Blowing out birthday candles is a great way for kids to spread germs. The cake gets covered in bacteria during the process, and then everyone is expected to eat it. Mark Apelt and Mark Lareau have developed the solution: The Blowzee! Were the sharks blown away by their pitch on
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Blowzee after
Mark Apelt and Mark Lareau appeared on
|Mark Cuban||No Offer|
|Lori Greiner||No Offer|
|Kevin O’Leary||No Offer|
|Robert Herjavec||No Offer|
|Daymond John||No Offer|
Shark Tank Blowzee Update
- Entrepreneurs: Mark Apelt and Mark Lareau
- Business: Device to reduce germs while blowing out candles
- Ask: $100,000 for 20% equity
- Result: No Deal
- Shark: None
Mark Apelt and Mark Lareau came to
The Blowzee works by using an electronic sensor to detect air pressure. Your child blows into one end of the Blowzee, and the power of their breath triggers the fan on the end of the device.
The sensor causes the fan to spin, creating germ-free wind for blowing out the candles. It’s an intriguing concept.
The sharks are generally impressed with the engineering once Mark and Mark explain how it works in detail. After trying it out for himself, Robert Herjavec says it’s fun to use, too.
However, Blowzee has only had $12,000 in sales over five months of business. Immediately, the sharks don’t like the numbers, and they are concerned that it is a product rather than a business.
At this point, the sharks’ interest starts to peter out.
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Kevin O’Leary is the first to go out. He hates it all the way around.
Mark Cuban follows, saying that it isn’t enough for him to invest. For that reason, he’s out.
Next, Daymond John also doesn’t think it is investable. Therefore, he goes out, as well.
Although Robert thinks the product is fun, he simply can’t see people making repeat purchases. Because of this, he follows the other sharks’ lead and goes out, too.
Lastly, Lori Greiner voices similar concerns. For one thing, it’s just for special occasions and it would be difficult to have consistent sales. So, she is out as well.
Being that all the sharks are out, unfortunately, Blowzee leaves the tank without a deal. But how has the company fared since their episode aired? Let’s check in with a Blowzee update.
The duo was able to drum up interest in their product even before appearing on
It also made debuts on various radio shows and was generally well-received in the media in the wake of the
Although the product was selling well and previously ranked #1 for birthday candles on Amazon, it seems like the Blowzee excitement was short-lived.
Unfortunately, our most recent Blowzee update research shows that the company appears to no longer be operational despite its initial
So, It looks like the sharks made the right call by not investing in the product. At this time, it looks like this may be our final Blowzee Update. But, who knows, maybe Mark and Mark will have more innovative ideas up their sleeves in the future!
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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!