Savannah Cowley and Samuel Agboola of Santa Clarita, California are the two entrepreneurs behind the app Flag Photo which promises to print museum quality photographs which “last up to 300 years without fading” — for free. Well, the printing of 20 photos each month is free (and shipping is free) but you need to pay $9.99 for the app which is available on iTunes. The company plans to make a profit by printing an ad on the back of each photo.
While Cowley and Agboola raised more than $330,000 with a Kickstarter campaign and will pitch the business on Shark Tank (April 14), some superbackers are voicing their disappointment and frustration with the project on the Kickstarter campaign web page. (Some are surprised to learn that they too are required to pay $10 for the app after becoming a backer.) Others are expressing patience and good wishes. Comments range from “don’t give up and keep working!” to “I want my money back.” The perils of Kickstarter. And now the dangers of the Shark Tank! So far, the answer to “what happened to” is still wait and see. Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.