Holiball on ‘Shark Tank’: What is the cost, who are the 3 founders and where can you buy it this Christmas?
A UV-resistant engineered durable and lightweight material built to withstand crisp sun rays and pouring rains, the Holiball is available in 23 eye-catching colors
Want a jolly makeover for your home this Christmas? This week, ‘Shark Tank’ features exciting gift ideas for the holiday season and three entrepreneurs — Kristy Moore, Jennifer Couch and Amberly Hall — make a splash with their cool product, Holiball. A UV-resistant engineered durable and lightweight material built to withstand crisp sun rays and pouring rains, the Holiball is available in 23 eye-catching colors and can be hung outdoors from a tree branch or inside your house from a ceiling with the help of an elegant hoop or a fan.
The business began in 2019 to create “Texas-sized” Christmas ornaments. Sharing the good news with fans, the three founders wrote on Instagram: “We are thrilled to announce that Holiball will be making it to @sharktankabc airing December 4th! We are so excited to share our journey in the making with you all soon! Follow along with us...and to everyone that has been so supportive. We love our Holiball fan fam!”
What is Holiball?
“Bigger is better,” the Holiball website claims, calling its product “a patent-pending oversized Christmas ornament designed to be a stylish alternative to the average inflatable decoration, which come in two sizes.”
“First launched in November 2019, we made our grand debut in Dallas, Texas at the Chi Omega Christmas Market. Not knowing what to expect, we were beyond excited with all the love Dallas showed us,” the founders penned down on their website.
They continued: “Our success quickly snowballed into 2020 and took us traveling across the US In January, we hit the Home & Gift Buyer market at the Dallas Market Center, followed by an invitation to Atlanta’s Americas Mart, and then another invitation to the Best of Show Showroom at the Vegas Market. In February, Holiball was launched in Latin America and Australia. As of April 2020, we are currently in 29 states across the US.”
Who are the founders?
Did you know the journey started with a road trip... and a dream of creating a larger than life, Texas-sized ornament for all to adore? Holiball was founded and created by three cousins — Kristy Moore, Jennifer Couch, and Amberly Hall.
While Amberly is a former educator and real estate agent, as per All Shark Tank Products, “she is now a stay-at-home mom to three lively redheads. She also has a global perspective from living abroad and traveling around the world.” Her global perspective was a great fit for Kristy’s creative vision. A stay-at-home mom, Kristy knows she's best at acute attention to detail. “As soon as the children were in school, she returned to her creative pursuits by building interior design business. She enjoys all the aspects of her business, the designing, planning, implementing, but mostly seeing her visions come to life,” the website reads.
She pulled her sister Jennifer into the idea and made some use of her business instincts. According to the outlet, “Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur. She started out in commercial real estate development until downsizing reared its ugly head. Entrepreneurship had always beckoned to her and now was her chance. She and a friend founded an architectural signage business that was one of 'Houston’s 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses' in only two years. She ventured into different businesses—some successfully, some not. But she values the lessons she learned from the failures. Jennifer also has a lifelong love and talent for drawing interior designs.”
What is the cost?
The different types of balls are available in 18" and 30" diameter. Including Vintage Red Holiball, Vintage Green Holiball, Purple Holiball and Frosted Blue Holiball, they are all priced in the range from $40 to $60. Not just those, the other colors on the website are: Silver, Classic Red, Pearl White, Gold, Green, Pink, Holly Green, Light Blue, Cranberry, Vintage Gold, Black, Dark Blue, Lime, Orange, Lilac, Teal and Merlot Holiball.
Apart from that, you can also get Holiball Fast Flow Inflator at $35 and WhataBurger at $40. Shop the collection online or buy it at select Houston retailers.
Wondering how to put it up? As per All Shark Tank Products, the package includes a Holiball Topper, Holiball Hanger Plug and a hardware kit. “Inflate the Holiball using a household air compressor. When the ball is full, insert the Hanger Plug then the Topper. No muss, no fuss. It is just as easy to store after Christmas. If needed, clean with soap and water. Deflate and the Holiball is only the size of a softball. No worries about dry rot, since there is no rubber in the material,” the instructions read.
Who will steal the deal?
In a one-minute teaser clip from the episode, Kevin O' Leary asks the three entrepreneurs, "So which one of you Holiballs started this thing up? I have lots of crazy ideas but last summer, we wanted to do something crazy together. I shared this idea of the inflated ornament and it sparked their interest as well."
Barbara Corcoran takes the lead, saying, "I'm gonna make you an offer right now based on where it is. So I'm gonna give you $150,000 but I want 25 percent." She then lays out a warning: "But I don't want you to shop it around. I'm not sure Lori has an offer but I'd like to beat her out. So you have to answer me but you can't entertain other offers please." All the other Sharks go "Woah!" But Barbara sticks to her rule. What will the three cousins do now? Will Barbara clinch the deal?
‘Shark Tank’ Season 12 Episode 7 will premiere on December 3, 2020, from 8 pm to 9 pm ET on ABC.