Floating Mugs on Shark Tank
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Shark Tank Episode 602
If you haven't already heard about the Coasterless Floating Mugs invented by Tigere Chiriga, you'd probably think this was some kind of a floating magic trick, but its not. The coaster-less floating coffee mugs keep liquid suspended in the air by Chiriga's patented handle design which eliminates the need for using a coaster.
With such a clever new design for Tigere's floating coffee cup, He's yet again another Shark Tank Contestant who first took the crowd funding route to establish there was indeed a market for this invention. Chiriga chose Kickstarter, the largest crowdfunding site online, to get the Coasterless Mugs kick started in the right direction.
With an ambitious $15,000.00 needed for the molds and startup inventory, this would also be a great test to measure the potential for the patented floating mug. The Floating Mug campaign ended July 31, 2012 with over $39,000.00 in total pledges, and overwhelming positive reviews from the pledgers themselves.
Interesting the Coasterless Floating Mug website has been "for the most part" disabled at the time of this writing. The Floating Mugs are still available on Amazonand being fulfilled by their warehouse's, so that's a good thing getting so close to Shark Tank Season 6 Brand New Episode. Most likely the site is gearing up for the Show. But on the other hand, who knows at this point, maybe Chiriga ended up getting a deal with the Sharks and just signed a lucrative licensing deal. I'll try and get this updated if the Coasterless Mugs website comes back online before episode 602 airs this Friday night on the second half of the 2 Hour Shark Tank Special on ABC.