What Jennifer and Gifford Briggs needed was exactly what Kevin O’Leary had offered to be, a shark friend with teeth big enough to negotiate a far more profitable deal for them. And they also got a partner with the ability, and resources, to help them build a company from scratch around their useful product so that all of the profits would come back to them, minus Kevin’s 15% share of course. They had begun taking their product to trade shows, and after one such show, they had been contacted by an infomercial company. The cast of Shark Tank includes Mark Cuban Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary alongside a rotation of celebrity guest sharks, who each invest their own money at their discretion. But even though the DrainWig was stocked in Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens, as well as sold through Amazon and QVC, Jennifer and Gifford needed a Shark Partner to improve the deal they had signed with an infomercial company, which was only giving them a fraction of the profits. Jennifer explained that she and Gifford had known nothing about the cleaning products industry when they first developed DrainWig. DrainWig Now in 2018 – The After Shark Tank Update DrainWig was an unusual pitch for the sharks to consider. But the DrainWig is meant to be replaced every 2-4 months. On the DrainWig Facebook page, Gifford and Jennifer revealed that they had learned a great deal at the summit and were happy to have gained a whole new family of creative, smart and driven people to help them succeed, and for the DrainWig duo, it seems to be exactly the type of help they needed. Sara Blakely was even more succinct, ‘You made a bad deal’ she asserted, and Jennifer and Gifford agreed that was the problem. Mark saw many potential challenges in the future for DrainWig and didn’t want to ‘Re-invent’ the DrainWig business for Gifford and Jennifer, and with that, he was out. So with excellent sales and extensive distribution already in place, Lori wanted to know why Jennifer and Gifford had brought DrainWig to the Sharks. It was clear that, with the exception of Gifford, there was a lot of hair in the Briggs household. Kevin O’Leary summarized the situation, Gifford and Jennifer had received only $800,000 after $14.2 million in sales, or about 5.4% of the total revenue, and they were in the tank because they wanted the ‘Lion’s share’ of the profits. Steve Dawson has been writing online for two years. Sara Blakely explained that she had taken on bad deals when starting Spanx, and she had encountered dubious business practices from competitors, but she had learned a great deal from her experiences and held on to 100% of her company.