Scotty Claus, Scott Martin pitches his company the Living Christmas Tree in Shark Tank Season 4, Episode 411. He is asking the Sharks to invest in his company which rents live Christmas Trees during the holiday season. His business is eco-friendly and keeps trees from being chopped down.
Scotty loves the Christmas Tree business but hates seeing the live tree thrown out of the house two weeks after Christmas. Money makes Scotty's trees grow faster. The Living Christmas Tree rents trees for $1-200 each. They deliver and pick up the tree at your home. They have 500 different trees to choose from, and Elves bring the trees to your house.
The Living Christmas Tree lets you rent the same tree every year
The Living Christmas Tree offers the opportunity to have the same tree in your home every year. Clients that make a choice to rent a living Christmas Tree take care of the trees.
The Living Christmas Tree is a California based company with one location, but Scott wants to take the company nationwide. Scotty Claus started delivering Christmas Trees as a teenager when he came up with the idea to rent trees in potted containers, making the trees reusable and plantable when they outgrow their pot.
His numbers show that he rented thirteen hundred trees before his pitch on Shark Tank, showing proof of concept for the Living Christmas Tree. His sales to date are one-hundred-fifty thousand dollars.
Scott Martin gives vets and people who need jobs a chance. He is all about giving back to the communities. He realizes that he is not coming into the Guppy Pond, Scotty is in the Shark Tank, and he needs to make some changes.
Company: The Living Christmas Tree
Entrepreneur: Scott Martin
Ask: $ 150k for 30% equity
Season: Season 4 Episode 411
Sharks: Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec
First Aired: 12/03/2013
Deal: Mark Cuban $150,000 for 40% equity in his business
What do the Shark Tank Investors say about The Living Christmas Tree
Mark Cuban likes that investing in Scotty Claus and the Living Christmas Tree will create a couple of hundred jobs. He offers one-hundred-fifty thousand dollars for forty percent, and Scott Martin takes the deal.
Daymond John likes Scotty Claus's handlebar mustache, but he doesn't like the scale issues, gas prices going up and the risks with growing live trees. He is out.
Kevin O'Leary doesn't like the Living Christmas Tree because he believes a fake tree works, and he doesn't mind killing a live tree. Additionally, he cannot stand seasonal businesses.
Barbara Corcoran thinks the Thirty-three thousand dollar profit over the last four years is insignificant and so she is out.
Robert Herjavec doesn't see the scalable potential of the business, so he is out.
The Living Christmas Tree after Shark Tank?
Scotty Claus Martin is continually marketing the Living Christmas Tree company. They are going strong.