Radiate is a portable outdoor campfire. It’s a waterproof tin filled with 100 percent recycled soy wax and paper pulp. Using Radiate is not just healthier for you and the environment compared to traditional wood burning campfires (there are no embers flying around), but it’s also reusable. You can light the Radiate campfire for half an hour, put it out, and then re-start it later. (One Radiate can burn up to 4 hours total.) The tin is 8” wide and 3.5” tall and weighs just four lbs. The founders of Radiate, outdoorsmen Brent Davidson and Bryan Cantrell, are pitching their business on Shank Tank on January 28. They’re seeking a $50,000 investment in exchange for 20 percent equity in Radiate.
Radiate has the advantage or disadvantage or pitching in front of Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner. Both Sharks invested in Instafire, maker of an instant fire-starter that can light charcoal. (And Cuban knows the value of paper pulp; he also invested in PittMoss; peat moss made of recycled pulp.) Radiate is selling two-packs for $48.99 (or about $24.50 a piece) on its website and you can buy single Radiate Campfires on Amazon (see link above). A 4-pack is $94.99; an 8-pack is $185.99. New episodes of Shark Tank (Season 9) air Sundays at 9pm and 10pm on ABC. [Related: 27 Favorite Shark Tank Products — New List]