Eugenia Chen seeks a Shark to partner with her in Pandaloon, her line of small dog and puppy costumes, in Shark Tank episode 911. Chen apparently is enamored with all things panda related, though other animals are featured in her product line too. Based in Southern California, Chen runs her small business which sells panda themed apparel, accessories and pet costumes.
The pet costumes put the company on the map. Chen was working as a college math instructor when she created a panda costume for her Pomeranian, Huxley. She took a video of him running around her home and the video went viral with over 400,00 views. Her website blew up and put the business on the map. Now she focuses full-time on her panda themed business.
Besides pandas, Pandaloon features teddy bear, polar bear and lion costumes. There are three sizes, based on your dog's size. She has products for humans, too: everything from tee shirts to slippers, hats and socks. There are also harnesses and carrying bags for dogs. Her love of pandas extends beyond her business; a portion of every sale goes to Pandas International. While riding the wave of her (or rather Huxley's) internet fame is keeping her busy for now, she hopes a Shark will help her continue to grow and thrive going forward.
Will a Shark want to team up with the pandas??
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Pandaloon Shark Tank Recap
Eugenia will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. She'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Sarah Blakely that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but she'll need to show them SHE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Pandaloon will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Pandaloon 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 Pandaloon & Eugenia Chen as more details become available.