Brandon Zavala seeks a Shark to invest in Apollo Peak, his line of “wines” for cats and dogs. Zavala started the business in 2015 with the goal of creating a “safe and fun alternative to hard snacks” for our four-legged friends. The company took off with a lot of solid search engine optimization and social media buzz. The company got its name from Zavala's cat, Apollo, who disappeared for two years (presumably to learn wine making skills).
Apollo Peak isn't alcoholic, it's more like a tea for your pet. Ingredients include catnip and beet juice. With catchy names like “Pinot Meow” and “CharDOGnay,” they have a flavor for every pet. Prices range from five bucks for a 1.8 ounce tasting bottle to sixteen bucks for a 12 ounce bottle.
The product is available on the company website, Amazon, and at dozens of mom and pop pet stores around the USA. Zavala likely wants a Shark to help him get into big box retail. Will a Shark think this business is the cat's meow?
Apollo Peak Shark Tank Recap
Brandon 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 Apollo Peak will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Apollo Peak 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 Apollo Peak and Brandon Zavala as more details become available.