Kat Nouri hopes to clean up the oceans and the Shark Tank when she pitches Stasher, her line of reusable silicone storage bags, in episode 916. Nouri, a nutrition buff, was disgusted by the amount of plastic bags she was using to pack her kids' lunches. That prompted her seek out a solution. Instead of plastic, she makes her Stasher bags from pure platinum silicone. Just like resealable plastic, they seal airtight.
They last about three years and can go from freezer to microwave to dishwasher. They even stand up to boiling water, so you can use them for sous vide cooking. She unveiled the product in January 2016 and now they're widely available on Amazon, at Target and many other stores.
This isn't her first business venture or her first foray into silicone based products. In 2005, she started a business called Modern Twist, which makes silicone-based placemats, coasters and a variety of baby products. That company does about $10 million in yearly sales.
Stasher bags come in three sizes (with more on the way): half-gallon, sandwich and snack size. They come in a variety of colors and cost anywhere from $12-$20 each. Since they last three years, Nouri hopes consumers will use them instead of plastic bags. She likely wants a Shark's help accelerating growth.
Will a Shark bag this opportunity?
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Stasher Shark Tank Recap
Kat 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 she’ll need to show them SHE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Stasher will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Stasher 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 Stasher & Kat Nouri as more details become available.