What Happened To The DIY Photo Print Kit After Shark Tank

Jesse Genet launches Lumi on Shark Tank (ABC)

Lumi is a DIY photo printing kit that uses natural sunlight to print photos onto textiles, including t-shirts. The entrepreneur behind Lumi, Jesse Genetstarted his business in shark tank in February 2015. She entered the Tank seeking an investment of $250,000 in exchange for 5% capital. The Sharks didn’t bite on its $5 million valuation of the company, but shortly after the episode aired, the Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator did.

[Lumi products are on sale at Amazon]

A month after the shark tank episode aired, with seed money from Y Combinator, Lumi launched its new software platform, Lumi.com, to design and order custom packaging and branded accessories such as stickers and rubber stamps. Thousands of companies now use Lumi for their packaging, including The Wall Street Journal, ShaveFace, Blackbox and MailChimp, among others. Lumi offers three different plans: Starter (for businesses shipping over 1,000 orders/month), Growth (10,000 orders/month), and Enterprise (100,000 orders/month).

Looks like future Shark guest Chris Sacca might have made an offer…

Elaine F. Brim