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Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 12: DNA Simple, Grypmat & More

episode 912Sir Richard Branson returns as a guest Shark in episode 912 after investing in two businesses in the season 9 premier. Branson joins four regular Sharks (Mark, Daymond, Lori and Robert) as the wealthy panel evaluates four new businesses seeking investments and partnerships.

Oliver Noel wants a Shark’s help capitalizing on the exploding marketplace for DNA information when he pitches DNA Simple, his business that compensates DNA sample donors. Tom Burden, an Air Force jet mechanic, pitches Grypmat, a tray that sticks to any surface and keeps tools close by while working. Sharmi Albrechtsen wants the Sharks to get with her program when she pitches SmartGurlz, her STEM toy aimed at girls featuring dolls that ride coding programmed scooters. Justin Krandel and Bart Lamont want “mow money” to grow Robin, their robotic lawn mowing franchise concept.

Which business nets a Shark tonight?


Sir Richard Branson invested in Doorbot after the company failed to get a Shark onboard in season 5. The company went on to do huge numbers in sales and attracted Branson’s attention when he observed a friend using the app. Tonight’s update shows us how the company grew since its Shark Tank appearance. The segment will undoubtedly include information about Branson’s influence.

There are 28 Shark Tank Episodes for Season 9. This season features more appearances by “guest Sharks,” including billionaire Sir Richard Branson. The 200th episode also airs this season. Casting is currently closed, but it never hurts to get a head start on season ten! If you would like to appear on the show, check out our Auditions and Casting information.

Episode 912 – The Shark Investors and Entrepreneurs

The Shark Tank Episode 912 entrepreneurs will make their best pitch to the panel of five Shark investors who will use their own money if they choose to invest. The Shark Investors negotiate on the spot without any previous information, which differs from typical negotiations between venture capital investors and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Companies pitching the Shark Investors must go through a rigorous due diligence process before an on-air deal is completed. Shark Tank Blog follow ups help you keep track of the companies that end up successful and the ones that don’t complete their deal.

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Episode 912 Press Release

Shark Tank: Episode 912 (11/5)



“Episode 912” – A U.S. Air Force fighter-jet machine-gun mechanic from
Columbus, Ohio, introduces a high-performance problem-solver; an
entrepreneur from Queens, New York, hopes the Sharks bite into a DNA test
that aims to aid and optimize medical research; a Dallas, Texas,
entrepreneur duo hopes to lure the Sharks with their high-tech solution for
a common household chore; robots and drones are all the rage with boys, but
one Bethesda, Maryland, entrepreneur is hoping to encourage more girls to
get into coding and technology, on “Shark Tank,” SUNDAY, NOV. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC
Television Network.

In his follow-up, entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff, who in 2005 walked out of
the tank without a deal for his creation, the Ring door-bot, returns to
showcase his now-popular and improved home security product.

The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Lori Greiner,
Robert Herjavec and Sir Richard Branson.