Shark Tank – Season 8

The eighth season of “Shark Tank” continued its tradition of thrilling audiences with passionate entrepreneurs pitching their innovative products to a panel of formidable investors. The panel this season consisted of the established sharks, including Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec.

In season eight, the renowned investor Chris Sacca made a special appearance as the season’s guest shark. Known for his early investments in major tech companies, Sacca’s presence added fresh dynamics to the tank, creating memorable interactions among the sharks and entrepreneurs.

Among the many businesses seeking investment, five retail products stood out as particularly noteworthy. One of these was the Guard Llama, a personal security device that, when activated, connects the user to local emergency services and provides them with critical information without requiring a phone call. Another impressive invention was the The Sleep Styler, designed to style hair overnight without heat, giving users effortlessly beautiful curls by morning.

Then there was the Fidgetland, capitalizing on the fidget toy trend. This product not only provided a solution for those who fidget but was also touted as an aid for people with ADHD. Sand Cloud Towels, sustainable towels that donate a portion of their profits to marine conservation, caught the attention of the sharks for their quality and the cause they supported. Rounding up the notable list is the GloveStix, an innovative solution to combat the issue of post-sporting odor in shoes and gloves.

While these products garnered attention for their uniqueness and market potential, the real magic of the season was witnessing the negotiations and strategies employed by the sharks. From fierce bidding wars to unexpected alliances, the dynamics of the tank constantly shifted, leaving viewers at the edge of their seats.

As always, the soul of “Shark Tank” remained its unwavering focus on entrepreneurship. Season 8 served as an inspiring reminder of the American dream – showcasing that with the right idea, passion, and a touch of luck, anyone could swim with the sharks.

Season 8 Episodes (2016-2017)

# Overall# in SeasonName of EpisodeOriginal Air DateProduction CodeU.S. Viewers
1521ISlide, Re Think, Fizzics, Spoonful of ComfortSeptember 23, 20168014,980,000
1532GoodHangups, The Lapel Project, Ice Age Meals, TactiBiteSeptember 30, 20168025,020,000
1543Raising Wild, The Cookie Kahuna, TekDry, Night Runner, Angels and TomboysOctober 7, 20168044,860,000
1554Angels and Tomboys, Atlantic Candy Company, The biēm Butter Sprayer, SolematesOctober 14, 20168035,190,000
1565SandiLake Clothing, Parker’s Maple, Safe Grabs, SiliDogOctober 21, 20168065,420,000
1576Joyce’s LuLu Bang, unPack, Sunscreenr, Potato ParcelOctober 28, 20168054,410,000
1587EcoFlower, The Style Club, Safe Catch, #BeSomebodyNovember 4, 20168085,220,000
1598Milk Snob, Jack’s Stands, Chi’Lantro BBQ, ToorNovember 11, 20168095,430,000
1609Barbell Apparel, PupBox, LineCutterz, EnergybitsNovember 18, 20168105,190,000
16110Inboard Technology, Nomiku, Nootrobox, Pet PlateDecember 2, 20168075,200,000
16211Sealed By Santa, PolyGlide Synthetic Ice, Hand Out Gloves, DigiWrapDecember 9, 20168124,910,000
16312Naturally Perfect Dolls, PDX Pet Design, Basic Outfitters, Victory CoffeesJanuary 6, 20178135,780,000
16413Grease Bags, Pinblock, Mama’s MilkBox, Nicepipes ApparelJanuary 13, 20178115,860,000
16514Getaway House, Chirps, Vibes, PopUp PlayJanuary 27, 20178155,970,000
16615The Kooler, Little Nomad, RinseKit, dbest productsFebruary 3, 20178145,680,000
16716Tranquilo, Doc Spartan, Peaceful Fruits, F.F.T.O.BFebruary 10, 20178165,810,000
16817Toy Mail, Bitsbox, ēdn, Hotels By DayFebruary 17, 20178175,220,000
16918Sand Cloud, Ora Organic, DARTdrones, The Elephant PantsFebruary 24, 20178185,860,000
17019The Sleep Styler, Blendtique, MealEnders, RareformMarch 3, 20178196,080,000
17120Apollo Peak, Under the Weather, Seedsheet, CropsticksApril 7, 20178224,880,000
17221Guard Llama, Flag, Validated, Guardian BikesApril 14, 20178234,380,000
17322Goverre, SeeRescue Streamer, BootyQueen Apparel, LoctoteApril 21, 20178204,580,000
17423Thompson Tee, Wallet Buckle, Rumi Spice, Peoples DesignMay 5, 20178244,400,000
17524Wine & Design, Rocketbook, LAID Brand and Bridal BuddyMay 12, 20178264,010,000