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! They headed to
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
Before we dig into our Blowzee update, let’s find out some more about the product and the pitch on
The Blowzee uses 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 fan spins, creating germ-free wind for blowing out the candles.
The sharks were impressed with the engineering once Mark and Mark explained how it worked. Robert Herjavec said it was fun to use, too. However, Blowzee only had $12,000 in sales over five months of business. The sharks didn’t like the numbers, and they were concerned that it was a product rather than a business.
Kevin O’Leary was the first to go out. He hated it all the way around. Mark Cuban followed, saying that it wasn’t enough for him to invest.
Daymond John also didn’t think it was investable, so he went out. Though Robert thought the product was fun, he can’t see people making repeat purchases. He went out, too. Lori had similar concerns, stating that it’s just for special occasions and it would be difficult to have consistent sales. She went out, too.
Blowzee left without a deal, but let’s check in with a Blowzee update to see how the company is doing now.
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