Here's What Happened To Soupergirl After Shark Tank

"Shark Tank" sees a variety of food-centric pitches each season, but not all of these pitches manage to make the sharks' mouths water. This was the case with Soupergirl, a brand that pitched in the show's Season 10, asking for $500,000 in exchange for 10% of the business. Founded by mother-daughter team Marilyn and Sarah Polon, Soupergirl offers healthful, plant-based, small-batch soups, according to Shark Tank Tales, with the soups offered in Whole Foods and Costco locations at the time of pitching.

None of the sharks bit on the team's pitch ... at first. As Washington Business Journal reports, after the 2018 episode filmed, one of the show's guest sharks, Matt Higgins, contacted Soupergirl, hoping to make a new deal. While Higgins didn't give the Polons their requested $500,000, he did come onto their team as an advisor and offered them his connections in the biz. The resulting interest and funding have been impressive.

Soupergirl gets $2 million

In 2020, Soupergirl managed to raise far more than the Polons' initial requested $500,000. After a round of Series A financing, Soupergirl closed with $2 million, welcoming on funders from other, similar healthful food brands, including Seth Goldman of Honest Tea and Beyond Meat, and Glen's Garden Market founder Danielle Vogel, reports Vegconomist. Sara Polon said the funding would help "to accelerate our growth at a critical time when the nation is looking for safe and healthy at-home food options."

Plans were also underway to use the funding to provide more COVID-19 testing for Soupergirl staff, which "produces thousands of gallons of soups a week," says WTOP. The same outlet separately reported that Goldman hooked Soupergirl up with a partnership opportunity with another of his investments, PLNT Burger, in which the two offer a vegan grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. Soupergirl now boasts an expanded footprint in a range of new retail locations, including Kroger grocery stores, Lidl, Wegmans, and Giant Food; Soupergirl also offers delivery and curbside pick-up in select locales.

But despite the brand's success and expansion into some of the largest food retailers in the U.S., the small start-up's goals remain the same: "Our food system is broken. We're trying to fix it," read's Soupergirl's mission statement, which goes on to say that the company's focus on responsible, community-sourced foods, made by well-treated employees aims to "inspire even bigger changes. One spoonful at a time."