticks, seeking $75,000 for 12.5 percent equity.

Cropsticks puts an innovative twist on classic chopsticks. The Cropsticks feature a built-in rest made from sustainable bamboo. Each pair comes wrapped in a sleeve made of recycled paper. The 25-pack costs $6.99. Other products include a full-circle planter bundle and restaurant packs. According to their website, they are “committed to producing products that will leave behind a greener environment for future generations.”

Lori Greiner finds it clever and likes that it breaks off easily. They have a purchase order from the Hyatt and have a provisional patent. Kevin O’Leary thinks getting the Cropsticks into restaurants would be challenging and he doesn’t believe anyone will care about “branding” chopsticks. He doesn’t agree with the direction she’s going and decides to go out.

Mark Cuban thinks it feels more like a class project and goes out, followed by Daymond John, despite liking the product. Robert Herjavec admires her entrepreneurial spirit but sees it as more of a commodity, and goes out. Greiner reiterates that she sees it as a clever idea but goes out as well.

Social Media Reacts to Cropsticks’ Appearance on “Shark Tank”

Each week on “Shark Tank,” budding entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their emerging business to six 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. Venture capitalist Chris Sacca is also slated to appear as a guest shark 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 $87 million in various companies after engaging in numerous bidding wars and shark fights. A new episode airs each Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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