“I was shocked. Our research is what inspired us. Ketosis (or Keto) is a natural state of our body. I was just happy with the $150,000 grant to research this more back in 2016. I never knew we could turn this into a business,” Deborah tells our news team the day after their episode aired.
She continues,“It’s funny, we actually filmed this 3 months ago. And we are already distributing 300,000 bottles a month right now. Even since filming we have come so far, and we get probably 200 fan emails from our customers almost every day. That just feels like we are doing something right.”
After outstanding offers from each panel member, the two young women, burst into tears.
“It didn’t feel real. The fact that all these successful, business leaders wanted to be a part of what We were doing and willing to invest their own money, it was very emotional!” explained Deborah’s partner, Jessie.
The young women are the first contestants in the show’s entire 15 year history to ever receive a standing ovation and offers of investment from all panel members. Deborah and Jessie said they celebrated the success with champagne and cake when the episode wrapped.
The Harvard Graduates were the first contestants in Shark Tank history to receive investment offers from all six panel members.
Since filming the show-stopping episode, Jessie and Deborah have been hard at work putting the advice of their mentors into play.
“Well, we aren’t in a research laboratory anymore,” Jokes Jessie – a scholar and impressive scientist. “2 years of research, and finally we are a real business. We completely re-branded our company and came up with new packaging.”
These young professionals, hardly 30 years old, have produced so much with such a small team. They recently unveiled the product that netted them millions of dollars in investments.
“The product we displayed on the show has been rebranded into the One Shot Keto. It’s the original formula, all we’ve done is change the name and the packaging,” explained Jessie.
These students launched the products for sale through their company website and say they sold out within 5 minutes.