Blowzee Gets a Shark Tank Update-Foam Party Hats got a deal on Shark Tank
During a recent Shark Tank Update, Foam Party Hats were featured as a product that made sense. They got a deal and Mark Apelt is the co-founder of the company.
Mark Apelt is the co-founder
Developed by Mark Apelt, Blowzee is a device that keeps spit from flying when you blow out candles on birthday cakes. It redirects your breath away from the cake, thereby keeping germs from spreading.
Apelt developed Blowzee as a part-time project while working as a stay-at-home dad. He and another Richmond father came up with the idea after observing their children blow out their candles on birthday cakes and then spitting on the icing.
Apelt teamed up with his friend, Mark Lareau, to create Blowzee. Apelt is an environmental science graduate from the University of Virginia. He has been a stay-at-home dad since his son’s birth 11 years ago. He has a background in supply chain management and logistics.
Apelt and Lareau had a successful launch of Blowzee. Their product was featured in several publications, including the New York Post, Real Simple, and Jimmy Fallon’s blog. Apelt and Lareau sold 1,200 units in five months. In 2020, they were able to manufacture the product cheaply overseas.
Foam Party Hats got a deal on Shark Tank
Founders of Foam Party Hats are Grace Rojas and Manuel Rojas, a mother-son duo from Houston, Texas. They were both inspired to start a business after a sister’s wedding. Grace wanted to create a unique accessory for the dance floor.
Foam Party Hats started out as a hobby, but soon blossomed into a business. They began designing hats for local events. Their business soon expanded to online sales. They have a variety of hats for every occasion. They also have a line of foam face shields for kids. They are also available on Amazon. Foam Party Hats now has more than 600 different models listed on their website.
Grace and Manuel were able to secure a deal on Shark Tank. They pitched Foam Party Hats to Sharks Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, and Kevin O’Leary. They were hoping for a $100,000 investment for a 15% equity stake. However, Mark Cuban said that they were in the wrong business.
Daniel Lubetzky, a guest shark, was also interested in Foam Party Hats. He offered to invest $100,000 for 30% equity. However, he also added a contingency that Manuel quit his job.
Product makes sense
Keeping in mind the Blowzee in hand, its competitors, booze, and tinkerings, the question is, what was the one that is most important to you? I’d wager it was a combination of these three elements. To make it a tad less tame, you’ll need to do a bit of legwork to find out, but it’s no more than a few clicks of the mouse away. It’s like a game of solitaire, but with the option of a booze. To top it off, you’ll need to do it on your lunch break, or after work, and on a budget. The best places to scour are your local library, the park, or the local mall, but do not discount the grotty downtown or the snazzy suburbs. Those will have to be re-conquered by a well-lit beer, which may be a more suitable choice.
As a consumer, I can attest to the fact that if you’re lucky, you’ll find a few of these lucky few in your hood. But, if you’re looking for the one on one, you’re a bit more likely to be disappointed.
Sharks weren’t impressed
During the 13th season of Shark Tank, two men created a device called Blowzee. The device allows users to blow out their cake candles without having to worry about the spittle landing on their faces. This device uses an electronic sensor to detect air pressure and triggers a fan on the end. It’s a fun way to blow out candles.
After the episode aired, Blowzee received a lot of attention from the media. It was featured in the New York Post and Jimmy Fallon praised the device. It’s a great product that allows parents to avoid having their children spit all over their faces. Despite the fact that the Sharks weren’t impressed, the device did earn some good buzz. It was a fun way to blow out candles, and people have been using the product with positive feedback.
Blowzee also did well in the market. In the first five months of operation, the company had about $12,000 in sales. After the Shark Tank episode, they sold out the product within three hours of airing.