Moberi started out as a bicycle-powered juice and smoothie cart. Connecting his bicycle to a blender, a homemade sink, and a cooler full of organic fruits and veggies, young entrepreneur Ryan Carpenter pedaled smoothies outside of his house. Carpenter pitched his innovative beverage business on Shark Tank in February 2014. He went into the Tank seeking an investment of $50,000 in exchange for 15 percent equity. He got Mark Cuban and Daymond John on two bikes to blend their smoothies. All the Sharks agreed that the final product was delicious but Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary ask Carpenter if he was nuts. And while Robert Herjavec told Carpenter, “this is so crazy… that it might actually be brilliant,” alas, Carpenter did not leave with a deal.
Five years later and Moberi now has four brick and mortar locations throughout the city of Portland, Oregon. In September 2018, Moberi’s flagship store opened in the Slabtown neighborhood, just two blocks from where the old cart was located. Note: The Moberi on Mississippi Avenue has a bike-powered USB charging station! New episodes of Shark Tank air Sundays at 9 pm on ABC. [Related: 27 Favorite ‘Shark Tank’ Products at Amazon — New List]