The "Lions Cave" was re-searching for the best founders of Germany on Tuesday night in Vox.
The investment team, led by Carsten Maschmeyer and Frank Thelen, was allowed in the finale of the fifth season to explore a variety of beginnings: everything from regional meat to giant packs to chicken pepper spray to men's make-up from Cologne.
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Some founders were able to discontinue business, others failed due to overvalued prices and high product prices.
"Piece of land": regional meat, but kilo
Lina-Louisa Kypke and Hinrich Carstensen from Hamburg were allowed first. Carstensen, who grew up in the countryside, appreciates non-industrial meat and animal welfare – it's not surprising that 31-year-old parents have around 60 Scottish galloway cattle since childhood. They already sell their regional meat in Schleswig-Holstein, but now they want a "piece of land" in Germany.
Objective: "If an animal has been killed, it must also be fully marketed." Curious: Selling a huge package of meat (6.5 kilograms) for about 180 euros is done before processing until it is fully sold. The animals were slaughtered. They promise a "sustainable concept" and want to "move away from factory farming".
Frank Thelen tests salami and predicts: "Breathe and taste very well." Only when asked by the left is it clear: the couple does not hold animals, cattle are marketed for farmers from the region. Four levers of the increase due to the "over-estimation" of two million euros, only Georg Kofler offers the desired 200,000 euros, but 35 percent instead of 10 percent of the company's shares. Kypke and Carstensen are rejecting with a heavy heart.
Spice with pepper with "Safaya"
Düsseldorf's Julian Straube and Tahnee Laternser want to be "above the roof over a woman" and offer "Safaya" a chance to be "beautiful and safe" – with a ham that is hidden in tin as a fashion accessory. Both want 100,000 euros for 20 percent of the company's shares. The conversation turns out that the source of the Laternser idea is only twelve percent of the shares, while the evil third party is 44 percent – this first discourages the left.
Nevertheless, Dagmar Wöerl, Ralf Dümmel and Georg Kofler see great market potential and offer offers. The deal gets surprisingly Dümmel – with the most financially weak bid: 100,000 euros for 25 percent of the shares. Reason: Dümmel sees the pepper sprayer in the sprayer area and thus meets the idea of the founders.
"Realtrue": fish skin waste as a luxury bag?
With "Realtrue" Caroline Hirt wants fish skin bags that are usually discarded – like "luxury supplements". According to the price, the products in the very high segment are about 2,000 euros. For domestic fishermen who need to get skin, they should create a new source of income.
The lack of expertise of a qualified graphic designer discourages Carsten Maschmeyer: "risk times risk-taking risk," summarizes and exits. The other left also grow because of lack of interest and respect for a highly competitive luxury market.
"Man Upgrader": male make-up from Cologne
Frank Hard, who is in Cologne, is all along with "Man Upgrader": he has already invested 70,000 euros in commission as a make-up artist. She wants to "lubricate freshness in the face" – with a creamy towel of fruit acids and hops.
It is a "uniform appearance of the skin", which was not possible before in men's products. For feeling and designing Frank Thelen rewards "100 of 100 points" and nevertheless leaves the room because he is not seen in the fashion profession. In the end, only Georg Kofler wants to join – from 150,000 euros for 49 percent of the shares. Cologne wants to make the next step and make a contract.
"ToneFit": training the upper body during the course
Architect and dentist Michael and Diana Failer "ToneFit". With a special upper part of the body, the exercise should be included in running. Inexperienced and expensive production costs are asking the left at the beginning. Upper exercise is 30% more effective than "Nordic walking" – so Ralf Dümmel increases by 200% by 30%.
"Troy": a better bottle with warm water?
Finally, two engineers from Munich want to run a "safe hot water bottle that will warm twice as much" as "Troy". Promise: The bottle is initially less hot than the usual variant; it remains with the heat storage inside further for a comfortable temperature.
Dagmar Wöerl talks about "very, very good product". Frank Thelen also believes that product development is "hard and good," but says: "I do not have a hot water bottle, I do not need a hot water bottle" – and go out. Wöerl, Dümmel and Kofler argue with various launch offers. In the end, Dagmar Wöerl can enter – from 200,000 euros to 15% of the company.