It’s great to be featured on the famous series, Shark Tank. Every season, aspiring entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs from all over US come and present their next innovative idea to the sharks and try their luck to land the next million dollar investment. The best part would always be getting an investor on board. There have been a million dollar proposals made and dealt with across the seasons. Rookie have joined hands with the likes of Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary to make their business touch the sky.
But what about the rest of them? The ones who were rejected outright and were announced on the face that their business idea sucks. Gloom and despair casts over the audience, seeing these guys walk out with empty pockets. Reality is, however, something else.
Being on the Tank is an opportunity in itself. Hustlers and rookies who have walked out with no deal have and continue to get calls from other potential investors across the US and the world expressing interest to collaborate. There is a life Beyond Tank – a chance to be a millionaire still.
There have been many instances when the rejects from the Tank have made the sharks actually regret their own decision.
Let us take the famous example of Garrett Gee, who appeared on the series, seeking funding of $1 million for his mobile app, Scan. The argument went hot when Gee revealed that the company had already raised more than $8 million previously. Daymond John had to throw a blatant question about whether the charade was all about exposure. Predictably so, right after the show, Scan surged to number 1 position among all the apps on the Apple’s store. Similar examples can be said of start-ups like Chef Big Shake and Proof Eyewear, which fetched instantaneous momentum and traction after being aired on the show. Such success stories continue to happen, making more millionaires than the Tank even invests at first place.
Shark Tank is an amazing platform for entrepreneurs with fire – perhaps why such a show should be created across the countries. The value add for the self-employment scenario in the economy is incredible because of such shows. There is energy, euphoria and the wanting to be the next millionaire – even beyond Tank!!
Published author, dreamer, entrepreneur and believer. When not running Contenuto, her freelance content vendor firm and writing the next novel, Deepa loves to catch up on her favorite US TV Shows. Loves spending quality time with her family and constantly hallucinates some 'me' moments in a far far away Austria.