The $1 Billion Shark Tank Reject

The race between you and J.K. Growling for pizza delivery just became fair. (Credit: Giphy)


There’s a connected device for everything now. Every-thing. All of these have come to market, wifi-enabled: egg trays, water bottles, baby-changing stations, forks, umbrellas, and even condoms (don’t ask).

But first there were the actually useful basics, like doorbells.

Smart-doorbell maker Ring was recently acquired by Amazon for $1 billion, and it has shown no signs of slowing, announcing a price drop and releasing a whole home security system (Ring Protect) since the acquisition.

Just a few years ago, however, Ring was called Doorbot, and the founder couldn’t get the sharks of Shark Tank to take the bait.

Today, Ring is hiring across skillsets – see their open jobs here.

What is Ring?

The doorbell and home security have been reinvented. Learn about the history, applications, and products of Ring in this 2m 03s video.

Ring’s Rejected Shark Tank Pitch

On November 15, 2013, Jamie Siminoff – the Founder & CEO of Ring (known at that time as Doorbot) – pitched the sharks of Shark Tank. Here’s his pitch…