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About Rob Merlino

Entrepreneur, auteur, raconteur. Rob Merlino is a blogger and writer who enjoys the Shark Tank TV show and Hot Dogs. A father of five who freelances in a variety of publications, Rob has a stable of websites including Shark Tank Blog, Hot Dog Stories, Rob Merlino.com and more.

Slimey Honey – Designer Slime

Mark Lin started making slime as a teenager and started Slimey Honey when videos of his slime went viral on Tik Tok. His is no ordinary slime, it’s filled with glitter and small plastic bauble toys. He even adds aromatherapy scents to his slime. There are themed slimes for each season, slime that looks like […]

Shred Skinz Sauna Suit

Shred Skinz creator Kalaii Griffin II keeps himself in very good shape. He played football for the University of Texas at El Paso and, when he wasn’t drafted into the NFL, he decided to start a business. He always used sauna suits to help him work out harder, but he didn’t like what was available […]

The Humm Viewer

John Creed invented The Humm Viewer because he’s fascinated by humming birds and has been since childhood. On his Facebook page, he says “Hummingbirds are simply magnificent creatures. Their abilities are unmatched in nature.” They can fly forward, backward and even upside-down. Most hummingbirds beat their wings several dozen times a second and some of […]

Fire Fighter 1

Bianca Wittenberg invented Fire Fighter 1 because, as a realtor, she saw many homes destroyed by wild fires. It often takes emergency responders a considerable amount of time to reach a home, which results in more damage or even complete loss. If home owners had a quick way to start putting water on a fire, […]

The Boarderie

Aaron Menitoff and Rachel Solomon started The Boarderie due to Covid-19. Aaron was running an extremely successful catering and events company with his wife, Julie. They had a stable of celebrity clients, but when the world shut down due to the pandemic, they went to zero. They had to do something, so they brought on […]

Legacy Shave Brush

Mike Gutow and his brother Dave invented their Legacy Shave Brush twenty years before bringing it to market. Their invention is a shave brush that attaches to any shaving cream can with a universal adapter. They invented it, ordered 3000 units, assembled around 200 of them, then kind of put the project aside. 17 years […]

Action Glow

Garret and Dakota Porter invented Action Glow when they were teenagers. Now, ten years later, they’re bringing their global brand to the  Shark Tank. The guys make LED lights for sporting equipment: snowboards, skis, surfboards, skateboards and more. They used to like snowboarding at night and they hated the whiteness of the slopes: white snow […]

Ride FRSH

Entrepreneurial brothers Donovan and Trey Brown are two of the five founders of Ride FRSH. The other three, Garrick Mitchell, Martin Weiss and Dean Parker, do not appear in Shark Tank episode 1407. All five are childhood friends who, after college, were living and working in Los Angeles. They were hanging out in their apartment […]

Wondry Wine

Wondry Wine founder Whitney Gates grew up watching her uncle make wine out of everything from apples to corn on the cob. After a long career as a brand manager for Fortune 500 companies, she decided it was time to manage her own brand. When you think of wine, you probably get visions of Napa […]

Square Keg

Tim Louks created his Square Keg to make having tap fresh beverages easy to fit in the fridge or to take on the go. He knew traditional, barrel kegs were unwieldy and full tap systems were expensive, but lots of folks wanted to be able to tap their favorite drink. The Square Keg fits neatly […]

Banana Hats

Sean Adler’s company makes banana hats. You heard that right, Nana Hats are literally hats for bananas. They’re even patented! The successfully Kickstarted business will be showcasing their whimsical, crocheted hats in Shark Tank episode 1408. Sean keeps a pretty low profile online, so I couldn’t find out much about him beyond the banana hats […]

Collars and Company – Dress Golf Shirts

Collars and Company founder Justin Baer is no stranger to entrepreneurship. He’s founded six companies prior to his latest venture, one of which – a niche texting business – he still runs. The shirt business he’s pitching in Shark Tank episode 1408 started as a small test with a 500 shirt order in 2021. Little […]

PrettyRugged Apparel

Tracy Slocum started PrettyRugged to stay warm and dry on her boat on Lake George in upstate New York. She has boating in her blood. Her great great grandfather, Captain Joshua Slocum, was the first man to sail alone around the world. When Tracy went looking for something to keep her warm and dry, she […]

Plufl Human Dog Bed

Kickstarter is where the Shark Tank producers found Plufl, the human dog bed. Two college kids, Yuki Kinoshita and Noah Silverman, got the idea for the product when they saw a dog resting peacefully on a dog bed in a local coffee shop. They thought it would be a good ways to take naps during […]

Bridal Babe Wedding Wear

Ashley Young first got the idea for Bridal Babe when she was planning her own wedding. She was trying to find bridesmaids dresses for her bridesmaids and she couldn’t find any that would make her friends “look and feel amazing by my side.” Ultimately, she decided to make her own. She wanted dresses for women […]

BigBee LittleBee Reduces Plastic Waste

Amy Leinbach says her daughter Marlo inspired her to create BigBee LittleBee products. When she was two, Marlo wanted to do things for herself in the bath tub. Regular facecloths were too cumbersome for her, so she created the company’s second product, the ScruBee. The first product was Clean Bee Reusable Multi Purpose Towels, which […]

Woosh Smart Air Filter

Like many businesses that appear on Shark Tank, Winston Mok’s Woosh Smart Air Filter got noticed by producers on Kickstarter. Mok, a former Product Manager at Google, funded his vision for Woosh on the popular crowdfunding platform in March of this year (2022) to the tune of $62,817. They taped their segment sometime in July […]

The Storage Scholars

Sam Chason and Matt Gronberg started The Storage Scholars out of Sam’s freshman dorm room at Wake Forest. They saw a real problem and came up with a real solution. The problem is, at the end of each college academic year, students have to schlepp their belongings back home and then schlepp them back to […]

Ghia Aperitifs -Non Alcoholic Drinks

Melanie Nasarin created Ghia Aperitifs out of a sense of nostalgia. When she was a kid, she’d watch her mother and grandmother make limoncello. Limoncello is made with lemon zest, neutral spirits and sugar or sweet syrup. It was invented in the early 1900’s in the southern part of Italy. Exactly who invented it or […]

Expedition Sub Sahara – African Inspired Baskets

Sofi Seck started Expedition Sub Sahara for a variety of reasons. One was her dissatisfaction with her career as a photographer. Another was she wanted to change people’s perception of Africa. Most people in the USA perceive Africa as a continent filled with poverty. Sofi’s recollection of her homeland in Senegal as a “place full […]

Why Shark Tank Live Sucked

Let’s face it, if you’re a fan of Shark Tank like me, you probably thought Shark Tank Live sucked. I do too. While I understand the novelty of it, it came off like an episode of The Price is Right. I half expected Rod Roddy to be the announcer. Now I like The Price is […]

The Turbo Trusser Kitchen Gadget

Kirk Hyust and Brian Halasinski invented the Turbo Trusser so they wouldn’t have to tie their chickens up with strings when they cook them. The invention has gained customers world-wide from Michelin rated chefs to backyard barbecue aficionados.  The Turbo Trusser works on ducks and turkeys too. The business is currently a side hustle for […]

Woobles Crochet Kits

Justine Tiu made her first animal that would become The Woobles for a friend. She didn’t know how to crochet, so she looked at dozens of YouTube videos and taught herself. She found crocheting relaxing and she got to be prolific at it. When she and her husband, Adrian, became dissatisfied with their corporate careers, […]

Shark Tank Blog Hurricane Hiatus

I am writing this post to let readers know the Shark Tank Blog will be on Hurricane hiatus for the near term. On Wednesday, September 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall about 35 miles south of where I live. The eyewall was directly over my community for hours with sustained winds of 80 mph and gusts […]

Stealth Bros Company

Braxton Fleming created the Stealth Bros Company because he has to take regular hormone injections for transitioning to a male. Braxton often has to take his injections when he’s away from home. The hormone therapy must be working because Braxton is pretty jacked. Diabetics often need to take injections too and they are another group […]

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