• A startup founder who built a mock set in his backyard to practice his 'Shark Tank' pitch ultimately turned down a Shark's offer - and Amazon later acquired his company for $1 billion

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Jamie Siminoff appeared on " Shark Tank " in 2013, pitching his startup, Doorbot.
    In the months leading up to the taping, Siminoff practiced constantly, using the mock set he'd built in his backyard and fielding potential questions from friends.
    Ultimately, Siminoff rejected an offer from Kevin O'Leary and left without making a deal.
    Doorbot subsequently became Ring and, in 2018, the company was acquired by Amazon for $1 billion.
    Siminoff returned to the tank as a guest Shark in the season 10 premiere and could barely believe it was real. He remembered how nervous he'd felt the first time...
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