Send a Ball Shark Tank Update (Season 1)

Michele Kapustka and Melissa Moroko These two neighborhood sisters appeared on Shark Tank Season 1 Episode 10 and asked the Sharks for $86,000 for 20% equity. In 2003, Melissa went to the post office to mail a ball. Behind her was a guy who saw Melissa mailing a ball. He gave Melissa $5 to mail another ball.

After this, Melissa started this business along with her sister Michele. In the first years of starting the business, they were able to mail over 75,000 balls. They need investment and a mentor so that they can open their manufacturing facility and fulfill orders quickly. Unfortunately, no sharks agreed to invest in this business.

What Is Send a Ball?

Send a Ball is a greetings company that allows sending message balls. The user will visit the company’s website, select the ball, write the recipient’s name, message, and signature, provide the address, and then complete the checkout.

Your message will be written on the ball itself and it will be sent to the recipient in a plastic bag. Delivery may take 2-5 days. The retail price is $22.99. The landing cost of each ball is $5-$6 including shipping and other things.

Company NameSend a Ball
FounderMichele Kapustka and Melissa Moroko
Productgreetings company
Asked For$86k for 20% equity
Final DealNo Deals
SharkNo Sharks
Episode (Shark Tank USA)S1 E10
Air DateJan 29th, 2010
Business StatusIn Business
WebsiteVisit Website
HeadquartersChicago, Illinoies, USA
Lifetime Worth (Sales)$5M *estimated
Buy and WatchBuy NowAmazon Prime

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Who Is The Founder Of Send a Ball?

The co-founders of Send a Ball Business are two sisters, Melissa Moroko and Michele Kapustka. They started this business in 2003. Michele belongs to the marketing field and has worked as a customer assistant at American Airlines for 6 years.

How Was The Shark Tank Pitch of Send a Ball?

After entering the Shark Tank, both Michele and Melissa asked the Sharks for $86k for 20% equity. Michele said that she wants to build a manufacturing facility in Chicago and for that she needs funding.

Annual sales are $100,000. Each ball will cost the user $20 and cost Michele approximately $5, yielding a profit of $15. They are running this company from their garage.

Michele said that currently, they are shipping 50-70 balls every day. If they ship more than 100 balls every day, they can become more profitable. Kevin O’Leary said that he cannot invest in the ball business, so he is out.

Kevin Harrington said that there is no proprietary in this business, hence anyone can start this business, and that’s why he is out. Daymond John said that there is no need for a partner in this business, so he is out.

Robert Herjavec said he is out. After thinking for a while, Barbara Corcoran said she was out. Michele and Melissa had to return from Shark Tank without a deal.

Sharks Offers list!

Barbara Corcoran Barbara CorcoranNo Offer
Kevin O'Leary Shark Tank Profile Kevin O’LearyNo Offer
Robert Herjavec Robert HerjavecNo Offer
Daymond John Daymond JohnNo Offer
Kevin Harrington Kevin HarringtonNo Offer
Founder’s (Countered)No Counter
Final DealsNo Deals

What Happened To Send a Ball After Shark Tank?

Send a Ball did not get the deal in Shark Tank. All the sharks refused to invest in this business. According to sendaball, the patent is pending. Currently, two more people are working with Michele in this company, Deanna Sipolt and Chris Livingstone.

As of April 2024, the company is making an estimated $1.2 million annually. This business has completed 20 years and Michele is still in business. Currently, they are allowing bulk/corporate orders.

Send a Ball Shark Tank Update

This company did not get the deal in Shark Tank but despite this, the company’s sales increased. Many people had ordered Greetings Ball to gift their loved ones. After Shark Tank, there was a 10x boost in the sales of this company for a limited time.

What Is Send a Ball’s Net Worth?

Send a Ball’s net worth is estimated at $0.5 Million. This is a small niche greetings business and the profit is quite good if more than 100 units are shipped every day. There is no need for such a big team to manage this business.

Annual Revenue by Years

Note: This report is based on our research and data so far. In this, we are only estimating the annual revenue.

YearsAnnual Revenue
2003-24$5M *estimated

Funding Reports to Date!

YearsFunding AmountInvestor

Is Send a Ball Still In Business?

Michele is trying to expand her company and has added two more members, Deanna Sipolt and Chris Livingstone. It seems that her sister is not involved in this business yet.

This company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and has 2-10 employees as per its LinkedIn profile.

Yes, Send a Ball is still in business as of April 2024.

frequently asked questions

Who founded Send a Ball?

Send a Ball was founded by Michele Kapustka.

Did Send a Ball get a deal on Shark Tank?

No, Send a Ball didn’t get the deal in Shark Tank.