Raising Wild is a women’s swimsuit company in Florida founded by two fun-loving sisters, Shelly Hyde and Kara Haught. With active moms in mind, Raising Wild designs and makes stylish one-piece suits. The sisters pitched their business on Shark Tank in 2016. They accepted a $100,000 investment from real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran in exchange for 50 percent. (The 68-year-old millionaire Corcoran is not shy about wearing a bathing suit on the beach, see below.)
After the Shark Tank Raising Wild episode aired, Hyde and Haught sealed the deal with Corcoran and started pitching ideas about new product line. Corcoran told them new ideas are good but that they “needed to learn to prioritize.” Corcoran taught them the trick of making a list of all of their ideas and then giving each one a grade, just like in school, from A (being the best) to F (the worst). Take the As and create a new list, and do the same thing. Whichever ideas didn’t get an A should be eliminated. P.S. Since Shark Tank, Raising Wild has launched a line of $26 “Sunnies” sunglasses. The sunglasses are obviously one idea on the list that got an “A” grade.