ZinePak is a custom publishing company that delivers exclusive merchandise and collectibles to superfans. Each shipment includes a variety of goodies from CDs to movies and trading cards featuring fan favorite entertainers, mostly musicians including KISS, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, among others. The young founders of ZinePak, Kim Kaupe and Brittany Hodak, pitched their business on Shark Tank in 2015. They went into the Tank seeking $725,000 in exchange for 10 percent equity. In the end, they accepted a $725k investment from Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec for 17.5 percent.
Since Shark Tank, ZinePak continues to expand its clientele (Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton!) and has expanded into two new verticals (beyond music) – sports and writers. ZinePak is currently working with the New York Mets Kids Club and romance novelist Debbie Macomber who’s best known for her Cedar Cove series which was turned into a Hallmark Channel series starring Andie MacDowell.
— ZinePak (@ZinePak) July 21, 2017
Sneak peak: Lost Lands wristband pic.twitter.com/tORBINCHjH
— aka Mr_Spacely (@ddenton80) September 7, 2017
— Debbie Macomber (@debbiemacomber) September 30, 2016