After being lauded as the one that got away, The Bouqs Co. hooked up with the ever-savvy stars of ABC’s Shark Tank this past Sunday to talk growth, what we’ve learned since our time on the show, and (of course!) flowers.
When The Bouqs Company’s Co-founder and CEO John Tabis dove into the Tank in 2014, we were a new, hungry startup with a deep belief that the flower industry could be better — for the farmer, the customer, and the planet. Since then, we’ve become a bigger fish in the pond, getting attention from Oprah, TIME, and more.
It’s been a wild ride, and it seems like we’re just getting started!
On the show, we got the chance to catch up with the Sharks and talk through our journey, including a tour through our brand-new office space in Marina del Rey — a 5th anniversary present to ourselves and our growing team.
What began as a lean operation working out of a home has blossomed into a team of 60 securing $43 million in funding. And we don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!
Minutes from historic, eclectic Venice Beach, the fresh digs were designed with the same people-first motivation that led Tabis and his co-founder Juan Pablo (“JP”) Montúfar to start The Bouqs Company. Team members and visitors have access to state-of-the-art conference rooms and creative spaces, a custom flower studio, cold brew coffee on tap, beer and wine, and of course a plethora of farm-fresh blooms.
Whether you’ve been with us since day one or our Sunday night swim on Shark Tank, we’re so glad you’re along for the ride!
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Because of your update on Sharks, I decided to give you a try. I’m so glad I did! The sunflowers are beautiful. Usually hard to find good ones for Valentine’s Day. The ordering process was easy. Tracking let me know when the would arrive. The quality of the sunflowers were top of the line! Thank you for bringing beautiful flowers at reasonable prices. No more second guessing if the other companies would use a good florist. Yeah Farmer Todd !