Scratch & Grain is a baking company out of Portland, Oregon that sells cookie kits with all the fresh ingredients needed to make a delicious batch of cookies from scratch. Well, everything but the eggs and butter. Each ingredient is already measured out so you don’t have to buy a big bag of flour that you’ll never use again. The two entrepreneurs behind Scratch & Grain pitched their business on Shark Tank in 2015. They were looking for a $150,000 investment in exchange for 20 percent equity. They left the Tank with a line of credit ($150,000) from Barbara Corcoran for 20 percent.
Twenty hours after taping Shark Tank, the pregnant founder Taya Geiger, had her baby. She told delish: “He was seven or eight weeks early; that’s how stressed I was.” Of Corcoran she says: “She’s been amazing to work with, and her insights on consumer behavior online have been incredible.” She added, “Her advice was spot-on, especially with what price points people respond to, and she checks in with us every few months to see how we’re doing.” Geiger reports that Scratch & Grain Baking Co. is expecting to hit $5 million in sales at the end of 2017.