‘brellaBox was an umbrella sharing service, a vending machine that could hold 50 umbrellas, ideal for urban dwellers and students on college campuses. It eliminated the need to continually buy cheap umbrellas on the street when in a pitch. (Broken umbrellas cannot be recycled, they go straight to the landfills.) With ‘brellaBox you can rent an umbrella for $1.50 for 12 hours. The new founders of ‘brellaBox, New Yorkers John O’Connor and Anusha Kambhampaty, pitched ‘brellaBox on Shark Tank in April 2016 but, alas, the creative ‘brellaBox entrepreneurs did not get a deal.
Two years later and ‘brellaBox is no longer accepting orders. According to LinkedIn, NYU graduate Kambhampaty is now working as the Director of Business Development at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, the public company known for its drugs to treat prostate cancer. And John O’Connor continues to run his digital marketing company JSO Digital in Austin, Texas, where he has launched Gene Food, a company that helps people tailor their diets and lifestyles based on their genetic makeup. New episodes of Shark Tank air Sundays at 9 pm on ABC. [Related: 27 Favorite ‘Shark Tank’ Products at Amazon — New List]