Here's What Happened To My Fruity Faces After Shark Tank

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"Shark Tank" gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their idea to a team of investors. The investors listen to a timed pitch, where the business owner explains their idea, then asks for money in exchange for a certain percentage of the company.

My Fruity Faces founders Adam Gerber and Bob Ntoya appeared on the show in 2016 to pitch their edible sticker brand. The two sought $200,000 for a 10% stake in their company, which was meant to make eating fruit more fun by giving kids a chance to decorate their food with edible stickers.

Gerber and Ntoya did say they would be working out deals with Walmart and Target soon, but their numbers weren't great — according to Shark Tank Blog, the two had a lot of debt and had only done $2,000 in sales that month. Though the sharks heard them out, they were all quite underwhelmed with the numbers, with Kevin O'Leary even saying the two should stop investing in it themselves. Ultimately, My Fruity Faces did not secure a deal. So where does the company stand six years later?

My Fruity Faces has gone out of business

While Adam Gerber and Bob Ntoya stood behind their product, it doesn't appear to have stood the test of time. A quick Google search of My Fruity Faces suggests the product is no longer for sale. The company's website is still up and running, but anyone who clicks on "order now" or anything on the "shop" dropdown menu will find that they cannot place an order or access an order page. Beyond that, the homepage is still standing, but other elements of the website are not accessible. The company has not posted on Instagram since 2017 and only has about 300 followers on the platform. It does not appear to have a Facebook page.

My Fruity Faces did receive some media coverage when it made its "Shark Tank" appearance six years ago; Bustle profiled the brand and shared what it's made of and how to get it. However, it doesn't look like this raised awareness was enough to keep the company in business.

It's unclear what caused My Fruity Faces' downfall

There is little information pointing to why Adam Gerber and Bob Ntoya did not keep My Fruity Faces in business. It's possible Kevin O'Leary's comment about a poor investment had them reconsidering, but it could have also been a matter of putting too much money into something that was not working (like creative video advertisements). The reason could be different altogether, though, and may have had nothing to do with finances.

My Fruity Faces is not the only "Shark Tank" company to go out of business. The Hustle Story suggests that 6% of businesses that appear on "Shark Tank" end up closing their doors, though Mashed could not independently verify whether that statistic was true. However, there are definitely a few companies that did not succeed, such as Liz Lovely Cookies. While the show is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs, an appearance before the sharks doesn't always guarantee success.