Source: Business Insider
We love watching “Shark Tank” because it gives us a preview of the startups and products that have the most potential to make it big. As these 9 products underscore, the show’s contestants don’t necessarily need to secure a deal from the investors in order to go on to succeed. Notable examples of “Shark Tank” rejects that became very successful include home security company DoorBot (now known as Ring ) and protein breakfast brand Kodiak Cakes . Throughout its 11 seasons, the show “Shark Tank” has averaged two to nine million viewers. It’s the biggest public platform that an entrepreneur could hope for, and a 10-minute pitch on the show can translate to huge sales. Household names like the Scrub Daddy and Tipsy Elves all got their start after successfully striking deals on the show, but even companies that walked away without securing an investment have done as well as — if not better than —companies that did. The founders of these companies took their “Shark Tank” rejections in stride, using them as learning lessons to make millions in sales.