'Shark Tank': A look at Hidrent's $300K deal with Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner

'Shark Tank': A look at Hidrent's $300K deal with Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner
Robert Herjavec, Dave Heimbuch and Lori Greiner on 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)

With odd jobs and maintenance work always happening in and around the house, it is important to know who you hire to take on these jobs After all, you are giving them access to your home and safety is crucial. That's where Hidrent steps in -- an app that allows you to hire an off-duty firefighter to help you with your work!

Looking for an investor, Hidrent was hoping to impress Mark Cuban, Nirav Tolia, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner or Robert Herjavec, and bag a deal while at it!


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Hidrent's founder, Dave Heimbuch was looking for a $300,000 investment for 8% equity. Having done $325,000 in sales year to date and $260,000 last year, Heimbuch was currently the one handling all his marketing and hoping to expand his team. He explained that Facebook and Tolia's Nextdoor was widely helpful in spreading the word. However, Tolia explained that with zero spending on advertising, it took them nearly 10 years to build the app to where it was. For him, he had done his time working on a project like this and tapped out. Cuban, too, was quick to withdraw. Herjavec was the first to make an offer, seeing that he saw the app's potential among the elderly and women. He made a deal for $300,000 for 20%. Hoping to get another offer, Heimbuch turned to O'Leary, who also decided to exit. It came to Greiner, who explained that she has a soft spot for firefighters and decided to go in on an offer with Herjavec. They offered the money for 35% equity. O'Leary, who Greiner burned during the Fish Fixe deal, was quick to call her out for being greedy this time. However, Heimbuch finally settled on an offer with both sharks for 33.3%. 

Fans were thrilled to see Hidrent get a combined offer. "#SharkTank Take the deal, it's two great Sharks! #Hidrent #Lori #Robert" tweeted a fan. "Hidrent, congrats, congrats Lori and Robert #SharkTank" added another. "Woohoo!Congrats @LoriGreiner and @robertherjavec great way to end the night! #SharkTank" congratulated a fan. "Congratulations to @HidrentApp and @LoriGreiner and @robertherjavec! This will be a great team! #SharkTank" agreed a user. 









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