Barbara and Lori are together again in Shark Tank episode 528, airing on April 4 on ABC. 4 hopeful entrepreneurs enter the Tank and ask the Sharks to help make their business dreams come true. Three “paintrepreneurs” from New Jersey, Sal DePaola, John DePaola, and Anthony Caputo, pitch The Paint Brush Cover, their product that helps paint brushes last longer and stay cleaner. Christie Barany and Courtney Turich bring their portable mat that fits into an ultra-compact pouch, called Monkey Mat, hoping to roll out a partnership with the Sharks. Cameron Smith and Joel Clark, president of Kodiak Cakes, want to cook up a deal for Kodiak Cakes, his line of whole-grain flapjack and waffle mixes. Nick Taranto and Josh Hix, two Harvard Business School grads, want the Sharks to dish out cash for Plated, their chef-made, pre-prepared meals.
Which companies come away with a Shark for a partner and which ones get crushed like cockroaches? Tune in to ABC to find out!
Follow up segments featuring past Shark Tank success stories are a regular feature on Shark Tank. Episode 528 updates fans on Melissa and Rick Hinnant who got an investment of $175,000 from Barbara in season 5, episode 511. Their company, Grace and Lace, was doing very well before appearing on Shark Tank, they're really knocking it out of the park now!
There were 24 Shark Tank Episodes for Season 5, but ABC announced they were picking up 4 more episodes in early October 2013. This season features two new Sharks and a host of other surprises. Casting is currently closed, but it never hurts to get a head start on season six! If you would like to appear on the show, check out our Auditions and Casting information.
Episode 528 – The Shark Investors and Entrepreneurs
The Shark Tank Episode 528 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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