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Beardbrand to jump into the Shark Tank

Spokane startup Beardbrand, a men’s grooming products company, will compete for financial backing during Friday’s network TV show “Shark Tank.” Company CEO Eric Bandholz will introduce the company and products to the show’s panel of five “sharks,” who are business or venture fund advisers, in hopes of attracting investor support. Beardbrand’s e-commerce store was launched in 2013 as a result of Spokane Startup Weekend. It was founded by Eric Bandholz, Lindsey Reinders and Jeremy McGee. It’s grown to now offering more than 25 products. The founders say they’re reaping $1.5 million in annual sales through online sales and retail distribution. The “sharks” for Friday’s panel are NBA owner Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec.
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