|SEASON 11 EPISODE 8|
|Pitch||stem cell therapy for dogs|
|Asked For||$500,000 for 2%|
|Deal||$500,000 for 5%|
|Shark||Lori Greiner and Anne Wojcicki|
What is Gallant?
Gallant is a company that offers stem cell banking for your pets. They work side by side with you and your pet’s veterinarian then collect and store your pet’s cells for future use if your pet faces any of the common health issues. They offer stem cell storage plans to suit you and your pet which includes dogs, cats, and horses so far.
Who is the Gallant Founder?
Founder and CEO of Gallant, Aaron Hirschhorn, has had a few positions before starting Gallant. He went from being an analyst for two years in 2001 for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors to the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of DogVacay for six years in 2011, then went on to be the board director of Rover.com which acquired Dogvacay in 2017. Sadly, Aaron passed away in early 2021 from a surfing accident in Miami, Florida.
What motivated Aaron to start Gallant was him having to undergo many traditional surgeries and injections for his crippling back injury with no positive results for about a decade, he finally received a cure and life-changing relief from a single stem cell treatment.
He then dove into research to find out if the exact therapeutic treatment and technology can be used on pets as they often have to endure illnesses that come with old age.
He found that, much like humans, pets also have stem cells in the tissues of their bodies and that with time the stem cells in their bodies go down.
He gathered that from spay/neuter procedures stem cells can be preserved and banked for a number of years. When a young pet’s cells are banked, they can be used later to heal injuries and illnesses.
What Happened to Gallant: Shark Tank Update
Is Gallant Still in Business?
Gallant is open for business to date and has introduced, besides their $95 monthly plan, a one-time setup fee of just $205. Though Aaron passed away, Gallant is determined to stay true to his mission and carry on his legacy.