February 8, 2016

My entire life, I’ve wanted to become a successful social entrepreneur. I didn’t just want to start a business that made money, but also one that made impact. That dream began when I co-founded Hungry Harvest in May 2014.

Exactly a month ago today, this dream was showcased in front of 8 million people across the county on Shark Tank. In case you were wondering what kind of effect Shark Tank has on a business, here are some amazing statistics.

EXPANSION

Major Cities we served before Shark Tank:

Washington, Baltimore

Major Cities after Shark Tank:

Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, with plans to expand to New York City, Pittsburgh, and Richmond in 2016.

WEB TRAFFIC:

Daily unique visitors pre-Shark Tank: 150

Daily unique visitors post-Shark Tank: 3,000

Unique visitors in the past month: 200,000

EMAILS

Before Shark Tank: 9,000 emails received per month

Jan 8 - Feb 8: 39,000 emails

My personal email box: 3,000 in the past month

PRESS

15 Press pieces leading up to Shark Tank, including:

Bustle

ABC2

NPR

The Baltimore Sun

38 Press pieces after Shark Tank, including:

New York Magazine

Business Insider

Yahoo Finance

Washington Post

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook Fans: 

Before Shark Tank: 2,700

After Shark Tank: 8,500

Instagram Followers: 

Before Shark Tank: 800

After Shark Tank: 1,800

Twitter Followers: 

Before Shark Tank: 1,177

After Shark Tank: 2,033

Facebook impressions in the past month: 525,000

Facebook engagement in the past month: 20,000

MY PHONE HOME SCREEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOW:

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