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Shark Tank Sharks Have Invested $20 Million In 109 Deals

Shark Tank Sharks Have Invested $20 Million In 109 Deals

by Brad MerrillApril 15, 2013

The “Sharks” on the hit ABC show Shark Tank—Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Griener, and retired shark Kevin Harrington—have invested over $20 million in 109 deals presented on the show over the last four seasons.

Barbara Corcoran has led the pack investing in 32 deals with an average valuation of $250,000. Daymond John comes in second place with 30 deals completed to date, also with an average valuation of $250,000.

Mark Cuban, the most popular shark, has only invested in 26 deals during his time on the show, but his average valuation is $500,000. Also, Cuban appeared a couple of times in the first season and replaced Kevin Harrington as a full-time shark in the following three seasons. Cuban has also invested in more outside startups than his Shark Tank colleagues.

Sometimes terms can’t be met after the show concludes, which results in the shark not actually investing. The largest deal in Shark Tank history, with a company called Hyconn, actually fell apart after the show. That deal, led by Mark Cuban, was worth $1,250,000.

Shark Tank’s producers, as well as other Shark Tank entities, have an irrevocable option to take a 5% equity stake or 2% royalty from any company that makes it onto the show, regardless of whether the sharks actually invest.

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Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.