Tom Zipprian and Daniel Lentz want to get their paws on a Shark when they introduce AquaPaw, their pet bathing accessory, in Shark Tank episode 923. Lentz, a lifetime dog owner (and bather) came up with the idea for AquaPaw while still in college at Virginia Tech. After working as an industrial designer for a couple of bicycle companies for seven years, he decided to develop the product.
The AquaPaw is a combination pet brush and bathing tool. Simply connect a garden hose or shower head (connectors included) to the AquaPaw and water jets out through the brush. This allows users to scrub, brush and bathe their pet all at the same time.
They got their company off the ground in November of 2016 with a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $42,073. They started shipping almost a year later. In March of 2018, the product won “Best in Show” at the Global Pet Expo – the leading pet industry trade show. An AquaPaw costs $25 and is available on Amazon and the company website. They also sell a “slow treater” which dispenses dog treats in the bath tub to help induce Fido to stay put while getting a bath.
As of now, AquaPaw is slowly being introduced by major pet retailers. They'd like a Shark's help to get broader distribution. Will a Shark want to clean up with this product?
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AquaPaw Shark Tank Recap
Tom and Daniel will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Guest Shark Bethenny Frankel that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they'll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on AquaPaw will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
AquaPaw Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on AquaPaw & Tom Zipprian and Daniel Lentz as more details become available.