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Shark Tank Season 14

Shark Tank Season 14 hit the screens on Friday, September 23, 2022.

The opening episode was quite unique in the sense that for the first time ever, Shark Tank had a live audience, something was never done before in the history of the show. This new setup was an opportunity for the Sharks to interact with the public, and with the viewers. In fact, people at home were able to vote and follow live the outcome of the polls.

Beyond the first Episode, Shark Tank Season 14 was packed with entrepreneurial action, great ideas and negotiations, not-so-great negotiations, and interesting flips.

Season Overview

Shark Tank Season 14 continued the tradition of inviting guest Sharks that are luminaries, business savvy, and unique mentors. In Season 14, the guest sharks had very different backgrounds, which turned out to be an asset for the pitching entrepreneurs.

Let’s see who they are.

Guest Sharks in Season 14 of Shark Tank

  • Emma Grede: As the first Black female guest Shark, Emma Grede made headlines with her investment in a vegan cheese company, endorsing the growing trend of plant-based products.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Oscar-winning actress and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow added her touch with strategic investments, bringing her wellness and lifestyle savvy to the Tank.
  • Tony Xu: The CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, Tony Xu, provided expertise in technology and logistics, backing ideas that resonated with his vision for innovation and efficiency.
  • Daniel Lubetzky: Known for his success with KIND Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky returned to the Tank, offering his entrepreneurial insights and a keen eye for branding.
  • Peter Jones: As a veteran of the British version of the show, Peter Jones brought a global perspective to the Tank, challenging entrepreneurs to think big and scale their operations.

Shark Tank Season 14 attracted, as always, a diverse group of entrepreneurs. From pizza ideas, to crochet classes, to cheese enthusiasts, there is a bit of everything for anyone.

Main businesses covered in Shark Tank Season 14

  • HBCU Collegiate Fashion Designs: Entrepreneurs from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gained notable attention with their trendy fashion lines. Their ability to capture the spirit of HBCU culture resonated well with the Sharks, securing deals that promise to bring their vibrant designs to a wider market.
  • Innovative Eyewear Design: An entrepreneur with a visionary approach to eyewear managed to captivate the board with their unique designs. Their innovative features set them apart, leading to lucrative deals and future business prospects.
  • Clean Makeup: The beauty industry welcomed a new player whose focus on transparent and clean ingredients caught the eye of the Sharks. This entrepreneur’s dedication to ethical beauty was well-received, providing a healthier alternative to conventional makeup.
  • Board Game: A board game creator faced tough scrutiny but ultimately found success by emphasizing the educational value and family appeal of their product. Despite initial reservations, the entrepreneur’s persistence paid off, resulting in an investment that would help launch their game into new markets.
  • Edible Flower Company: Dealing with a niche market, the founders of an edible flower company had to overcome skepticism regarding demand and scalability. Their passion and extensive knowledge of the culinary uses of their product impressed the Sharks, leading to a deal that could revolutionize the way we see and taste flowers.
  • Self-Sanitizing Baby Accessory: Innovators of a self-sanitizing baby accessory tackled the immense challenge of convincing the Sharks of the technology’s efficacy and market potential. Their clear demonstration and solid business plan were key in overcoming doubts and securing the needed investment for growth.
  • Pet Safety Service: A service dedicated to pet safety addressed a clear market need but had to prove its sustainability and scalability. They left with a deal that highlighted the importance of innovation in pet care and safety.

Gwyneth Paltrow, The Real Winner of Shark Tank Season 14

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Gwyneth Paltrow appeared for the first time in the Tank in Episode 10 and returned in Episode 19. Gwyneth was invited thanks to her successful role in growing the company Goop to a $390 million empire.

Gwyneth focused primarily on pitches from entrepreneurs in the health and lifestyle space. Deal-wise, she teamed up with Mark Cuban for a deal with Amrita Saigal, the founder of an eco-friendly diaper company called Kudos, that pitched the sharks during Episode 10.

Innovative Products and Deals from Shark Tank Season 14

Technology and Gadgets

Products in the technology and gadgets category were headlined by a social media star’s board game which translated online popularity into an engaging physical game, tapping into the market’s love for interactive and personal entertainment. Another cool item was a modern dental tool to increase oral hygiene through a tech-forward approach, offering a modern twist to dental care.

Fashion and Apparel

An innovative eyewear design stood out for its unique approach to visual style and function. A gender-neutral clothing brand also made waves, addressing to an increasing demand for inclusive and adaptable fashion options. Additionally, a functional wardrobe accessory was noteworthy, thanks to its versatility and design innovation.

Health and Beauty

Entrepreneurs introduced products aimed at keeping smiles fresh and bright, showcasing an advanced and user-friendly solution to dental care that resonated with the health-conscious consumer. The health and beauty scene was also energized by the introduction of a nutrient-dense energy bar, offering a wholesome snack option packed with benefits.

Crafting and Hobbies

Here is probably when one of the most famous and most successful businesses took the Shark by surprise. This business offers crafting kits to crochet, but it became mostly famous fro what happened after Shark Tank, as opposite to what happened at the Shark Tank Season 14 episode 2.

Food and Beverage

In the food and beverage corner, Sharks got a taste of innovation with a healthy Mexican snack company that marked a departure from traditional snacks by introducing flavorful yet healthful options to the market. Additionally, a portable children’s toy demonstrated ingenuity by merging playtime with snack time, serving dual purposes for on-the-go families.

Viewer Engagement

Shark Tank Season 14 averaged more than 3 million viewers per episode!

Interestingly, beside having a live audience, Epidode 1 was not the one with the highest number of viewers. Episode 13, rocked the ratings with 4.22 million viewers, closely followed by Episode 11 with 4.04 million, and episode 10 with 4.01 million.

Contrarily, the episode that had the least, or so to say, number of viewers “only” manged to capture the attention of 3.18 million people at home watching Shark Tank Season 14 Episode 2.

Live AudienceFirst-time addition to Shark Tank, increasing immediacy of engagement
Social MediaUtilized for real-time interaction and audience expansion
StreamingFacilitated access for viewers preferring on-demand content
Voting MechanismEmpowered viewers to influence pitch outcomes directly

Although the live audience format was unique to Episode 1, by blending traditional and digital engagement methods, Shark Tank Season 14 successfully created a multi-faceted platform for audiences to connect with the show’s content.

Shark Tank Impact

Shark Tank‘s Season 14 offers an intriguing look into the world of entrepreneurship through the lens of its sharks, investors with keen business acumen. Behind the scenes, the show’s production is a meticulous process that strives for authenticity.

Full Episode List: Shark Tank Season 14

Business NameEpisodeSharksGuest Shark
Kent1Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’LearNone
Pizza Pack1
The Woobles2Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecNone
Banana Phone2
Turbo Trusser2
Stealth Bros & Co2
Halloween Moments3Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond JohnKendra Scott
Mama O’s3
Create A Castle3
Storage Scholar4Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond JohnNone
Expedition Subsahara4
Plufl5Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecEmma Grede
Bridal Babes5
Big Bee Little Bee5
Pretty Rugged5
Collars & Co.6Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerPeter Jones
Nana Hats6
Boarderie7Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary, Robert HerjavecNone
Ride FRSH7
Legacy Shave7
HummViewer8Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerDaniel Lubetzky
ReadyFestive9Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecNone
Garage Celebrations9
Long Table10Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerGwyneth Paltrow
Kinfield11Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerTony Xu
Metric Mate11
Nopalera12Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerDaniel Lubetzky
Brass Roots12
Frescos Naturales12
FryAway13Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecNone
Copy Keyboard13
Slick Barrier13
FunkkOFF!14Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecEmma Grede
Retold Recycling14
The Chub Rub Patch14
Kahawa 189314
Eat Your Flowers15Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecNone
Surf Band Pro15
Big Mouth Toothbrush15
Pluie16Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecNone
Crispy Cones17Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert HerjavecNone
Chubby Buttons17
Tngnt Ski Bikes17
LavaBox18Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerDaniel Lubetzky
Bleni Blends18
Happi Floss18
The Ice Cream Canteen18
Parting Stone19Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori GreinerGwyneth Paltrow
Burlap & Barrel19
Honey Bunchies20Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond JohnNone
Dapper Boi20
Play Maysie20
Tia Lupita Foods20
Nature’s Wild Berry21Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond JohnNone
See The Way I See21
You Go Natural21
Influencers in the Wild22Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond JohnNone
Tones of Melanin22

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