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Elephant Chat

Elephant Chat on Shark Tank

Elephant In The Room - Episode 509 10/25/2013
Elephant in the Room season 5, episode 509
Jason and Amanda Adams
Inventors of Elephant Chat
 We have seen a fair amount of animals on the Shark Tank Show but an Elephant in the Room has to be a first. How the heck are they going to get an Elephant inside the Shark Tank that likes to chat? Well first off these creative entrepreneurs Jason and Amanda Adams from Mckinney, Texas, are going to stuff it inside a glass cage and carry the Elephant out themselves.

This isn't just any Elephant in the room but one that comes with a special meaning and the kind you want kept in its glass cage until a problem arises that the Elephant becomes too big and needs to be let out. Metaphorically speaking, the Elephant In The Room represents a problem or a truth that's being ignored and the longer it's not talked about, the bigger the Elephant (problem) becomes.

 Jason and Amanda Adams might know a thing or two about opening up and communicating with what's really important in a relationship. The Adams fell in Love on their very first date and already knew they would marry each other, but how do you tell someone you just met that you already want to marry them? Jason bought a stuffed elephant to represent the metaphor which was just what he needed to break the ice and open up his feelings. Amanda also felt the same way and within 6 weeks of meeting they were off to Hawaii and got married.

Realizing how effective his little elephant helped solve a big problem in the room, the entrepreneur spirit took over and the Elephant Chat Product was born. To raise the money needed to bring their new invention to the market the Adams first unsuccessfully tried a crowd funding campaign started at Kickstarter earlier this year in March. Undeterred the Adams brought Elephant Chat to a Shark Tank audition and won a convented spot in this Friday Night's episode #509.

Elephant Chat inside the Shark Tank

This is an interesting idea that I'm sure there's a market for but is this market big enough to support a Shark Tank Investment? In a lot of ways this invention reminds me of the Man Medals seen earlier this year in season 5. The problem with that idea was nothing propriety about the invention which puts the value of the business solely on the Branding that's already been done. In this case according to the website, they still do not have a finished product for sale which is a little alarming getting so close to Show Time.

There is a mention of Shark Tank on the front page of Elephant Chat but it also has links to Kickstarter which ended unsuccessfully several months ago. The pre-order page also looks to of been taken down which is going to "cost them" thousands of orders if it's not up and running before Friday Night.

Did the Elephant in the Room go out of business before it even began? I sure hope not because no business or idea seen on the Shark Tank should ever dismiss the Power of the Shark Tank Effect and what it can do for their business. So what if the Sharks don't like the idea, when millions of people watch the show there will always be a percentage that will be interested in buying the product if it's available. On the FaceBook Page they do have a recent picture taken with Rick Hopper the inventor of ReadeRest which is definentlyy a good sign

I'll keep an eye on this one and maybe I just visited the site before they were ready for the Shark Tank Show. In that case I will update this article with hopefully better news that you can at least pre-order the Elephant Chat. If they still need to raise money to get this product to market, NOW is the time to start a new crowd funding campaign and take full advantage of all the publicity headed their way.

Visit Elephant Chat Website


Elephant Chat Update:

First off I'd like to thank Amanda and Jason for mentioning the Shark Tank "Success" Blog on their Facebook page before the Shark Tank airs tonight. That does mean a lot if you guys read this again and puts you on a special list of other contestants that have also taken the time to recognize this blog before one of the biggest days of your life. "Thank You"!

O.K. now down to Business as a few interesting developments have happened since this article was first written. First of it looks like they took my advise (ya right, but it sounds good) and have indeed just started a Brand New Kickstarter Campaign for The Elephant Chat to coincide with this episode.

They also just came out with a new product called "Lori the Listening Elephant" that makes me wonder, Hm, why would they choose the name Lori for their new product? Did Lori Greiner invest in The Elephant Chat and have a product within the Brand named after her like she's done in the past? Or is this all one big coincidence and they just liked the name and it has nothing to do with one of the Sharks tonight?

I'm still not convinced the Adams make a deal with the Sharks tonight, but it does make you wonder there's definitely more to this story than meets the eye.


  1. Just watched this on shark tank. Really don't understand the concept honestly. First of all you mentioned in their story about wanting to talk about marriage that Jason bought a stuffed elephant to break the ice. So why would I want to buy your elephant when I can just go buy a regular elephant like you did?

    1. Anonymous10:39 PM

      Jason had a machined aluminum cube with a plexiglas interior made for the stuffed elephant! It was a gift for his wife. The idea being a kind of art piece that sits in the home. How likely would a stuffed elephant last on its own in a home, especially with kids running around? The heavy, expensive cube that houses and displays your (or your partner's) unheard emotions gives the process and product gravitas.

      I'm not saying anyone would buy one, except maybe relationship counselors, which Mark pointed out. But that's the idea. And no, they didn't get a deal with the sharks.

    2. Anonymous1:29 PM

      The heavy expensive cube is unnecessary and expensive, as is the elephant.
      I understand the "gift" aspect of the item as you mentioned, however a better "gift" would be showing some maturity, sitting your partner down and discussing the fact that you both need to communicate better. If two mature adults in a relationship need to talk, they should simply do so. The idea that someone would need to rely on a stuffed animal, or any other gimmick for that matter to inform their partner they need to talk is absurd.

      What if the elephant is missing or the case has been destroyed in some manner? Then they can't have a mature adult conversation and they go back to the cold shoulder tactics as they mentioned on the show?

      I have been married for 12 years, we have had our ups and downs but we always communicate our issues. We let each other speak our minds one at a time without holding a stuffed animal. I understand that everyone is different and some couples may have communication issues, but that can be resolved by taking the initiative to having a meaningful conversation without purchasing a $50 stuffed animal.

  2. Anonymous10:38 AM

    did they get invested in?