A mother of two with a keen eye for fashion and a strong business sense, Amber Schaub created RuffleButts on the foundation of quality products that bring out the whimsical style and charm of every child. With its signature Baby Bloomers, a favorite amongst Hollywood moms and loyal customers, RuffleButts has grown to incorporate an entire collection including dresses, tutus and accessories as well as RuggedButts, an extension of the original line for stylish little boys. Beyond expanding its collection, RuffleButts has also been acknowledged for its quick growth in the distinguished INC. 500’s list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
Along with her husband, RuffleButts COO Mark Schaub, and her two young children, Aubrey and Jonas, Amber pitched RuffleButts to the self- made entrepreneurial “sharks” on ABC in hopes of scoring a lucrative funding deal that could potentially expand her family business. After a heated debate, it was inventor Lori Greiner, also known as the “warm blooded shark,” who offered to invest in Schaub’s unique and trend-setting line for stylish boys and girls. A new round of funding will help Schaub take RuffleButts to the next level by adding on a strong and experienced executive team as well as expanding the marketing budget to attract new retailers and customers.
“Being allowed the opportunity to appear on Shark Tank and share RuffleButts on a national platform was a dream come true,” said Amber Schaub, Owner and Founder of RuffleButts. “I am thrilled to be partnering up with the brilliant Lori Greiner and excited to see what is in store for RuffleButts’ future.”
On SHARK TANK, the panel of Shark investors -- billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary and “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner -- will hear pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America’s brightest entrepreneurs. When the Sharks hear a great idea, they’re ready to fight each other for a piece of it. If and when the Sharks are confronted with a really top-notch idea, and more than one of them wants to sink their teeth into it, a war between them can erupt.
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RuffleButts, Inc. is a children’s apparel company filled with fun and whimsical pieces for stylish babies and children. Dreamed up by owner and founder Amber Schaub, RuffleButts’ collection includes all types of wardrobe pieces including leggings, tops and tutus and has even expanded to boy’s attire with its RuggedButts line. Its signature RuffleButts Baby Bloomer is a customer as well as celebrity favorite and is available in an array of eye-catching colors and limited edition versions. Designed with a child’s playfulness and imagination in mind, RuffleButts was created to inspire and bring happiness to all.