Fidgetland is a company that designs and manufactures a fidget devices with interlocking rings. The founder of the business is Jason Burns. Diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, Burns couldn’t find the right fidget for him, an adult. Most fidget devices are designed like toys for kids. So he created his own. It’s a fidget device he can use discreetly and carry in his pocket. It doesn’t spin and make a whizzing noise. He can roll the rings and the silicone band connecting the rings without anyone noticing. Burns pitched Fidgetland on Shank Tank in October. He made a connection with Barbara Corcoran, who struggled with dyslexia, so did her son. “If I were to make a list of my top entrepreneurs, most have a learning disability,” she told Burns. Corcoran offered Burns $50,000 in exchange for 20 percent equity. Even though Robert Herjavec offered Burns $50k for 15 percent, Burns went with Corcoran.
Corcoran told Burns on Shank Tank that she wanted him to use all the money for marketing. There aren’t signs of a new campaign yet but Burns does look busy fulfilling post-Shark Tank orders. (Fidgetland got the usual post-Shark Tank bump in sales.) See photo below. New episodes of Shark Tank (Season 9) air Sundays at 9pm on ABC. [Related: 27 Favorite ‘Shark Tank’ Products at Amazon — New 2017 List]