Dogs make great sidekicks, but it can be hard to bring along a bag of dog food on hikes and other activities away from home. That’s why Kristina Guerrero created an ingenious solution. Her on the go K9 meal bars equate to a complete meal. Will the sharks invest in her product on
Shark Tank TurboPup Update
- Entrepreneurs: Kristina Guerrero
- Business: K9 meal bars
- Ask: $100,000 for 20% equity
- Result: $100,000 for 35% equity
- Sharks: Daymond John
Kristina entered the tank with her K9 friend Oden, by her side. As she explained the many benefits of her TurboPup K9 meal bars, she passed out samples and Oden even got to enjoy some. These types of meal bars are great for camping trips, hiking, or any other type of road trip where a dog might not have access to traditional food, and their premium ingredients make them a great choice for dog owners.
Kevin O’Leary was confused as to whether the meal bars were a treat or a replacement for dog food, but Kristina told Kevin and the sharks that these meal bars could be used as a complete meal since they carry 250 calories per serving, and are made with natural ingredients that are safe for dogs and humans. Kristina shared that one pack of meal bars costs about $2.00 in stores, and her company only had $11,000 in total lifetime sales at the time of her pitch.
Believing that the company was too early to invest in, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, and Lori Greiner quickly dropped out. Unhappy with her valuation, Kevin went out next. This left Daymond John to decide what he wanted to do.
He offered $100,000 for 40% equity, but Kristina countered back at 30%. Daymond felt it wouldn’t be worth his time for that, so he declined. She countered again at 35% and Daymond agreed, allowing Kristina to leave with a deal. What happened next for her company? Keep reading our TurboPup update to find out!
Our TurboPup update reveals some mixed news. While the deal with Daymond did finalize, it appears the company has gone out of business, though the timeframe is unclear. In 2023, the TurboPup website is down, social accounts have not been updated in some time and the product is unavailable on Amazon. This will be our final TurboPup update.
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