|SEASON 7 EPISODE 11|
|Pitch||3D paper popup greeting cards for all occasions|
|Entrepreneur||Wombi Rose and John Wise|
|Asked For||$300,000 for 10%|
|Deal||$300,000 for 15%|
What is Lovepop?
If you want to impress or surprise a loved one, then you should buy Lovepop. It is an innovative 3D card that can be used to express a variety of emotions. You could buy Lovepop cards to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a holiday, or buy a whim. To make the deal enticing, Lovepop company offers free delivery with the US.
Who Owns Lovepop?
Wombi Rose and John Wise are the dynamic duo behind Lovepop Company. Before starting the company, the two were students at Harvard University, studying ship design and naval architecture. The two are still the co-directors of Lovepop Company.
The idea to create Lovepop was purely accidental. While still at Harvard, Wombi and John were on a school trip in Vietnam when they saw a street vendor selling pop-up cards. Their curiosity led them to buy 30 pieces of the pop-up cards; they also realized the art behind the design was called Kirigami.
When they returned to Boston, they sought their friends’ opinions on the pop-up cards. Everyone marveled at their beauty. At that moment that it hit them; this was a viable business idea that they could explore.
At the time, Wombi and John were still students and couldn’t finance their business. However, their belief in Lovepop encouraged them to borrow high-interest loans. The duo didn’t also have a working area to incubate the company. Thankfully, through Harvard student shared workspace, they were able to find a home.
The belief in Lovepop being a fantastic find was certainly repaid by the hordes of clients that the company attracted. Before appearing on Shark Tank, Lovepop had already made approximately $300,000 in sales. The feat was impressive, bearing in mind that the company was barely a year old.
What Happened After Shark Tank Update
Is Lovepop Still in Business?
The 3D pop-up card company is still in business. Customers can purchase their wide range of cards from its website, retail stores in the US, Europe, Japan, international distributors, and Amazon.
In addition, the company has expanded its product offering and sells flower bouquets, gift tags, calendars, and bracelets. Headquartered in Boston, MA, best friends and founders Wombi Rose and John Wise are still with the company.
In contrast to rival competitors, Up With Paper, founded in 1977, claims to be the original 3D pop-up card manufacturer. Like Lovepop, they cater to a broad demographic when it comes to card themes and selling stationery. They additionally sell children’s pop-up books.