Local startup to appear on ‘Shark Tank’

April 8, 2015 5:48 PM

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Alex Furmansky is the founder and CEO of Budsies, a Lake Worth-based company that turns drawings and pictures into custom-sewn plush figurines or stuffed animals. Furmansky launched Budsies out of his South Florida home in August 2013 and has sold about 8,000 Budsies so far. He will now get a chance at exposure to 8 million ABC "Shark Tank" fans – and a possible investment from the celebrity investors, including Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban. The show airs at 9 p.m.

Budsies taped its Shark Tank episode last fall and is not allowed to say more about the investing outcome, but Furmansky is excited about the marketing opportunity: “Budsies has already brought a tremendous amount of joy into the lives of so many of our customers – including children who are fightin...

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