Shark Tank is a television show like no other. A panel comprised of wealthy entrepreneurs listens as a wanna-be entrepreneur pitches his business idea to them with hat in hand. In return for an investment in a new or improved product, the Shark receives a percentage of the business being pitched. We’ve seen companies like wireless charging pad manufacturer Aira successful obtain some funding on the show.
The entrepreneur behind Flipstik, Akeem Shannon, ended up making a deal with Lori Greiner who invested $100,000 in the company in return for 25% of the firm. Which means that some time in the near future you might be relying on a gecko’s foot when you’re ready to start binge watching another television series on your handset.