Trobo’s Shark Tank deal fizzles out


Reality TV can be much different when the cameras aren’t rolling, as founders of an Orlando-based tech firm that makes an educational plush toy robot learned first hand.

Jeremy Scheinberg and Chris Harden, co-founders of Trobo, were cheered on by Central Floridians who watched ABC’s “Shark Tank” show on April 8. After three of the celebrity investors backed out the deal, the only person left was investor Robert Herjavec. In a last attempt, Harden shared a passion-filled story about how he grew up, which resonated with Herjavec.