Two sisters – 12-year-old Lily and 15-year-old Emma – appeared on Shark Tank with their father Brian Hooks in 2013. They invented a way to mend screen doors with a mesh patch and hair dryer. The result is the repair kit, ScreenMend. On Shark Tank, the Hooks family negotiated a deal with Lori Greiner — $50,000 for 50 percent. They went in asking for $30k for 25 percent, which was offered to them by Mark Cuban, but they went with the Queen of QVC.
[Lori Greiner’s bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea into a Reality is available on Amazon]
Since Shark Tank, more than $3 million worth of ScreenMends have been sold which means Brian Hooks can afford to send his daughter Emma to American University, where she is studying theatre (Class of 2019). You can follow Emma’s career on her blog, Undiscovered Actress.
I have a Shakespeare bandaid over the blister I got during rehearsal for a Shakespeare play I’ve officially maxed out all levels of trash.
— Emma Hooks (@EmmaHooks97) April 1, 2016