Happy holidays, “Shark Tank” nation! With us being so close to December 25, it probably should not come as much of a surprise to many people out there that there is not a new episode of the show airing on ABC.
Tonight, the show is repeating an episode that first aired back in October, and this is one that got a good bit of press around it at the time because one of the people taking part was Wally Amos. If you look below, we’ve got some of our updates on how all of the companies seem to be doing in the months that have passed — given that this is still a relatively short window of time, none of them are substantially different than they were when they first entered the Tank earlier this season.
Raising Wild – We’re still not crazy about the product name, but the idea behind the company is still sound: Functional swimwear for people who are actually planning to engage in some summer fun. Unfortunately for them, it’s a little bit of a bummer that this repeat is airing right before Christmas — unless you’re planning a tropical vacation, odds are that you aren’t exactly thinking too much about going for a swim right now. There aren’t too many discernible changes between now and when the company was first on the show, but we can see that there is a continued effort to produce new designs and product.
The Cookie Kahuna – Wally Amos, formerly of Famous Amos, stopped by to promote his new cookie brand — which still looks really tasty. Reading between the lines, though, our feeling was that the Sharks didn’t really want to get into a business where they couldn’t take advantage of Wally’s biggest asset: His image. The company’s still doing what it can to make some of its cookies affordable, though it is kind of a bummer that their website is sold out of some things entering the episode, especially since everyone wants to indulge in things like cookies right about now.
TekDry – Given that we’re looking here at a technology more so than a brand of food or clothing, it can be a little bit more challenging to gauge success. Yet, at the same time, the good news here is that we know that Staples, per a press release, is looking to expand this phone-saving product out to additional stores. If you drop your phone in water, there may not be a better sure-fire way to make sure that you can get back into it.
Night Runner 270 – The design of their website is super-slick, and they do a great job properly explaining what it is that the product does (gives people at night who need it a valuable source of light) and also how much it costs. We also like that there’s some hustle here, judging from the fact that they were offering up a sale in time for the holiday season. (It’s a little too late to order them before Christmas now, but maybe next time?)
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