On Sunday's "Shark Tank", a former science teacher and high school entrepreneur was on assignment to save man's best friend from aging creeping effects.
Aaron Hirschhorn is the founder of Gallant, a company that specializes in veterinary rejuvenating therapy and the storage of a pet's stem cells for later use in life. Hirschhorn became a believer in science after doctors used stem cell therapy to treat his sore back. Then he watched as his family dog, Rocky, suffered from debilitating arthritis, and wondered why there was no similar treatment for pets.
To help him beat his company, Hirschhorn brought along a group of puppies for the sharks to keep.
"If you were to flash ahead in just 10 short years, four of five of these little guys would suffer from devastating age-related ailments such as arthritis, blindness or worse," Hirschhorn said as some dressed as the gloomy reaper appeared to collect the puppies. Shark Mark Cuban refused to give up his puppy, Fred.
But what was even more frightening to the sharks than the grim reaper was Hirschhorn's valuation of Gallant at $ 25 million. He asked for $ 500,000 for just 2% of his company. The sharks moaned when the shark Daymond John lamented: "This is not going to end well."