Friday night’s new episode of “Shark Tank” is one that is very technology-based. Maybe that is because Chris Sacca is one of the Sharks appearing in the Tank tonight! This is his second appearance on the show, and some of these apps cover everything from scholarships to parking tickets.
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Fixed – This app has a terrible name, but the technology is interesting: Helping to get people out of various parking tickets … and potentially speeding tickets across America. They’re relatively small at the moment, but they do have an interesting idea and are fairly creative. It’s very smart, but do you really want to be in the business of taking tickets away from the government? This ended up actually being a funny conversation, mostly because of “contrarian” Mark Cuban sticking it to the man and making an investment at close to what was asked for.
Hatch Baby – Is this the next great baby innovation? We’re not entirely sure. The biggest issue here is that for now, it seems like such a short-term product that will mostly be for people who want to monitor almost everything weight-related very closely with their young child. They did get a deal with Chris, and one thing that they’ve already done since filming is lower the price down from $299 all the way to $199, at least for the time being. Smart.
Village Scholarships – Can scholarships really be crowdfunded in some way? We think so, but there were two major problems hindering this app in the Tank. For one, there are already a ton of other crowdfunding episodes out there, and many of them don’t have the same exact fee. As Sacca made it clear, there’s a difference between Kickstarter taking such a big fee and this company, who relies more on friends and family for donations. No deal.
Beard King – Is this another great way to help your beard? We were a little confused about what their product really was when looking at their website. Apparently, their big item is a “beard bib” to keep their beard tidy and making sure that the bib keeps counters clean. This segment may be our favorite moment for Lori Greiner ever. She made the deal, but it took a ton of convincing to get her to go in for a big 45% of the company. We do think that she could work wonders with this.
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