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Play Maysie

Play MaysieKayla Lupean hopes to make a play for Play Maysie, her portable dollhouses,  in Shark Tank episode 1417. Lupean became a single mom by chice back in 2017. She divorced in 2013 and hadn’t met “Mr. Wonderful,” so she decided to adopt a daughter to experience motherhood. The adoption came by chance when a pregnant couple asked her mother’s medical practice if they knew someone looking to adopt. The adoption came together in just 8 weeks and Kayla’s daughter, Elsie, was born in October.

Fast forward to Christmas day, 2020 and Kayla had an epiphany. When she saw her daughter playing with her dollhouse, she envisioned a portable dollhouse. The Play Maysie dollhouses look like old school metal lunchboxes when closed. They open on each side to reveal a dollhouse complete with furniture. Everything, including the dolls, uses magnets to hold everything together. The dollhouses cost $48 and dolls cost extra, but they’re included in any one of the $78 bundles offered on the website. You can also buy them in person at The Arcade Mall in Cleveland where she has a shop.

Kayla used $25,000 of her savings to get the first prototypes made and set up a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign was a success; it raised $29,475 in April, 2021. She delivered finished products in November, 2021. She’s been selling the dollhouses at a brisk pace since. Play Maysie was named “Best Preschool Toy of 2022” by Kayla also donates dollhouses to young children entering the foster care system. She’s likely in the Shark Tank to get help with inventory.

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Play Maysie Shark Tank Recap

Kayla will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. She’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Kevin O’Leary 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 Play Maysie will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.

Play Maysie 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 Play Maysie & Kayla Lupean as more details become available.

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