Podcast Air Date: September 13, 2021
Lollacup was an invention to solve a problem — a straw cup with all the qualities that the Lim's value in a children’s product: easy to use, easy to clean, safe (BPA/BPS-, PVC-. Phthalate-free, etc.), Made in the USA, and just plain attractive.
Then came Shark Tank. Hanna and Mark have been fans of the show since Season 1, when Lollacup was just an idea. Fast-forward 2 years, and Lollacup had been taken to market and business was in full-speed. As many small businesses do, they needed more money to fund growth, so why not go after funding, national TV exposure, and strategic business partners all in one shot? That’s why they decided to enter “the tank.”
Since appearing on Shark Tank and partnering with Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec, their company has grown tremendously. Lollacup has grown into Lollaland, and they are striving to create innovative and modern infant/toddler goods that are functional and fun. Their award-winning products are BPA-/BPS-, PVC-, phthalate-free and proudly made in the USA or Germany. Hanna and Mark are dedicated to providing safe, smart feeding choices for babies and toddlers. Discerning parents and gift-givers love that Lollaland products are focused on high design, are beautifully packaged, and ready-to-gift.
"For us the all of those 'nos' from buyers prior to Shark Tank quickly became 'yes' post-Shark Tank. It was gratifying and validation for us."
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Seriously Slime was created by two women, Sarah McDermott and Shannon Valko, who were overwhelmed by their children’s love of slime making. While they could appreciate the creative magic and the simple satisfaction that slime making brought to their kids (away from a screen), that joy and satisfaction was often overshadowed by the frustration they felt over the mess that it created. So they decided to cultivate a fun and play-driven environment where kids could experiment and be social without the looming concern over the mess. Their mission is simple, to put more joy into the world one bowl of slime at a time. To all of the parents out there who are inundated with their children’s constant requests to experiment with this messy craze, consider the Seriously Slime mantra and just LET THEM MAKE SLIME!