The Businesses and Products from Season 13, Episode 1 of Shark Tank
First into the tank is an entrepreneur from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who presents her functional apparel and accessories line with an emphasis in hair care and protection. A husband and wife from Cincinnati, Ohio, think they have the next heavenly combination of taste and health transformation when they pitch their healthy superfood-packed indulgence. A high school art teacher from Burnet, Texas, introduces the Sharks to her convenient and safe way to store jewelry when on the go, while a passionate and renowned fashion designer from New York City wants to transform the way clothes are manufactured in America.
Founded by hair care content creator NaturallyPhilo, KIN Apparel is a functional clothing and accessories brand revolutionizing hair care with fashion and inclusion. They are best known for their satin lined hoodies, which unlike traditional hoodies, keep hair moisturized, frizz free, and protected. With products like satin bonnet pillowcases, satin lined beanies, and hoodies, you no longer have to sacrifice the health of your hair to stay comfy. KIN Apparel is here to support your healthy hair care journey.
Uprising Food is a future-thinking "superfood bakery" featuring familiar-looking foods made in entirely new ways. Uprising Food incorporates both cutting-edge science and artisan baking secrets to transform seemingly simple ingredients into insanely delicious creations. Their clean ingredient foods are made without grains, denatured oils and preservatives, are both keto and paleo-friendly, high in fiber and protein and shipped fresh directly to the doorstep in all 50 states from their bakery in Detroit, Michigan. The iconic Uprising Superfood Cube works like a supplement, looks like a perfectly square loaf of bread, and yet tastes like a sourdough. Uprising Food's mission is to rebuild, reformulate and reinvent traditionally high-carb foods for the masses dealing with food-based health issues.
The Lion Latch was created by Texas high school art teacher and coach, Lerin Lockwood. After catching a softball that broke her engagement ring and knocked out a diamond, Lerin realized she needed a safe and convenient place to store her rings while playing sports, working out or teaching. She always had her keys with her, but couldn't find any storage devices to attach to her keys that didn't come unscrewed or unzipped, and that's why she created the patented Lion Latch. The Lion Latch can store a variety of tiny valuables you do not want to lose in your pocket or bag and can attach to your keys, water bottle or purse. The Lion Latch is made in the USA!
Paskho Community-Made is an ethical athleisure clothing brand focused on battling the impacts of racial and social inequality. Paskho's Community Made Initiative brings jobs back to underserved communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the rise of off-shore clothing manufacturing. The opening of a Community Made pod is a mutually beneficial partnership between a Maker's community and Paskho, bringing high-paying jobs to the area and demonstrating that sustainable practices benefit both people and the companies that employ them.