'Shark Tank' Recap: 'BearTek,' 'Combat Flip Flops,' 'Major Mom' & 'R Riveter'

In this special episode of ABC's Shark Tank, BearTek, Combat Flip Flops, Major Mom and R Riveter, companies run by members and former members of the military, seek investments from sharks, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, Kevin O' Leary and Robert Herjavec.

Cuban, Greiner, John, O'Leary and Herjavec will have to weed through these special businesses to figure out which ones best suit their business models, as well as which ones are going to make the most money.

About R Riveter

Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse are a team of army wives who are looking for an investment in R Riveter. R Riveter is a line of handbags and totes crafted in U.S. by workers called riveters. They both want to take the business to the next level with help from one of the sharks.

"What began as two Military Spouses in a small attic, armed with a big idea, one sewing machine and a little bit of canvas, has grown into a bold + achievable mission shared by many: to inspire, engage and empower." - R Riveter

The ask: $100,000 for 20% equity

How it went down: The pitch is pretty straight forward and they clearly state that they want to create an income for military spouses and empowering them along the way.

They present the sharks with the products and explain the idea of mobile employment.

The total cost to make a bag is $55 and they sell them for $220. All the bags are stamped with the military spouse id. The military supporter is the major buyer and they are mainly selling online.

With the investment they plan on putting the money towards management. Cruse and Bradley explain their stories and the sharks actually seem quite interested.

O'Leary points out the the price is kind of high but they told him that their consumers understand what goes into the product.

Cuban seems very interested and tells them that they have a great sense of personal connection from everyone involved. John doesn't really seem convinced that they need a partner but they explain that they need a partner to increase the demand steadily. The majority of the investment again goes towards marketing. John advises them to think about giving the percentage to someone they don't need and he pulls out of the deal.

O'Leary says he likes it and offers exactly what they ask for but doesn't want to partner. Herjavec makes the same offer.

Cuban makes the same offer but adds credit for inventory. Greiner says they are doing a different model than what she is used to and pulls out of the deal. They decide to go with Cuban's deal.

About BearTek

Tarik Rodgers and Will Blount bring functionality and tech together in order to from the BearTek gloves.

BearTek gloves are a sort of bluetooth device that is designed to help those who want to be able to control portable devices like GoPros and smart phones all while being safe.

For motorcyclists, it could be a safe wave of keeping their hands off these devices while still being able to control them and enjoy the ride all at once.

"BearTek founders Willie Blount and Tarik Rodgers are the original 'out there' guys. Both found themselves with similar dilemmas.

Willie needed a way to control his music while riding his Suzuki Hayabusa sport bike, and Tarik was separated from a friend on the slopes of Breckenridge fighting the cold to stop and use his phone.

Those two moments led to some passionate brainstorms, and BearTek Gloves became a reality." - BearTek

The ask: $500,000 for 5% equity.

How it went down: The sharks are taken back by the ask. However, Blount and Rodgers deliver a pitch that makes their product very easy to understand. They hand the sharks some samples so that they can see how it works.

They are selling gloves and modules but they want to prove the concept more than anything. They sold 1500 units for a total of $200,000.

They spent $500,000 of their own money but they want to move into consumer space. They have been approached by military companies who want to use the technology.

Herjavec wants them to go beyond gloves if they want to get a deal. The sharks aren't sure why the guys think their company is worth $10 million.

O'Leary says there are other ways to interface with devices. He brings up speech and voice activation. The guys bring up the flaws of voice activation. O'Leary says the market has passed them buy and pulls out of the deal. Cuban says the risk reward isn't there and pulls out.

John says he thinks there is merit but the evaluation is too high and pulls out. Herjavec says he was hoping they would say the glove is just a carrier.

Herjavec says it's worth something but the evaluation is too high and he pulls outs.

Greiner says she likes the idea but they are just at the point of figuring it out and she pulls out of the deal. The guys go home without a deal.

About Major Mom

Angela Cody-Rouget pitches the sharks her professional home organization service called Major Mom.

The Major Mom idea is built around the fact that a moms life can often be filled with stress that is worsened by clutter and the inability to get to things when and where you nee to.

The service features professional organizers who are trained to make your life easier and ensure that everything is where it should be.

"Here at Major Mom; we hire men and women that are passionate and skilled at decluttering, organizing and setting up systems for moms and their families.The founder and CEO of Major Mom(R), Angela Cody-Rouget walks her talk.

She has two decades of training in order management." - Major Mom

The ask: $150,000 for 20% equity.

How it went down: The pitch is bright and Rouget's service is noted by the sharks.

Greiner is curious about Rouget's role in the army. She had the keys to the nukes and would not let them know the closest she was to using them.

She started the business when she ended her service and her husband's real estate business tanked. The number one selling package is over $2,000. They have made over a half a million in the last year and she takes home $25,000 to the bottomline.

They spend a lot on legal and franchising. Cuban asks her to tell him more about the franchising and she says that the first year of a franchise would make about $5,000 after opening.

The sharks find that the task is pretty difficult. Herjavec thinks it's going to be a problem for franchising. He wishes her the best and pulls out of the deal. O'Leary says that Rouget is remarkable at doing the job and she will have to find other people like her, which he believes will be very hard to do.

He pulls out of the deal as well. John says that he has some of the same problems but he can't be a part of the business and pulls out.

Cuban says what she has done is noble but she is underestimating the work it will take and pulls out.

Greiner says that Rouget is doing a remarkable job but disagrees with the franchising. Greiner pulls out of the deal and Rouget goes home without a deal.

About Combat Flip Flops

Matthew Griffin and Donald Lee combine style and their support of good causes to bring the sharks the Combat Flip Flops.

The Combat Flip Flops have a combat boot sole and what's more interesting about Lee and Griffin's company is that each of the products support a great cause.

"As Army Rangers with several Afghanistan tours behind them, Griff and Lee saw a country filled with hard-working, creative people who wanted jobs, not handouts.Flip flops were just the start.

We've taken a product that people in nearly every country on the planet wear, and made it a weapon for change.

Right now, all our flip flops are made in Bogota, Columbia, providing jobs and investing in people who desperately need it." - Combat Flip Flops

The ask: $150,000 for 10% equity.

How it went down: The guys have set up a pretty simple pitch while noting their time as Army Rangers. The flip flops are the best sellers and they cost $20 to make and they air ship them in.

They sell the flip flops for $70 online and through wholesalers.

They are making 5% net in the current year. John understands the complications and asks the guys if they will be able to scale the business. Cuban believes in business over bullets and finds out more about the Afghanistan initiative.

Herjavec says there are too many products for him. John wants to address the evaluation. O'Leary thinks what they are doing is good but the logistics are't desirable to him.

He finds the deal to diversified and pulls out of the deal. Herjavec also pulls out of the deal as well. Greiner says she likes what they are doing and says she would make an offer if another shark was interested in going in with her.

Cuban and John were already in talks of going and they offer $200,000 for 25%. The guys won't let Greiner in on the deal.

The guys want a feminine touch in the business and the sharks say they would have to do 30%. They agree on a three-way deal with Greiner, Cuban and John for a investment $300,000 for 30% equity.