Justin Krandel and Bart Lamont are two entrepreneurs from Dallas, Texas behind Robin the robotic lawn mowing service. The Lone Star entrepreneurs claim that Robin is the world’s first robotic lawn mowing service. All you do is schedule a time for the Robin professionals to come and get the job down. You can pay online and voila, your lawn is taken care of — it’s like the future, but it’s now. And there’s a money-back guarantee. Krandel and Lamont are pitching Robin on Shark Tank. They’re seeking a $500,000 investment in exchange for 5 percent equity.
There are a number of appealing things about Robin as a service: 1. It’s a high-tech solution for a common household chore. 2. The market is huge: Americans spend $72 billion a year in lawn mowing services. 3. It doesn’t use gas and pollute the air (or one’s ears). 4. It cuts a little grass at a time and what it cuts is left as fertilizer on the lawn. If you give them your email address, they’ll send you a code to try Robin for just $15. Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm and 10pm on ABC. [Related: 33 Shark Tank Holiday Gifts — Smart Gifts For Men, Women, Kids, Pets]