‘Shark Tank’ Season 11 Finale: Kevin slams The MadOptimist's business idea but fans say 'it's dope'
The series finale episode of the business reality show showcased a pitch for a customizable soap and fans thoughts it was remarkable, as opposed to sharks Kevin and Robert
After 24 episodes, ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ ended its Season 11. As always, there was an array of all new products and innovative business ideas. But what stood out was The Mad Optimist, at least for the fans.
Run by a trio of friends, the brand makes all vegan, organic and environment-friendly soaps. But these are no regular soaps. The ingredients can be altered/added/enhanced as per the buyer’s needs. Fans, especially those who are into naturally sourced bath and body products, found this idea incredible and promising. They took to social media and shared their comments, one last time, before the season bids adieu.
One such fan on Twitter commented, referring to The Mad Optimist and their product idea, “There was a company on #SharkTank tonight that lets you customize your soap and set your own price .... http://themadoptimist.com ...shit is pretty dope and we hopped on that ...can't wait for my tea tree, eucalyptus w/ colloidal oats get here b."
But it appears that other sharks, specifically, Kevin O’Leary, aka, Mr. Wonderful and Robert Herjavec were not sold by the business pitch. He called the idea “third level of hell”, which some fans found funny. Quoting him, a fan on Twitter says, “@kevinolearytv: “The third level of hell where you make soap one bar at a time.” tears of joy #SharkTank @ABCSharkTank "
However, The Mad Optimist owners were not disappointed. Shark and serial investor Mark Cuban found the idea viable enough to be invested in. So he went ahead and closed the deal with the entrepreneurs.
Supporting Mark’s decision, a fan on Facebook said, “I’m proud of you Mark Cuban! Mad Optimists are forward thinkers! Mr. Wonderful and Robert H. have no kind of vision! I immediately went to the webpage and passing it along to my vegan friends.”
“@TheMadOpt You guys are beautiful!! Nice job!! Interesting that @mcuban was the Only one that could see the vision of the [email protected] Fascinating indeed. Very few people really think outside of the box” adds another.
‘Shark Tank’ Season 11 ended on Friday, May 15. The show will be back for an all-new Season 12, sometime this fall, only on ABC. Stay tuned for the latest updates. Check your local listings for more information.