Raising Wild Update | Season 8

Raising Wild appeared on Shark Tank on October 7, 2020. Founders Kara Haught and Shelly Hyde left the tank with a deal from Barbara Corcoran of $100,000 for 50% equity. Here’s a quick recap of everything that happened during the swimwear pitch as well as news on a Raising Wild update after Shark Tank.

Raising Wild Update After Shark Tank

  • Entrepreneur: Kara Haught and Shelly Hyde
  • Business: Swimsuits for moms
  • Ask: $100,000 for 20% equity
  • Result: $100,000 for 50% equity
  • Shark: Barbara Corcoran

Founders Kara Haught and Shelly Hyde introduced their company Raising Wild on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 3. The sisters worked together to create a fashionable, yet practical, swimwear line for moms.

Raising Wild’s Shark Tank debut started with the sister founders showing off their swimwear with their other sisters as models. After the sharks had seen a few designs, things got rolling and Kara and Shelly shared that they had $130,000 in sales by selling direct to consumer. Further, each swimsuit costs around $150 to purchase while only costing $38 to make.

While the sisters couldn’t offer a clear path forward, they managed to get an offer from Barbara Corcoran of $100,000 for 51% of the company. However, with some negotiations, Raising Wild left Shark Tank with a $100,000 for 50% equity deal with Barbara Corcoran — making them equal partners.

In terms of a Raising Wild update, the company is still in business as of 2020 and has expanded to a kid’s line of swimwear as well. Additionally, from the time their episode aired in October 2016 to January 2017, the sisters had sold $400,000 worth of product, according to a Business Insider article about Barbara Corcoran’s investments.

Further, it looks like they’ve taken Barbara’s advice and have named all of their swimwear after one of their sisters, nieces, or daughters. If you’re interested in purchasing a Raising Wild swimsuit, you can check out the full collection on the official website.

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For more on Shark Tank products, be sure to check out our Season 8 Products page.

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