‘Shark Tank’: Codi Storytelling Robot bags $500,000 deal with Robert Herjavec, fans say 'Alexa will buy it out'
The adorable 8.5-inch tall figure is a multi-talented robot that tells stories, builds good routines and can be a great DJ when your children are in the mood for some fun
Is Codi the cutest robot ever? Developed by Pillar Learning, the adorable 8.5-inch tall figure is a multi-talented robot that tells stories, builds good routines and can be a great DJ when your children are in the mood for some fun. A flagship product of Pillar Learning, the educational tech startup was founded by Dayu Yang, Chris Oslebo and William Mock and it managed to grab many eyeballs on ‘Shark Tank’.
"Codi is a cute, smart toy that provides a fully curated audio experience with age-appropriate content," the official website explains. Did you know it is internet-connected to provide access to all new updates and recommendations? The website continues, "As a parent, you will have full transparency into your child's playtime, and you can have as little or as much control as you want."
While it does impress the Sharks, they all give a thumbs down to it. Surprisingly, Robert Herjavec had a change of heart and he made an offer to the three. "I believe in you guys," he said and offered a $500,000 investment for a 25% stake. Initially, they tried to counter the offer at 20% but soon said yes. After all, Robert was their only choice.
"Wow. @robertherjavec was out and then he came back AND was able to make a deal with @Pillarlearning1? Insane. Love this," one tweet read and another said, "OMG!! What a wild ending to @ABCSharkTank tonight. Insane. Loved it. Congrats to everyone who got deals! Abs to those that didn’t, I wish you well."
Many others had bizarre questions and ideas. "Alexa would try to buy Codi out because it's smart #SharkTank," one tweet read. Another Twitter user posted, "#sharktank Alexa for kids is Codi competition." A third wrote, "I like that you can talk to your child through #Codi that's Cool #SharkTank." And a fourth user said, "I’m confused about how Codi works. Not good to be confused. @ABCSharkTank #SharkTank."
Alexa would try to buy Codi out because it's smart #SharkTank— Iris Montgomery, MBA (@IrisMAgent) December 12, 2020
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‘Shark Tank’ Season 12 Episode 8 premiered on December 11, 2020, from 8 pm ET to 9 pm ET on ABC. Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime and iTunes.