“Beyond the Tank” is a one-hour companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank.” Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on “Shark Tank.” What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour, or did it lead to millions of dollars in sales?
Lori Greiner checks in on her investment of The Paintbrush Cover, a convenient way to store wet paintbrushes from Season Five. She throws a curveball into their attempts to take their business to the next level. Robert Herjavec meets with the couple who invented the Lollacup - an innovative sippy cup from Season Three - to understand why their sales have stalled and how they can be re-ignited. Despite not getting an investment from the Sharks in Season Four, a brand of gluten-free cookies still finds success.
Barbara Corcoran meets with Season 4's Cousins Maine Lobster to discuss expanding into a brick-and-mortar space. Daymond John mentors the young creator of Season 5's Mo's Bows, and they take a tour of Daymond's childhood home in Brooklyn. Kevin O'Leary has some advice for the makers of the Bottle Breacher beer bottle opener, who encountered a bottleneck in production after their Season 6 appearance.
Mark Cuban goes one-on-one with the team from Beatbox, a boxed wine geared towards millennials. They got a deal in Season 6 but now have to convince Mark that they can find innovative ways to bring in new customers. Barbara Corcoran invested in The Coop during Season 4. She gives them a perfect plan to grow The Coop, a kid's indoor/outdoor play and party space. In Season 5, Surprise Ride didn't get a deal because they placed too high of a valuation on their subscription gift service. A surprise phone call from Kevin O'Leary could give them some needed advice.
Robert Herjavec invested in Happy Feet, the plush-animal-shaped slippers and footwear company, during Season 5. Now they meet with executives from DreamWorks to try and land a major licensing deal. In Season 1, Daymond John invested in Treasure Chest Pets, a plush toy with secret compartments for kids to store valuables, but neither of them anticipated how the recession would impact the business. After the Season 6 deal Barbara Corcoran made with Scratch & Grain, the founders realized they had problems with how production was handled. There was no deal in Season 6 for Oilerie, but is the dream still alive for the gourmet self-serve olive oil franchise?
The founder of Turbopup, a complete canine meal protein bar from season 6, travels to New York to seek advice from Daymond John. Lori Greiner visits the entrepreneurs behind Drop Stop, a neoprene sleeve that stops objects from falling between car seats, which she championed in season 4. Kevin O'Leary travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to confer with the co-owners of Frill, who made a deal with Kevin and Barbara Corcoran in season 6 for their custom sorority "rush" dresses.
Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban made a deal in season 4 with Nuts N More, a protein-packed peanut butter. They now need advice on expanding into mass-market retail. Bambooee, a "green" paper-towel alternative that Lori Greiner invested in during season 5, prepares for a QVC appearance. Kevin O'Leary saw potential in the single-serve wine glass made by Zipz during Season 6. Kevin wants to set up a meeting with a hospitality giant, but Zips needs a co-packer who can handle the high volume.
Barbara Corcoran's season 6 deal with Pipcorn turned the organic mini-popcorn company into a multimillion-dollar business. Can Barbara help them with their factory space and shipping issues? After Lori Greiner's season 5 deal with Pursecase, one of its 2 founders bowed out. Now the remaining partner needs Lori's help to get focused again with their stylish smartphone hard case product. Mark Cuban made a deal in season 6 with Pittmoss, an organic alternative to peat moss. Now they are working on entering the consumer market.
Mark Cuban encourages the Bon Affair entrepreneur from season 5 as she searches for the right winery partner for her wine spritzers. Daymond John delivers some tough love about expanding Mission Belt, a business pitched during season 4. Floating Mug didn't get a deal in season 6, but Lori Greiner may yet invest.
Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec are concerned that season 6's Mensch On A Bench may be marketing too many products under the "Mensch" umbrella. In season 5, Mango Mango Preserves didn't land a Shark to help them acquire a production facility. They get unexpected help from their hometown of Hampton, Virginia. Toygaroo got a deal with Kevin O'Leary and Mark Cuban in season 2 for a monthly toy rental service, but things didn't go as planned. Aqua Vault got a deal in season 6 with Daymond John for their portable safe to secure valuables, but they are feeling the financial downside of entrepreneurship.
Kevin O'Leary can't believe season 6's Honeyfund would want to make an extremely risky business model change to their online honeymoon crowdfunding site. Lori Greiner stops by the showroom of Cordaroy's, the beanbag chairs that turn into a bed, where she has some key advice on packaging. Barbara Corcoran's very first deal in the Tank helped grow Pork Barrel BBQ spice rub into a national brand. Can they get government approval for a new product that could help them be a less seasonal industry?
Robert Herjavec invested in The Natural Grip, a line of custom-made handgrips in season 6. Will the inventor show a side of herself that could hurt the company's future? Daymond John is excited about the growing success of Titin, a weighted compression-gear company he invested in during season 6. Daymond would like the company to move from Atlanta to Manhattan, but how would that affect the workers? While sales for Q-Flex have increased since Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban invested during season 6, but Q-Flex is still based in a garage. Can a visit from Barbara help plan a move?