Palmini Update | Shark Tank Season 9

Alfonso Tejada came onto Shark Tank to pitch his low-carb pasta company, Palmini, to the sharks. His vision was to raise $300,000 for 10% equity and find a strategic partner that would help him boost his company to the next level. Let’s see how everything went for this particular company during Shark Tank before we transition to give you an important Palmini update.

Shark Tank Palmini Update

Palmini Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Alfonso Tejada
  • Business: Food
  • Ask: $300,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: $300,000 for 25% equity
  • Sharks: Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner

Alfonso told the sharks that he founded his company, Palmini, during the 2016 calendar year. His pasta product is designed to be a unique substitute for traditional pasta. The results of the tasting samples had mixed responses from the sharks. Several of the sharks disliked the taste of the product, while Lori seemed to enjoy it.

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Palmini didn’t have a lot of revenue at the time of appearing on Shark Tank. Alfonso admitted that with less than $100,000 in sales, he understood that the sharks could be concerned. He still expressed confidence and hope that some of the sharks would give his company a chance and make him a generous offer.

Robert Herjavec wasn’t interested, but Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban decided to partner up and make an offer of $300,000 in exchange for 30% equity in the Palmini brand. Alfonso managed to negotiate the amount of equity down to just 25% and decided to accept the deal thereafter.

Now that we know about how Palmini managed to strike a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner, let’s quickly cover the Palmini update to see what has happened since the company was featured on the Shark Tank finale during Season 9.

Palmini is now featured in several retail stores, including Whole Foods and Kroger. Customers can also find the product available on the Amazon marketplace. The company regularly updates customers with new posts on its website and social media pages.

With two sharks on his team, the future looks bright for Alfonso and our next Palmini update!

You can find the other company updates from Season 9 Episode 24 here:

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