Husband and wife team Joe and Meghan Johnson pitch Vade Nutrition, their business that sell “protein powder pods,” in Shark Tank episode 1007. The couple met at a summer camp for college athletes. Joe, a former Michigan State wrestler, and Meghan, a former cheerleader at Arizona State, both love to work out. They also drink a lot of protein shakes.
The Johnsons created Vade Nutrition because they had a problem they wanted to solve. Whenever they were on the go trying to make their protein shakes, the powder would end up making a mess. Joe invented a pre-made, protein pod that has all the powder needed for one shake inside a dissolving membrane. The word “Vade” is Latin for “to vanish” and that's what the membrane does. It eliminates measuring, mess and lugging around a big jar of protein powder.
Workout enthusiasts love the patented product's convenience, whether they're serious competitors or “weekend warriors.” The Johnsons have a patent pending, too. They began selling Vade Nutrition products in mid 2016 after they quit their jobs to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. They sell on their website and on Amazon. A pack of 30 costs $44.99 and they come in vanilla, chocolate or a combo pack. They likely need a Shark to help with distribution and managing growth. Will a Shark see the promise in these protein pods?
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Vade Nutrition Shark Tank Recap
Joe and Meghan 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 Alex Rodriguez 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 Vade Nutrition will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Vade Nutrition 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 Vade Nutrition & Joe and Meghan Johnson as more details become available.