Since airing its first episode in 2009, the hit ABC show, “Shark Tank” has featured hundreds of founders and invested millions in their startups. According to The Hustle, after wrapping up its 10th season Shark Tank heard 895 pitches and invested $143.8 million in startups that convinced judges and secured funding deals. However, not all startups who appeared on the show secured investment deals, some were rejected and walked away without any funding. Although rejected by the show’s investors, some founders still refused to lose and in true bounce back fashion had massive success after the show’s denial. Here is a list of Black startups that turned “Shark Tank” rejection into triumph. 

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