ABC’s Shark Tank is a huge hit, and for good reason. We love seeing the new products introduced, and the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas as the sharks circle in the tank. And it’s difficult to decide which is more enjoyable – seeing the proposals turn into a deal, or watching the business owners get rejected, walking away, tails between their legs. And although we are sometimes treated to a follow-up report on the success stories, we rarely find out what happens to the rejects after their hopes and dreams are shot down in the tank. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 11 most successful Shark Tank rejects.
Our top Shark Tank reject earned its spot on the list because it left the tank without a deal twice. The first time James Martin pitched his patented single-serve premium wine in a glass, Copa Di Vino, in the tank during season two, Kevin O’Leary offered to invest in the company but license the packaging to large wine producers. Martin wasn’t interested in cheapening his product, and walked away from the tank without a deal, confident he could take Copa Di Vino to the next level on his own. You can also check our list of 10 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses Ever.