Boarderie Update | Shark Tank Season 14

Boarderie was featured during Shark Tank Season 14 Episode 7. Founders Rachel Solomon and Aaron Menitoff came in seeking $300,000 for 5% equity in their cheese and charcuterie board company.  Let’s see if they had the confidence to negotiate with the sharks before we dive into the Boarderie update.

Shark Tank Boarderie Update

Boarderie Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Rachel Solomon and Aaron Menitoff
  • Business: Online Edible Gifting
  • Ask: $300,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: $300,000 for 9% equity
  • Sharks: Lori Greiner

To kick things off, Kevin O’Leary wanted to know where Boarderie was being manufactured. Rachel told him that the company had access to a 15,000-square-foot space in the state of Florida that handled production. Thousands of units could be produced per day and then shipped to the customer the very next day.

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Costs to produce a single unit are about $90, while it wholesales for $150. While margins aren’t that great, the sharks were still interested in hearing about the company’s lifetime revenue. During the previous calendar year, the company generated just under $2 million and expects to double gross revenue to about $4 million, while also remaining profitable.

Boarderie as a company expects to net about $400,000 at the end of the 2022 calendar year.

Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban weren’t interested in the company, so he dropped out without investing. Kevin O’Leary believed that the business was very risky, but offered $300,000 and wanted 17.5% equity. 

Barbara Corcoran offered $300,000 for 15% equity, but also offered a $300,000 line of credit. Lori Greiner decided to offer $300,000 for 9% equity. 

After some discussions, Aaron and Rachel decided to accept Lori’s offer and with the help of Mark Cuban were able to get her down to 9% equity for a $300,000 investment. Let’s jump ahead and give you an important Boarderie update.

After receiving some free exposure from Shark Tank, Boarderie will receive a big boost in sales to finish out the calendar year. Additionally, with the addition to Lori on their team, they should be able to increase their online presence and drive more sales through their own website instead of third-party companies.

The future looks bright for Rachel and Aaron and can’t wait to see what our next Boarderie update has in store.

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