SHARK TANK’S MARK CUBAN INVESTS $100,000 IN VEGAN CONDIMENT BRAND
New York-based vegan spreads and creams business Wanna Date? Raised $100,000 up in funding during an ongoing episode of TV show Shark Tank. The offer was made by investor Mark Cuban, who effectively arranged a 33-percent value share in the company with CEO and founder Melissa Bartow.
Bartow showed up on Shark Tank to pitch her line of date-based spreads—which come in flavors, for example, vanilla, pumpkin zest, cinnamon, and chocolate—that expect to fulfill a sweet tooth in a characteristic and solid manner.
The spread can be contrasted with creamy apple butter spread or nut butter, however, it is made with dates and no extra sugar.
Since propelling the vegan product 10 months back, Bartow has acquired $31,000 in deals. “I just went vegetarian, so I’m always looking for things that are healthy [and] healthy for my family,” Cuban told Bartow on the show.
“The idea of a date spread was great—because I love dates—but you gotta be smaller, cheaper, easier to ship, and you have to make dates just plain. Are you willing to do all that?” Bartow attempted to counter his offer but was unsuccessful, so she accepted his initial offer.
“I’ll take it; I want to work with you,” she told Cuban.