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An Anthem native and former University of Arizona cheerleader saw her business transformed on Sunday on national TV.
Megan Johnson and her husband, Joe, received a $700,000 backing for their nutrition company from former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on the ABC show “Shark Tank.”
CNBC | SHARK TANK: Why Mark Cuban and A-Rod invested 700k in These Genius Portable Protein Powder Pods
"When you're grinding and your back is against the wall, you take the path of least resistance to cash," Cuban told the Johnsons. "On the one hand, you have a patent, and that's your hammer... your hammer is more important than everything else right now."
So Rodriguez and Cuban teamed up again and offered the Johnsons significantly more money than they had even asked for, but more ownership too: $700,000 for a 40 percent stake. The entrepreneurs countered with a 25 percent stake. "No," Cuban said.
The Johnsons accepted anyway. After all, as Joe said, for a protein powder on "Shark Tank," Cuban and A-Rod are "the dream team.""
"Convenient Nutrition: Protein Pods" by Michael Rutherford
Coach: Olympic Weight lifting, Crossfit, Strength and Conditioning
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