Barbara Corcoran is a sought-after investor on Shark Tank. As a panelist since the reality show premiered in 2009, Corcoran has partnered with a host of entrepreneurs and considers herself a hands-on business partner. Curie found Sarah Moret recently discovered how much Corcoran cares about her entrepreneurs’ success after partnering with the real estate guru and NBA team owner Mark Cuban.
Barbara Corcoran told Sarah Moret directly of ‘Shark Tank’ episode air date
When Moret came on the show seeking a $300K investment for 5 percent of her natural body care product line, Curie, she was thrilled to partner with two Sharks despite having to part with a total of 14 percent of her company. While Moret felt she already landed a dream-come-true deal, she hoped her pitch would make the final cut of the episode so she could benefit from the coveted “Shark Tank Effect” on sales.
Corcoran discovered that Moret’s pitch would be airing on March 11 and decided to break the news herself via FaceTime. Moret posted a TikTok video of her exchange with Corcoran that she captioned, “When Barbara Corcoran herself called to tell me I got on Shark Tank,” adding, “I was shaking when I saw who was calling.”
“I was hoping to catch you,” Corcoran to Moret on the call. “I have some really, really good news for you… You’re going to be on Shark Tank!“
Corcoran sounded almost as excited sharing the information as Moret did receiving it. “I’m shaking!” Moret exclaimed.
Sarah Moret praises Barbara Corcoran’s partnership
As a fan and follower of Corcoran, Moret had her eye on the real estate mogul when she made her pitch on Shark Tank.
“I just love Barbara Corcoran,” Moret told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I have followed her on social media, on TikTok, on Instagram for years, and I think she’s hysterical… Just awesome. I wanted a female Shark – most of my investors are female. So I kind of gravitated towards Barbara.”
Since investing in Moret’s company, Corcoran has been an active partner and connects with the Curie owner regularly. Moret expressed her gratitude for Corcoran’s mentorship and support.
“I think Barbara is such a go-getter, and I feel like there’s a lot that I can learn from her,” Moret remarked. “We’ve talked several times and I’m actually going out to New York in a couple weeks and meeting her in person… Barbara is more personal, one-on-one… We have leaned on Barbara a lot.”
‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneurs rave of Barbara Corcoran
Corcoran has a full portfolio of Shark Tank investments after 13 seasons on the show. Her entrepreneurs have often shared of how she goes above and beyond being a business partner.
“She saw something in [cousin and partner] Jim [Tselikis] and I that she believed in,” Sabin Lomac, who appeared on Shark Tank in 2012, said of Corcoran. “As far as what our relationship is like now, it’s very much like family.”
Fidgetlands owner Jason Burns spoke of Corcoran’s connection to his product designed to help those with ADHD, noting her openness about having dyslexia. She invested in his company in season 9.
“She’s been great,” Burns told the Small Business Journal in 2020 . “I always wanted Barbara. And knowing what her experience had been with ADHD and also having dyslexia, I felt like it’d be a good connection. She definitely gets it and understands the struggle. To have a Shark on your side gives you instant credibility and opens so many doors.”
Grace & Lace founders Melissa and Rick Hinnant, who partnered with Corcoran in season 5, pointed out the Shark Tank star’s playful side.
“There’s no shortage of laughter behind the scenes with Barbara,” the husband-and-wife team wrote on their website of Corcoran. “She may be intense when she’s in the Tank but she works hard and plays hard, and she’s entertaining to be around! In Barbara’s world, high energy + a great attitude = success.”