Gallant Stem Cell Banking Update | Shark Tank Season 11

Stem cell research is a relatively recent medical development, and no one dreamed about taking that technology to our favorite furry friends—until Aaron Hirschhorn started Gallant. Pitching it on Shark Tank Season 11, the company is a stem cell banking service for man’s best friend (and cats, too). Will the sharks love the idea of saving their pets from unnecessary aging complications? Find out in our pitch recap and Gallant update!

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Gallant after Shark Tank!

Aaron Hirschhorn appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 and left with a deal from Lori Greiner and Anne Wojcicki for $500,000 for 5% equity. In terms of a Gallant update, the company is still in business and has reached $5.9 million in annual revenue since Shark Tank. Sadly, Aaron passed away in 2021 in a tragic boating accident.

Shark:  Result:
Lori Greiner and Anne Wojcicki Accepted deal of $75,000 for 100% of the company and 7% royalty
Kevin O’Leary 
  1. $500,000 for 2% equity and 2% stock options 
  2. $500,000 for 1% equity and 10% royalty per kit in perpetuity
Mark Cuban No Offer
Daymond John No Offer

Shark Tank Gallant Update

Gallant update

  • Entrepreneur: Aaron Hirschhorn
  • Business: Stem cell banking for pets
  • Ask: $500,000 for 2% equity
  • Result: $500,000 for 5% equity
  • Shark: Lori Greiner and Anne Wojcicki

Aaron’s pitch for Gallant starts off remarkably effective, as he walks in with a basket of puppies and hands one to each shark. He then shares that in ten years, four out of the five puppies will have age-related diseases, and calls in ‘the grim reaper’ to collect all but one of the pups.

It’s a flashy pitch, but it’s effective. Aaron has a personal connection to the business as he used to suffer from back pain, and it was cured through stem cell treatments.

Now, he wants to bring that same cure to pets around the world. He partners with vet offices, which receive the kits to bank your pets’ stem cells and sends them in for storage.

Vets will take the stem cells when pets are spayed or neutered, and then isolate them for use later in regenerative treatment. Despite the research and the proof, the sharks are skeptical.

For every Gallant kit that collects stem cells, the vet makes $100. Customers will then pay Gallant $95 a year to store those stem cells.

Additionally, it costs the company $275 on top of the payment to the vet, per kit. He’s also pursued four patents that keep competitors from coming up with a similar idea.

On top of this, Aaron has raised $10 million to support the business, which sets up his $25 million valuation.

Mark Cuban and guest shark Anne Wojcicki are on the fence, and Kevin wants to see the numbers. As Anne points out, the company is losing money on acquisition.

Further, Anne is nervous about the high cost and says the company will sink this way. She then goes on to suggest that Aaron raise his prices.

Daymond John drops out, stating that he values Anne’s opinion on this.

Despite their misgivings, Kevin O’Leary makes two offers: $500,000 for 2% equity, and 2% stock options, or $500,000 for 1% equity and 10% royalty per kit in perpetuity.

Mark is out because he doesn’t think the company has figured it out quite yet.

Anne thinks that the company has long-term potential, so she and Lori Greiner decide to go in together at $500,000 for 8% of Gallant. Aaron counter-offers for 4%, and they counter again for 5%. Aaron has no choice but to accept.

Was teaming up with Anne and Lori a great idea for the company? Keep reading our Gallant update to find out!

Research for our Gallant update revealed that the company is still in business. However, we found that Aaron passed away in 2021 due to a boating accident.

That said, it seems that partnering up with Lori and Anne has allowed his dream to stay alive, despite his passing.

We learned that the company now charges a lifetime fee of $890, or a monthly fee of $95, plus a one-time set-up fee of $205.

Gallant is doing well and has increased its yearly revenue to about $5.9 million. The company has a board of great people and veterinarians behind it that will help it to sustain its success.

If we get more news on a Gallant update, we will let you know!

You can find the other company updates from Season 11 Episode 8 here:

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 11 products page!

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