Kyle Bergman (aka the Great Fantastic) hopes to find a fit for Swoveralls, his overalls made with sweatpants material, in Shark Tank episode 1019. Initially, Bergman just wanted a pair of overalls from sweatpants material for himself. He found some in women's styles, but not for men. Once he made himself a pair, he realized he had an opportunity.
As a fashion industry veteran since 2012, he used his skills and connections as a buyer for Bloomingdale's and Birchbox to get things going. Bergman really leveraged the power of crowdfunding to get Swoveralls off the ground. He ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $75,461 and an IndieGoGo campaign that raised $108,396 back in the summer of 2018. He also raised a little over $75,000 on Backer Club. With that seed capital, he got the business rolling.
Swoveralls come in styles for “dudes and dudettes.” Available in a variety of wild colors and patterns, a pair will set you back $95. There's an interior pocket for valuables and they come in warm weather and cold weather styles. He wants to build a sustainable and ethical business, so he sources from sustainable suppliers and gives support to 1% for the Planet, Israel Lacrosse and Urban Pathways. Even with his fashion industry connections, Bergman knows a Shark can help him with broader distribution (and cash). Will a Shark want to don these togs?
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Swoveralls Shark Tank Recap
Kyle will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran 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 Swoveralls will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Swoveralls 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 Swoveralls & Kyle Bergman as more details become available.