Shark Tank Featured Startup: Doorbot

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 05, 2014

This company is worth $7 million already and was featured on US TV show Shark Tank.

Doorbot has developed a video enabled doorbell and claims no other product even comes close to its $200 pricetag. Essentially a doorbell replacement that lets you see who is ringing the front door on your cellphone, Doorbot indeed has the 'cool factor' and over 10,000 units sold.

But the question: is it worth the price? Were the Sharks smart for passing, or did they see problems? In this note we examine Doorbot.

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