Qeepsake is a digital baby journal that captures memories through text messages. Here’s how it works: When Qeepsake texts you a daily question about your child, you text back a response and then an entry in your baby’s online journal is made. On the Qeepsake website, you can edit or expand upon your journal entries, add photos, and more. The founder of Qeepsake, Jeff McNeil of Auburndale, Massachusetts — and father of five! — is pitching his membership-based business on Shark Tank on October 29. A 12-month Qeepsake membership is $35.88 which includes 2 text questions per day. A Qeepsake Premium membership, which costs $95.88, provides 4 questions per day and you can add your spouse/partner to the fun. When Mark Cuban and Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary hear that customers can order to have a Qeepsake Book printed too, and that the book is expandable, the two Sharks will either see Qeepsake as a compliment or rival of GrooveBook.
In 2014, Cuban and O’Leary invested in the photo-printing app GrooveBook and subscription service that created and shipped photo books of up to 100 photos every month. Later that year, GrooveBook was acquired by photo printing giant Shutterfly for $14.5 million. On Shark Tank, McNeil is seeking an investment of $350,000 in exchange for 10 percent equity in Qeepsake. Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC.