Trippie

Last into the tank is Ryan Diew of Trippie, seeking $100,000 for 10 percent equity.

Trippie is a navigation app that “revolutionizes” the airport experience for travelers. According to their website, the app provides interactive navigation for airports, ensures a timely departure and features airport restaurant menus and photos. The app “takes the turbulence out of navigating airports” by providing maps, guides and more. It is currently available for free on iPhone.

They are currently in nine airports and Barbara Corcoran questions how the information remains up-to-date. He explains that the descriptions in the app are not very detailed so don’t need to be updated very often. There are competitors, but he hopes to differentiate the business by connecting travelers and creating a community.

He hopes to hire a developer with an investment from the shark. There are currently only 169 monthly active users. Lori Greiner thinks the major problem that needs to be solved through the app is figuring out the line at airport security. However, she goes out. Robert Herjavec doesn’t see any competitive advantage to the app and goes out, followed by guest shark Rohan Oza. Corcoran encourages Diew to not be discouraged, but thinks it’s too early for an investment. Mark Cuban acknowledges the entrepreneurial struggle, but thinks the app is only a feature and not a full business.

Before walking away without a deal, Diew pours his heart out to the sharks regarding what he’s had to do to get to that point. Cuban tells him to stop patting himself on the back and tells him to accept the entrepreneurial struggle. He encourages Diew to prove him wrong while Herjavec says he needs to build a business.

Social Media Reacts to Trippie’s Appearance on “Shark Tank”

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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