Season 3: I have made many friends at Shark Tank, and have kept in touch with them over the past 3 years. The producers thought it would be kind of fun to see what would happen if I returned to the Tank for Season 3. They knew how excited Kevin O’Leary was about Voyage Air Guitar and about all the buzz we were getting in the guitar world.
So, I returned to the Tank. As you could imagine, I received a wonderful reception from all the Sharks, including Mark Cuban (Mark replaced Kevin Harrington, the Shark who wanted to do an infomercial with us during Season 1). But the point-man remains Kevin O’Leary. Yes, “Mr. Wonderful” was annoyed that he let us slip through his fingers two years ago. Even though I was “dead to him”, he was more than willing to resuscitate me if he could get a piece of the action. What happened was the biggest deal ever made on Shark Tank.
However, the deal was too complex for TV. It included millions of dollars and was contingent on me negotiating a concurrent deal with a leading industry brand name, so the producers couldn’t figure out how to make the piece simple enough to be explained to the TV audience.