worst shark tank pitches

6 Worst Shark Tank Pitches That Went Way Too Far.

Elena Hudgens
By Elena Hudgens 9 Min Read

We all know that Shark Tank is a show where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of potential investors. Most of the time, the presentations are pretty good and the show is entertaining. But sometimes people go way too far with their pitches and make fools of themselves. These are the 6 worst Shark Tank pitches we could not stop laughing at.

Top 6 Worst Shark Tank Pitches


1) The owner of a company that sells old-fashioned carnival games presented his business idea in a swimsuit and cowboy boots.


2) A woman who started an online dating company came on stage and introduced herself by claiming she was “literally what every man wants in bed.”


3) A man who created an app that helps parents find other parents for playdates wore only underwear and socks during his presentation

4) An inventor trying to get funding for his self-cleaning litter box presented it as a “scoop-free revolution.”


5) A man who created a “reaction” app for cell phones presented his idea as a way to get people to react to what’s happening in the world. He then showed clips from the app of him yelling at things that were happening on TV screens.


6) The owner of a company called “Vapor Bro” came on stage with a fake mustache and gave his speech while smoking an e-cigarette.

The first terrible pitch


The owner of a company that sells old-fashioned carnival games presented his business idea in a bathing suit and cowboy boots. In this first terrible pitch, the man comes on stage in a bathing suit and cowboy boots to present his company’s product: an old-fashioned carnival game. Then he asks for $250,000 for 25% of the company. The shark panelists do not seem too impressed with his presentation, but he still manages to strike a deal with Mark Cuban for $400,000.

The second worst Shark Tank pitch

A man who started a company that makes miniature versions of food is trying to bring his products to the Shark Tank table. The owner of an app for a zombie apocalypse game introduced his game by saying, “I hope you can see me now.” But all kidding aside, these people are really serious about their pitches. They are just not very good at it. If you need help with your pitch, check out this blog post with tips on how to create a great pitch!

The third worst shark tank pitch


An investor trying to get funding for his self-cleaning litter box presented it as a “scoop-free revolution.”
This had to be one of the worst presentations we have ever seen on Shark Tank. The guy was so excited about his product that he said, “It’s a scoop-free revolution!” He even had a fake cat with him pretending to use the litter box. We all fell out of our chairs laughing, but we still did not invest in this company because we did not think it would work.

The fourth worst shark tank pitch

A woman who started an online dating company came on stage and introduced herself by claiming she was “literally what every man wants in bed.” In this next terrible pitch, the woman begins her pitch by saying, “I am literally what every man wants in bed.” That’s not exactly the best way to impress Shark Tank investors (especially if you want them to give you money). The woman goes on to say that her online dating site offers people up to 29 different choices in terms of looks and age. She manages to get an offer from Daymond John – but it’s only $25,000 for 10% of her business.

A few more worst shark tank pitches are:


A man who created an app that helps parents find other parents for playdates gave his speech while wearing only underwear and socks.


A woman with a skincare company said her company was the “best-kept secret in Hollywood” and showed photos of celebrities using her products.


The inventor of a disposable underwear product said he made it for women so they could save themselves the “daily chore” of changing tampons.

The owner of a company that sells old-fashioned carnival games presented his business idea in a bathing suit and cowboy boots.


There are some ridiculous appearances on Shark Tank, but this one may be the highlight. The owner of a company that sells old-fashioned carnival games presented his business idea in a bathing suit and cowboy boots. He tried to sell his business by touting the idea of fun for kids, but he was just too ridiculous to be taken seriously.

A woman who started an online dating company came on stage and introduced herself by claiming she was “literally what every man wants in bed.”


A man who created an app that helps parents find other parents for playdates wore only underwear and socks to his presentation.


An investor trying to get funding for his self-cleaning litter box presented it as a “scoop-free revolution.”

An inventor is trying.


A man who developed a robot that helps people with back problems squat presented it by exclaiming, “I AM A ROBOT!”


An inventor seeking funding for a toothbrush that washes your teeth while you brush them failed to include any information about his product in his pitch.

There are many products featured on the show and some of them leave with a contract.


Learn more about the 20 best Shark Tank products of all time.

Key Points:


Shark Tank has led many entrepreneurs on the path to success, but some entrepreneurs have walked away without a deal and have also experienced many of the worst Shark Tank pitches.

After the show, Ring CEO Jeff Siminoff said sales had skyrocketed and he had managed to raise the necessary funding before selling the company.

The biggest offer of the show was made to the creators of Coffee Meets Bagel by Mark Cuban to buy the company, but they turned it down and managed to secure $23.2 million in funding to date.

Chef Big Shake’s sales skyrocketed after the rejection on the show. The company began offering its products in grocery stores across the country.

Learn more about the 3 worst Shark Tank failures that made millions.

Conclusion


Of course, it’s hard to stand out in a market full of entrepreneurs, but it’s not necessary to wear your underwear on TV to get noticed.

Here are some of the most creative ways people have tried to stand out with their pitch on Shark Tank.


-A man who created an app that allows parents to find other parents for playdates wore only underwear and socks with his pitch.


A woman who started an online dating company took the stage and introduced herself by claiming she was “literally what every man wants in bed.
-An investor who wanted to sell a garage door opener piqued the Sharks’ interest when he told them he had a patent for a new kind of garage door opener. It turned out to be a patent for a new kind of garage door opener.

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Elena Hudgens is an entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience. She started her journey by building her own e-commerce website on Shopify and turned her $1000 savings to millions in just 2 years. Soon she started different ventures in which she failed and succeeded. And now, she's on a mission to help other entrepreneurs with her life and business lessons.
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