Minnesota Woman gets $750,000 Investment on Shark Tank
MINNESOTA WOMAN GETS BIG WIN ON SHARK TANK
How do you make Keven O' Leary cry on Shark Tank? Tell an amazing true life story of rags to riches. Not only that, you might just get more than an investment.
Amber Leong has created a company called "Circadian Optics" which makes slim LED light-therapy lamps. She was inspired to create the lamps when she was working on the short, cold days of our Minnesota winters.
Amber grew up with her poor family in Malaysia, who cashed out their retirement fund and borrowed from friends to pay for her one way ticket to America to take a semester of college at Bemidji State University. Nine months after she arrived her, she was given a 50 percent survival rate after being diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome.
She DID survive, and Amber's company made $4 million in sales last year, and the $750,000 investment will allow her to add better LED tech to her products, increase production and possibly open retail locations.
Circadian Optics' lamps cost between $44-$70 and you can find them by clicking HERE.
KEVIN'S SURPRISE TO AMBER MADE ME CRY
Not only did her moving story bring Kevin O' Leary to tears, Kevin also gave Amber $50,000 to send home to her family in Malysia.