Second entrepreneur clinches sweet deal on Shark Tank SA

2016-10-10 14:44

Johannesburg – In the second episode of M-Net and Telkom SA’s rollercoaster reality show Shark Tank South Africa, tough tech tycoon Vinny Lingham gutted three overly ambitious business plans before soft-spoken young mum Sarah Jeffreys (33) from Kempton Park melted his heart. 

Vinny delved deep into his own pocket to invest in “Comfy Mummy Nursery Feeding Chairs”, the furniture line that she’s currently manufacturing in her father-in-law’s shop fitting factory. 

The deal was sealed with plenty of tears. After Vinny’s fellow Sharks Gil Oved, Romeo Kumalo, Dawn Nathan-Jones and Marnus Broodryk complimented Sarah’s passion, drive and superb presentation, they all declined the proposal, prompting Sarah to give it one final go.

She explained to Vinny in detail what her thought processes were, how willing she was to learn and illustrated how difficult it is for unexperienced entrepreneurs to make the right calls without proper guidance. Her heartfelt plea not only reeled Vinny in; it also made tears well up in Dawn, Gil and Marnus’ eyes.

And the Sharks weren't the only ones who shed tears.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the episode:

(Photos: M-Net)

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