Shark Tank Deal Analysis

Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Explains the 'Wow' Factor That Prompts Investors to Take Action

Harrington looks beyond engagement to determine whether a product has what it takes to keep users coming back on a regular basis.

Gizmodo + Two Beers + Billy Idol = 'Shark Tank' Glory

How do you get on the show? Go to Afghanistan. Go to a bar. Meet a 'Gizmodo' writer who believes in you.

Daymond John Tips Mark Cuban Out of the 'Tank'

A take-it-or-leave-it offer to invest cuts off Cuban from making his usual last-minute surprise bid.

5 Surprising Things I Learned From Interviewing 100 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneurs

Did you know that more than 50 percent of those handshake deals in the 'Tank' never close?

The Sharks Weigh in on 'a Business vs. a Product' and How to Tell the Difference

The sharks will happily invest in a great new idea, but only if there's an actual business behind it.

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