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Standing up in front of the Sharks and the millions of Americans watching was by far one of my most career-defining moments as a CEO. Talking about my business is one thing, but making an engaging presentation fit for national TV was an entirely different challenge. When I found out we were going to get aired, I was so stoked.
Even though ABC only aired 10 minutes of our segment, the Sharks actually grilled me for a solid hour-and-a-half on why I deserved a $650,000 investment for 5% of EmazingLights. The first offer I got was from Kevin O’Leary, who offered a $650,000 loan. I had to politely tell him, "No." I’ve never gone into debt for this company, so why start now? After that, I ended up having to choose from a $1,000,000 offer from Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec and a $650,000 offer from Mark Cuban and Daymond John.
These were some of the biggest deals ever offered on the show... There was nothing easy about this choice. I kept coming back to the fact that it wasn’t about the money, it was about the value the investor would bring to the company. Lori and Robert are incredible at what they do, but at the end of the day, Mark and Daymond had the experience we needed to grow Emazing in the direction we wanted. And haven’t been the same since.
Click to see the letter we wrote to our awesome fans before the episode aired on March 13, 2015.
- Robert Herjavec (ABC's Shark Tank)
After months of rehearsal, we were ready to show the Sharks what gloving was all about.
In order to put gloving in the best light possible, we collaborated with some of the scene’s most respected performers: Gloving icon Gummy (front) finger tutter Jayfunk (left) and the 10-year-old phenom Lili. We couldn’t have done it without them.
Together, our new partners Mark Cuban (left) and Daymond John are helping to bring EmazingLights & iHeartRaves to new heights!