Brent Davidson and Bryan Cantrell seek to heat up the Tank with Radiate, their “portable campfire,” in Shark Tank episode 919. Radiate is literally a campfire in a can. Each can is a little over 8 inches in diameter. They're packed with recycled paper pulp soaked in recycled soy wax. When lit, a “campfire” suitable for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs lasts 3-5 hours. To extinguish it, just put the lid on the can. You can even douse it with water and it will re-light immediately if you want it to.
The guys launched the product in April 2017 with a successful Kickstarter that raised $6,256. This isn't their first business venture together – they're co-founders of Fleur de Spa, an eCommerce store that sells a proprietary line of skin care products. The idea for Radiate came from the excess wax they produced for some of their skin care products. They were using old wax as giant candles, but it was too messy and bulky to tote them around. One day, Bryan threw some wax and paper into an old cookie tin and the concept of a portable campfire was launched.
Radiate is great for anyplace you'd want a campfire, without the hassle. It's safer and better for the environment, too. Since it's made from 100% recycled materials, it's totally sustainable. They also make them right here in the USA. A two-pack costs $49; they also sell a four-pack for $95 and an 8-pack for $186. They likely want a Shark's help breaking into outdoor and sporting goods retailers. Will a Shark light up over this business?
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Radiate Shark Tank Recap
Brent and Bryan will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Rohan Oza, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec 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 Radiate will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Radiate 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 Radiate & Brent Davidson and Bryan Cantrell as more details become available.