Shark Tank Deal Analysis

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?

Tj Hale

· 7 min read

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.

Brian O'Connor

· 6 min read

With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'

For years, co-founders Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe shunned outside investment. But when they were approached by the show's producers, the timing was finally right.

Laura Entis

· 5 min read

3 Questions Always Asked on ABC's Shark Tank

Answering these basic inquiries from potential investors is crucial, and not just if you're on the show.

Dawn Fotopulos

· 5 min read

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.

Catherine Clifford

· 4 min read

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong products.

Catherine Clifford

· 3 min read

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.

Catherine Clifford

· 5 min read

What You Can Learn About Ecommerce From Used Wedding Dresses

An online retailer pitches the sharks on her newly minted designer wedding dress consignment business, but no one bites.

Jeremy Liew

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.

Jeremy Liew