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overplayDan Projansky and Caroline Strzalka make a play for Overplay, their app that lets you turn your videos into video games, in Shark Tank episode 1518. The pair met while working at the Sesame Workshop back in 2008. Dan designed games for Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo. Caroline has a background founding and developing businesses. Together, they plan to disrupt the $574 billion gaming industry.

What makes Overplay special is the social aspect. People can take a video and turn it into a video game, then share it and play it with friends – all without any coding. Brands could make games out of their commerciaals too. Overplay has a patent on “gamifying videos” and on their technology that allows for a smooth transition between portrait and landscape views on your mobile device.

They’ve already caught the attention and backing of Venture Capitalists like Village Global, Gaingels, Sound Media Ventures, Plus Eight Equity Partners, Gaingels, Red & Blue Ventures, Band of Angels, Stampede Ventures, and Outlander Capital. They also raised over $1 million on WeFunder. In the first half of 2024, they’re still ironing out some of the technical details. By the end of the year, they’ll be monetizing the app and developing a set top box player. They likely want a Shark to join their VC team and bring Shark appeal to their team.

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Overplay Shark Tank Recap

Dan and Caroline will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Guest Shark Jason Blum 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 Overplay will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.

Overplay 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 Overplay & Dan Projansky and Caroline Strzalka as more details become available.