Flag Photo Printing App Update | Shark Tank Season 8

Flag Photo’s founders, Savannah Cowley and Samuel Agboola, hoped to reel in an investor for their free photo printing service. They asked for $375,000 in exchange for 5% equity during Shark Tank Season 8. Unfortunately, the two failed to secure a deal. We’ll satisfy your curiosity about what happened after and why they didn’t get a deal in our Flag update.

Shark Tank Flag Update

Flag Update

  • Entrepreneur: Savannah Cowley and Samuel Agboola
  • Business: Free photo printing service
  • Ask: $375,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Flag is a limited free photo printing service that makes money from purchases beyond the additional free printed photos. Users also have to pay to download the app.  Savannah and Samuel entered the Shark Tank thinking that their success after raising $1.6 million would be more than enough to wow the sharks. But, much to their surprise, this wasn’t the case.

Kevin O’Leary was the first to pry into their business, asking the owners why others in the industry wouldn’t just use the same model. At the same time, the technology wasn’t proprietary, which was another red flag. However, according to the founders, the additional investment they hope to secure will help them move production of the photos in-house. The sharks weren’t happy when they found out that the company was still raising money outside of Shark Tank.

Because of this revelation, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin took their respective leaves. Lori Greiner followed after, expressing her concerns about the free offering and advertising. The same went for Mark Cuban, who just couldn’t convince himself to take the plunge. Guest shark Chris Sacca was the last to bow out, echoing Mark’s thoughts that so many things can go wrong with how they do their business.

After the sharks decided that they couldn’t get their investments back, let’s talk about what happened to the company in our Flag update.

In doing our research for our Flag update, we found that it is no longer available on the iOS app store. To make matters worse, Flag had to raise another $300,000 on another Kickstarter campaign to keep the business a float.

Flag eventually went offline in April 2017 and hasn’t been heard from since. Backers still haven’t received their refunds.

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!