Space Traveler update

Space Traveler Update | Shark Tank Season 11

Entrepreneurs Krissy Pruske and Rachel Lincoln pitched their backseat divider for kids during Shark Tank Season 11. Space Traveler isn’t just a solution for kids, but also for parents. That’s because lack of space on road trips will often lead to kids fighting in the back of the car. Will their solution to giving kids their open space intrigue a shark to make a deal? Find out in our Space Traveler update.

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

Krissy Pruske and Rachel Lincoln appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 and made a deal with Barbara Corcoran for $100,000 for 33% equity and $2/unit royalty until $100,000 is repaid. In terms of a Space Traveler update, it seems that the company may have shut down. Despite still having a website, products have been out of stock since 2020.

Shark: Result:
Barbara Corcoran Accepted deal for $100,000 for 33% equity and $2/unit royalty until $100,000 is repaid
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Lori Greiner No offer
Mark Cuban No offer
Robert Herjavec No offer

Shark Tank Space Traveler Update

Space Traveler update

  • Entrepreneurs: Krissy Pruske and Rachel Lincoln
  • Business: Backseat divider for kids
  • Ask: $100,000 for 33% equity
  • Result: $100,000 for 33% equity and $2/unit royalty until $100,000 is repaid
  • Shark: Barbara Corcoran

Founders of Space Traveler, Krissy Pruske and Rachel Lincoln, are ‘momtrepreneurs’ who faced an issue that many moms can relate to. Kids on long road trips fight like cats and dogs, and part of the reason is the confined space.

To combat this, they prototyped a device that would keep their kids separate. First, they tried a laundry hamper. Then, they used a collapsible dog kennel.

Finally, they settled on a collapsible tent-like design with mesh windows, seatbelt cutouts, and pockets on each side. During their pitch, they place the Space Traveler in the middle of three squabbling children, showing how each of them has separate space, but can still speak through the window.

Apparently, they have always searched for solutions to common problems. They’ve pitched their ideas to licensing companies before, only to have their products stolen and rebranded.

This time, they’re looking for a partner who will stick with them. The question is, will any of the sharks want to get on board?

Robert Herjavec likes the presentation, but he doesn’t like the product. He drops out of the deal for that reason.

The entrepreneurs mention character licensing as a way to try and entice the remaining sharks.

Despite this, Lori Greiner has an issue with how new the business is. They are pre-sales, as this product is only a prototype right now.

Because of that, they haven’t done any market testing yet. For this reason, Lori doesn’t want to be involved.

Kevin O’Leary has the same concerns and says that he just doesn’t want to “take the journey” with these entrepreneurs. Kevin is also out.

Mark Cuban thinks there are similar products, and suggests that the entrepreneurs do some research into patents. He thinks it’s likely that this product already exists, so he too drops out of the deal.

This leaves Barbara Corcoran, who says she ‘doesn’t understand’ the product. However, she’s had success with products she didn’t understand before—notably The Original Comfy, which has done $150 million in sales since Season 10.

Because of her past experiences, Barbara offers the entrepreneurs what they asked for, but with a twist. She offers $100,000 for 33% equity, but she also wants an additional $2/unit royalty until she gets $100,000 back.

The entrepreneurs immediately take this deal.

So how is the company doing now? Find out in our Shark Tank Space Traveler update.

Unfortunately, research for our Space Traveler update revealed that the deal with Barbara never went thorough. Further, the company’s first inventory round sold out in December of 2020, and they haven’t restocked.

Although the Space Traveler website is still up at the time of this writing, it’s been nearly 3 years since products sold out, so we have to assume that the company is out of business.

Unless we hear otherwise, this will be our final Space Traveler update.

You can find the other company updates from Season 11 Episode 15 here:

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

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