Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Teams Up With OnDeck for Small Business ContestNovember 29, 2015 | By: Sean Murray
Barbara Corcoran, co-founder of The Corcoran Group and famous Shark Tank investor, has teamed up with small business lender OnDeck to support entrepreneurs through a contest. Three winners will be chosen for a $10,000 prize and they’ll also get to meet Barbara Corcoran.
Contest applicants are asked to enter what they would spend the $10,000 on to grow their business. The deadline to enter is December 2nd, 2015.
The partnership is significant because it marks yet another time that a Shark has crossed paths with online business lenders. Just one year ago, Kevin O’Leary became a spokesperson for IOU Financial.
— Kevin O'Leary (@kevinolearytv) October 2, 2014
Also around that time, Kevin Harrington, an original Shark Tank investor before Mark Cuban or Lori Greiner, co-founded his own small business lending marketplace, Ventury Capital. Straight out of the OnDeck or merchant cash advance playbook, Ventury’s FAQ says their system “deducts a fixed, daily payment directly from your business bank account each business day.”
Watch Kevin Harrington explain his company here:
Of course there was the time that a merchant cash advance company (Total Merchant Resources) actually went on Shark Tank and pitched the sharks…
It seems that the show and the real world have a lot in common.Last modified: November 29, 2015
Sean Murray is the founder of deBanked, a 10-year veteran of the merchant cash advance industry, a casual Lending Club and Prosper investor, the co-founder of Daily Funder, an alternative lending speaker, consultant, writer, and enthusiast. Connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on twitter.