Computer Eyewear Company Gunnar Optiks Finds Success in the 'Shark Tank'
Gunnar Optiks eyewear is designed to protect a person's peepers from digital eyestrain. The company pitched their product on ABC's reality show Shark Tank Sunday. Co-founder Joe Croft tried to play some hard ball, and nearly blew it, but ultimately managed to walk away with a deal with Lori Greiner. The venture capitalist agreed to give the company a $750,000 loan at eight percent interest for a five percent stake.
"It was a seriously long day of waiting," Croft says in a press release. "But the experience was awesome, and we actually ran into another presenting entrepreneur wearing Gunnars while working on his laptop to prepare his pitch – what a great advertisement!"