When she entered the titular “Shark Tank” in 2016, then-high college junior Trisha Prabhu was searching for $100,000 for 20% of her cell app startup, ReThink. The ReThink app is a safeguard to maintain children from sending bullying messages or social media posts by analyzing the textual content enter.
Barbara Corcoran had the plain query: Why would bullies set up this on their telephones? Prabhu responded by explaining that they would not, which is why ReThink targets mother and father, faculties, and, as she’d notice later within the phase, probably cell phone carriers who may pre-install the app. Robert Herjavec then requested the opposite apparent query: Who’s to say that bullies will not simply click on by way of the warning and ship abusive messages? Prabhu responded by saying she initially had the identical considerations and performed “a 1,500 trial examine” that confirmed youngsters took the immediate’s recommendation 93% of the time.
Barbara opted out pondering that it was extra of a charity than a enterprise, with Kevin O’Leary following for related causes and Robert becoming a member of them as a result of he felt it wasn’t significantly distinct from current content material filtering software program. The bomb that Prabhu turned down a suggestion from T-Cellular shocked the Sharks, however she defined that she felt it was too early and that she did not need a single service to have exclusivity. Daymond John felt there was a viable enterprise and provided the requested $100,000, however for 30%, just for Lori Greiner to counter by providing the deal Trisha requested for and asking different Sharks to affix in. Mark Cuban, seemingly feeling he may assist land a service deal, was completely satisfied to separate the funding with Lori, and Trisha stated that they had a deal.