Dr. Robert Yonover hopes a Shark comes to the rescue when he introduces the See Rescue Streamer in Shark Tank episode 820. The See Rescue Streamer is a visibility device boaters and hikers can deploy if they get lost. Essentially, it's a 25 foot long, bright orange streamer that is very visible from the air. Should you be lost, you roll it out and aircraft passing over you will see you. It's used by the military, and now it's available to the public.
Dr. Yonover is a Ph.D. geochemist/volcanologist from Hawaii. When he's not doing deep dives for research, he enjoys fishing off the Hawaiian shores. The See Rescue Streamer isn't his only invention. He invented other patented survival items for military and civilian use: Pocket Floatation technology, Portable Emergency DeSalinator, Video Search and Rescue (vSAR) technology, Inflatable Rescue Board, and the Inflatable Paddleboards used all over the world.
His product saves lives. There are many stories of people lost both on land and at sea where the product allowed them to be seen by rescuers. He got the idea for the Rescue Streamer when he was flying in a small plane with a sputtering engine. He thought “if the plane goes down, I'm a goner.” After 11 years, he finally came up with the product and patented it. Now, it's available to anyone with the potential of being lost and in a life threatening situation.
He likely needs a Shark to help with marketing and distribution. Will a Shark come to the rescue and invest in this business?
See Rescue Streamer Shark Tank Recap
Dr. Yonover will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, 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 he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on See Rescue Streamer will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
See Rescue Streamer 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 See Rescue Streamer and Dr. Robert Yonover as more details become available.