At Groupon, we pride ourselves on giving our customers the inside scoop on the best local restaurants, unique adventures, and newest trends. We know a good thing when we see it–that’s why we’re extra excited to see former featured Groupon merchant and creator of “I Want To Draw a Cat For You“, Steve Gadlin, on ABC’s Shark Tank. Not only did he appear on the program, but he walked away with Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, as a business partner by the end of it!
When Steve first contacted us we fell in love with his unique idea, dance moves, and knew our customers would equally enjoy his creative approach to these personalized gifts. Says Steve:
Using Groupon was amazing for my company – it brought me invaluable exposure, and opened me up to a whole new audience. Some of my best returning customers were introduced to my stick figure cats through Groupon – I’ll definitely try to partner with them on future products and promotions!
After a successful run with Groupon, Steve set out to conquer even bigger audiences. Now Chicago’s favorite cat drawing guy has made it into America’s hearts and living rooms by appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank. After pitching his business idea to a panel of celebrity investors he won them over with I Want To Draw a Cat For You.
Being on Shark Tank was such an incredible experience. I assumed I was there for comic relief, but was delighted to walk out with a deal. I hardly have enough time to process – I’ve got a whole mess of stick-figure cats to draw!
If you’d like a personalized drawing, click here to order a cat drawing of your very own. Good luck, Steve! We’re glad we jumped on the catwagon when we did and wish you continued success!