Partie Poche on Shark Tank
|Connor Pastoor and Jillian Jaccard|
They had $50k in the bank but chose not to get a functional website up and running? Even a simple free blog would have been much better then, we'll as far as I can find so far, nothing. The only Partie Poche website I could find is not even in this country, which incidentally has a very similar product.
Another thing that stood out in this pitch was the "I" word. Connor Pastoor and Jillian Jaccard are supposed to be a team and partners in this upcoming Brand, and yet, they both seemed to use the "I" word way too often. Was it just me or does this come off as they were not united on the long-term business, but more focused on their own (short term) objectives?
Studying past contestant's and what they did RIGHT will pay big dividends for all future Shark Tank contestants. It's also just as important studying the folks who did not get a deal and learn from their mistakes.
UPDATE: The website is indeed PartiePoche.com, and as anonymous has stated below, it only shows a front page saying they're sold out. The website was registered in Feb. of 2011 and its current until 2016. It shows it's solely owned by Connor Pastoor and was last updated yesterday, December 4th, the day of the show.
If I didn't know any better, it almost looks like they intentionally sabotaged the product and guaranteed it will not succeed. Maybe that "I" thing I mentioned above has more meaning than previously thought.
UPDATE #2: One week after the airing the site is now saying "3 more days". That's It. They also just posted this YouTube Video for the Partie Poche. It's 1 minute long and you really have no idea what it's about unless you know "exactly" what you're looking at. A college party that looks like a lot of fun but may have missed the point. Hopefully, they can pull this off but it's beginning to look like they're a little late for the party.
UPDATE #3: It is a crying shame seeing this opportunity go flying right over their heads. The website (as of a few minutes ago) was a blank page now. There is so many great new companies out there that would do just about anything for a chance like this. I took their link down because it's nothing but a waste of time at this point.
Instead I'm putting up Kendra's site that sells a similar product that you can actually Order Right Now! She also tried out for the Shark Tank (according to her tweets) around the same time and they chose a classroom project over a REAL business that even has a functioning website. She also has several different styles to choose from and even one for guy's that goes around your arm. I never even considered I would buy a party pouche but I would buy one for my arm when out jogging (no pockets). This is a whole new category that Conner and Jillian completely left out.
Check out PortaPocket and the entire line of pouch related products.