In the first season finale of Shark Tank, sister entrepreneurs Michele Kapustka and Melisa Moroko pitched their business, SendABall. It’s a fun, clever alternative to a greeting card. Customers can send a message on a real ball (the size of a volleyball) and send it via the U.S. Post Office as is, without a box, for $20. On Shark Tank, the sisters were looking for $86,000 (exactly what they needed to buy a new ball making machine). They didn’t get it.
Since Shark Tank, Michele continues to run the company which offers customized corporate packages (minimum quantity 100), and international shipping for an extra $3. In May 2016, SendABall opened an Etsy shop. P.S. If you think postal workers don’t like the idea, you’re wrong! According to Send-A-Ball, about 15 percent of their customers are postal workers.