Ryan Bethencourt came onto
Shark Tank Wild Earth Update
- Entrepreneurs: Ryan Bethencourt
- Business: Pet Food
- Ask: $550,000 for 5% equity
- Result: $550,000 for 10% equity
- Sharks: Mark Cuban
Ryan struggled to convince the sharks that his pet food formula, which primarily focuses on balancing protein and other nutritional elements, was the right choice for pets. He assured the sharks that many veterinarians supported this type of nutritional diet for dogs.
- TOTAL BODY BENEFITS
- VETERINARY RECIPE
- SUSTAINABLY SOURCED
- COMPLETE NUTRITION
- CLEAN PLANT PROTEIN
Things took a turn for the worse when Ryan admitted that the company had absolutely no sales and solely relied on research and development to justify an $11 million valuation for his company. The sharks started cringing at the thought of investing in the company while their emotions started to spiral into annoyance.
Most of the sharks started to drop out individually, although Mark Cuban seemed interested in making an offer. He offered $550,000 for 10% equity. Ryan accepted Mark’s offer and earned a deal for his business, Wild Earth. Now, let’s get a Wild Earth update to see how Ryan Bethencourt’s company is doing since appearing on
A varied version of the deal that the duo agreed to ultimately closed in the months following the episode on
As you can see, our Wild Earth update is filled wiht lots of great news and the future looks bright for Ryan and his company!
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