‘Shark Tank’: How Daymond John saved YONO Clip founders with $150,000 deal and became a 'role model' to Sharks
Giving a quirky twist to their pitch, the duo made the Sharks groove as they kept it all about staying germ-free with YONO Clip
Who doesn't love a little groove on ‘Shark Tank’? Bob Mackey and Michael Green's story will make you believe dreams can come true. In Season 12 Episode 12, the entrepreneurs from Atlanta, Georgia, believe they have a simple product that everyone could use to keep their belongings germ-free.
Giving a quirky twist to their pitch, the duo made it all about staying germ-free and made the Sharks groove. Mackey and Green revealed that the cost for their product is $20 and it takes $10 to make it. Asking for a $150,000 investment for a 15% stake, the two spread smiles and got the Sharks grooving.
During the episode, all Sharks — Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Daymond John — got up and did a little dance after the founders' pitch. But how did the two grab a deal on the show?
Although all the Sharks gave a thumbs down to the deal except Daymond John as he was eager to help the two. "I don't want to insult you and ask for 50 percent of the company but I want to support you, Daymond said. He then ended up offering them the investment for a 30 percent stake.
When Green and Mackey were hesitant, the other Sharks couldn't believe it and tried to convince them to say yes. The founders counter-offered a 20 percent stake but Daymond stuck to his original offer. Mark Cuban chimed in and said, "Oh guys, come on..." Kevin added, "I have been through with this product category and it is very tough to get it out there. Barbara added that they couldn't get a partner more loyal than Daymond.
Daymond then gave his final offer which was for a 30 percent stake. And almost instantly — maybe after being swayed by what other Sharks had to say — the founders said yes. "Absolutely," came the reply to Daymond's offer and all three of them couldn't be happier.
Sharing a sneak peek from the episode, the official handle posted, “Let’s get groovin’ #SharkTank is all-new and starting now, RT if you’re watching! @kevinolearytv.”
After watching the pitch, fans were impressed with the two founders. "Product may be questionable but definitely not the character and drive of these 2. Respect @TheSharkDaymond," one tweet read.
"Another said, I think we have already crashed the @YonoClip website! I hope they get a ton of sales after this!” A third chimed in, "@TheSharkDaymond, you’re from Queens, and I’m from Manhattan. I’m THRILLED that a fellow New Yorker did this deal with these VERY LOVABLE @YonoClip Guys! Trust me, I will be a customer.”
@TheSharkDaymond, you’re from Queens, and I’m from Manhattan. I’m THRILLED that a fellow New Yorker did this deal with these VERY LOVABLE @YonoClip Guys! 👏🏼🥲 Trust me, I will be a customer. #SharkTank— Elsa❤️🇺🇸💚🐕💛🦋🧡⚾️💙🇵🇷🤍 (@Elsa050467) February 6, 2021
No sooner did Daymond John give the duo a chance, he was showered with praises. "Wow, @TheSharkDaymond that was awesome! You are such an inspiration and role model to so many, including me, and I am proud to count you as my friend! Very excited for you and the guys at @YonoClip," Daniel Lubetzky wrote.
Another fan said, "Thank goodness for Daymond John. Giving the brothas & sistas an opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs."
Wow, @TheSharkDaymond that was awesome! You are such an inspiration and role model to so many, including me, and I am proud to count you as my friend! Very excited for you and the guys at @YonoClip #SharkTank @ABCSharkTank https://t.co/5WzxmpuX8F— Daniel Lubetzky (@DanielLubetzky) February 6, 2021
But the most exciting point for viewers was when they finally said yes after a moment of hesistance. "I was screaming at the screen- TAKE IT! Do. Not. Hesitate. Phew!!" one fan said and another posted, "Daymond: the last remaining shark: 'I'll give you $150K for 30%.' YONO guys: 'How about $150K for 20%?' Wow are they lucky. #SharkTank."
Another fan added, "To hear all of the sharks speak so highly about @TheSharkDaymond is just the best! Congratulations to @YonoClip and Daymond John! #SharkTank."
Daymond:, the last remaining shark: "I'll give you $150K for 30%."— Phil Lemos (@Phil_Lemos) February 6, 2021
YONO guys: "How about $150K for 20%?"
Wow are they lucky. #SharkTank
Do you think you will buy these YONO clips? Are you already heading to their website? Here's how you can get the product.
‘Shark Tank’ Season 12 Episode 9 returned to ABC after the winter break on January 8, 2021, at 8 pm ET. Catch the new episode featuring Yono Clip, NightCap, Rule Breaker and MountainFlow on February 5, 2021, at 8 pm ET or 7 pm CT on ABC.
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