'Shark Tank' Recap: BeverageBoy, FunBites, Himalayan Dog Chew, Lip Bar & Nuts n More

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On ABC's "Shark Tank," the sharks Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec had to choose whether or not to invest in BeverageBoy, FunBites, Himalayan Dog Chew, Lip Bar or Nuts n More.

Himalayan Dog Chews

Nishes Shrestha and Suman Shrestha are the co-founders of the Himalayan Dog Chews made from Yak or Cow milk and according to the home page the product is all natural and gluten-free.

The chew promises to be long lasting depending on the size of the dog as well as the size of the chew.

"After producing Himalayan Dog Chews in Nishes' kitchen for three months, the operation moved to Seattle under Sujan Shrestha's leadership in January 2008," explains the sites main page. "We now distribute our products to over 5,000 retailers."

The ask: $750,000 for a 5% stake

What the Sharks did: The Sharks were noticeably taken back when they heard the valuation from the Shresthas.

"It's for dogs, just to be clear," Robert said as he handled the sample.

The company had $5.6 million in sales in the past year, which impressed the Sharks, who wondered why the company would need them.

Kevin questioned the valuation and asked what the money would be used for.

Mark dropped out because he believed the company was only there for publicity reasons.

Laurie dropped out as did Daymond, leaving only Robert and Kevin.

Kevin offered $750,000 as a loan for 5% equity. Robert agreed to join him, but asked for 10% equity.

The partners left to discuss the deal and Laurie came back in, but raised the ask to 15% equity.

The deal was declined and they countered with a $750,000 straight equity deal. The Sharks passed on that deal, but Robert offered $750,000 for 15% and the company passed.

Lip Bar

Lip Bar was founded by Melissa Butler who has created an array of lipstick shades geared to an individuals personality.

The Lip Bar lipsticks promise is to soften, moisturize and amplify lips. The use of natural ingredients such as Vitamin E and Shea Butter enhances the quality of the product.

"The youthful, fun and sexy concept of a cosmetic bar comes from the desire to synergize alluring bold lip colors with every twenty-something's favorite social setting," according to the main page.

"The Lip Bar caters to your individuality. Through our highly pigmented lipsticks, we aim to encourage self -expression through beauty."

The Ask: $125,000 for 20%

What the Sharks did: Kevin expressed concern that the concept made no sense.

The company has $107,000 in sales in the last two years, with $8,000 in sales over the last month.

Kevin seemed to not like the idea at all.

Laurie expressed concerns that a color she saw online would not look the same once she got it at home.

Robert did not like the brand and dropped out.

Kevin said he did not think it was a business because the company would not be able to get market share. He dropped out.

Daymond dropped out as well. Mark dropped out as well leaving only Laurie, who said she liked the margins but did not like the competition in the space and dropped out.


The BeverageBoycompany specializes in a product that is built for those looking to enjoy a hot day in the pool without having to float over to the side of the pool to get their drink.

The product is a flotation device that allows a beverage of choice to remain in the water without spilling or tipping over.

"BeverageBoy, LLC was founded on the 4th of July, 2013 by the American Otter Superhero, BeverageBoy," according to the product's website.

BeverageBoy, LLC has offices in Charleston, SC and Brooklyn, NY. "Our product, the BevBoy, aims to encourage people to have fun and celebrate life."

The ask: $50,000 for 15%

What the Sharks did: The company has sold about $10,500 in the past six months.

Laurie asked what it cost to make ($2) and learned that it wholesales for $5 and retails for $9.99.

Mark dropped out because the owner admitted he went to a trade show and did not bring an order form. Kevin dropped out because he hated the idea.

Robert dropped out because of the lack of sales. Laurie was unsure how many people actually wanted the product, but made an offer of $50,000 for 40%. Daymond made the same offer.

The owner countered at 30% for $50,000. Laurie agreed with a contingency that she land a major client.

Daymond did the deal at 35%.

Fun Bites

FunBites is the product of an idea by Bobbie Rhoads and her husband. It's a fun little tool that enables the user to take bigger pieces of food and turn them into fun bite sized pieces.

It works a lot like a cookie cutter and features a press device to get the pieces out fast and easy. This product looks to be mostly geared towards adults who have children.

"Welcome to FUNBITES! FunBites super sturdy and durable curved blade cutter cuts any kids' food into bite-sized fun shapes," said Rhoads on the products website. "We make food so much fun that even the pickiest eaters can't resist!"

The ask: $75,000 for 20%

What the Sharks did: The company has $400,000 in sales over three years, $40,000 in the last three months.

Laurie asked if the company has a patent and learned that it does.

Rhoads said she needed help to take her company to the next level. She said she wanted the Sharks to open doors more than she wanted the money.

Kevin did not believe in the product and dropped out.

Robert liked the idea, but did not see this as a business and dropped out.

Daymond said he was interested in the product as a license play. He offered $100,000 for 30%.

Laurie offered $75,000 for 25%. It was accepted.

Nuts 'N More UPDATE

Pete, Dennis and Neil started Nuts 'N More looking to create a better tasting fortified butter spreads.

The crew of Nuts 'N More managed to convince Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec to invest in their company with a plan to take the market by storm.

The company is a supported of the Wounded Warrior Project and donates five percent of all sales to the organization.

"We started Nuts 'N More 4 years ago looking for other healthy alternatives of getting protein into our diets without having to eat another bar or drink another shake," according to the websites main page.

"We created the first high protein spreads to hit the mass market and with the help of our two partners, Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec we're focused on doing it in a big way."

The company made a deal with Mark and Robert and came back on the show to show how well the company was doing. The company now has $6 million in sales and expects to reach $20 million.