Podcast Air Date: November 6, 2020


Series 2: Shark Tank

Ep. 70 - John Tabis - Bouqs

In 2012, John Tabis launched this California based company alongside co-founder Juan Pablo Montufar. The two had high hopes for Bouqs a sustainable and eco-friendly company that delivers flowers from around the world.

In 2014, Tabis went on Shark Tank looking for an investment unfortunately, the sharks denied his offer. The young entrepreneur did not take this as a setback, he looked at it as a step back. He took the experience as a lesson and used the knowledge he learned to help his company bloom. Bouq's has grown so much since it's inception and cannot wait for the future.

"Barbara trashed the name 'Bouqs' saying it was "the worst name ever'. But three weeks after the show John noticed she signed up to be a customer. Not thrilled with the name but loves the flowers."
On Barbara's response to his company's name

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Company Profile

The Bouqs Co.'s philosophy is simple: care about people, the planet, and the process of growing flowers. Bouqs believes in farm-direct, transparent sourcing, which means partnering with farmers who use sustainable growing practices like minimizing waste and recycling water. The end result? No more middlemen! Flowers stay fresher, longer — for birthdays, anniversaries, new beginnings, or just because.

Founded with the belief that there can never be too much kindness or compassion in the world, we believe that the simple gesture of gifting flowers can transform your day, rekindle an old connection, or spark a new one. And we believe in the power of community and our shared mission: To create a better way to deliver responsibly sourced, farm-fresh flowers and gifts made with love to the people you love the most.

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