Lori Lite came onto
Shark Tank Stress Free Kids Update
- Entrepreneurs: Lori Lite
- Business: Children’s Books
- Ask: $250,000 for 20% equity
- Result: $250,000 for 50% equity
- Sharks: Barbara Corcoran
After selling more than 30,000 units in the previous year, Lori told the sharks that her company’s books had generated more than $180,000 dollars in gross revenue. This was a bit of a shocker to the sharks, as they did not expect Lori to have any sales at all. Lori concluded her remarks about the company’s finances by explaining how she netted a profit of about $50,000 dollars during that year.
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Robert Herjavec decided to drop out without making an offer because the valuation was too significant. Kevin Harrington shared a similar opinion, but he also struggled with the fact that there were more than ten different children’s books.
He would rather take a pathway of focusing on a single product, rather than trying to find success with all of the different children’s books that Lori had written.
Kevin O’Leary offered to buy the entire company for $250,000 dollars. This offer was quickly rejected by Lori. Daymond John decided to offer $250,000 dollars in exchange for 51% equity in Stress Free Kids.
Barbara Corcoran also wanted a piece of the deal, but she only requested 50% of the company’s equity while offering up the money. Lori decided to accept Barbara’s offer. Now that we’re covered the intense negotiations, let’s quickly get a Stress Free Kids update after
Unfortunately, it looks like the deal with Barbara didn’t end up closing. We couldn’t find a clear reason during our Stress Free Kids update research, but it seems things worked out for Lori as the company is still in business.
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