Advertisements COMPANY: Send A Ball IDEA: Send bouncy balls as gifts through the mail SHARK BITES? None. Criticized profitability, plus mentioned it would be easy to copy. MY TAKE: Cool idea, but I don't know if I'd spend $20 to send someone a $1.00 ball. COMPANY: Qubits IDEA: Cross between Legos and Erector set, with innovation that one could create curvable structures. SHARK BITES? Yes. $90,000 for 51% of company. MY TAKE: I'd probably buy this if I saw it at Target or Walmart. Seems cool. COMPANY: Llama Brew IDEA: Llama manure as liquid fertilizer SHARK BITES? None. Said it would require too much marketing, plus seemed insulted by the funding request ($125,000 for 10%). MY TAKE: I'd pay no more than $5 per bottle, and only if I could get it locally. COMPANY: Nubrella IDEA: A harnessed umbrella-type contraption that goes over your head and upper body (kind of like an astronaut helmet), and can even work hands-free. SHARK BITES? Two sharks collaborated for $200,000 for 51%. MY TAKE: Too expensive at $29, as I don't really have much trouble with regular umbrellas. I might even be too self-conscious to use it, even if I got one as a gift. I'd be too embarassed by the attention I'd draw. COMPANY: Pillars of Slippers IDEA: Shoes sold via Tupperware-style parties, plus online SHARK BITES? None. Said cost of franchise license ($100,000) was too much, plus thought the owner was "Nutbar number 6". MY TAKE: She was kind of nutty... probably just nutty enough to make it work for her, but probably not anyone else.