INCREDIBLY Smart Entrepreneur Develops Tinder For Pets That NEED Rehoming! | Shark Tank AUS

INCREDIBLY Smart Entrepreneur Develops Tinder For Pets That NEED Rehoming! | Shark Tank AUS

Ben Burton is in the Tank pitching ‘Zepee’ – an app like Tinder but for pets that need to be re-homing, because Ben does not want to charge for his application, he’s selling collar tags that can be tracked when the pets go for walkies. Ben is seeking an investment of $50,000 in return for a 10% equity stake but the Sharks think he’s in the wrong industry…

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  1. Read My Comment on January 20, 2023 at 2:24 am

    The problem with this is that the charities are actively trying to avoid people adopting pets impulsively

  2. sinasorn 20 on January 20, 2023 at 2:24 am

    do Aussi sharks buy anythings?

  3. Ian Kokkeler on January 20, 2023 at 2:25 am

    I think not using the name Pawn-der is a wasted opportunity to name the app

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  5. Biophilia on January 20, 2023 at 2:26 am

    It’s “all over the place “ for a reason though, if you lose a pet and you’re never able to get it back then that pet becomes a stray or an adoptable dog fueling the problem. We pick up loose dogs when we can and because we do that we’re in a bunch of Facebook groups and signed up for a bunch of websites. The person who lost their pet might not be in those yet and even if they are they might not see it, and you can argue the same thing for the app but a lot of people adopt cats and dogs and it automatically notifies everyone so there’s no chance necessarily of you simply not seeing a post or not going to the right website

  6. victoria Louis on January 20, 2023 at 2:26 am

    I would go on dog dates with this. 2 puppies Friday and a retriever on Sunday.

  7. Elli Kramer on January 20, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Do they have this in America?

  8. Boo Jay on January 20, 2023 at 2:27 am

    It’s funny that these sharks don’t care about changing the world and helping helpless pets, they only care about the bottom line. One day I hope to be an entrepreneur that cares about changing the world.

  9. paraskave on January 20, 2023 at 2:33 am

    why not just charge for ad space on the app… every 15 swipes, show an ad

  10. zandelion on January 20, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Yet, here we are in 2021. Pandemic and all. People would prefer this. This is something people are actually asking for in South Africa.

  11. Michael Kats on January 20, 2023 at 2:35 am

    When pets are sold at shelters, they sell them with a certain progit, why not take a cut from any pet sold via the app. I get that he doesn´t want to put a burden on the shelters, but if it helps selling more pets rather than putting them down, i think it would still be a massive upside for the shelters…

  12. Rey F on January 20, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Excellent idea. Horrible execution. Why is he not using the app to sell ads? When I get a dog I’m spending a fortune on food, medicine, grooming, bags, cleaning, etc. He’s going into this with his heart and not his head.

  13. aRcTiCADOptEd on January 20, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Amber alerts for pet owners through the tinder like app.. great!

  14. Bob Chi-town on January 20, 2023 at 2:38 am


  15. RunikVarze on January 20, 2023 at 2:42 am

    I think the solution is to make the app a one-stop pet supermarket, in a sense. Make it a platform for the sale of pet products, release a line of Zeppee products in that shop, and make it the full circle. Adoption, care, and community all in one app. You add a feature for pet play dates, as an alternative for the adoption side. You use the same tinder format, but let people setup a profile so their pets can play, and by extension their owners can make friends and meet. You make it easy for the consumer to order pet food and products through the app. The only thing you’re missing at that point would be veterinary care, but that’s a whole field unto itself and not really needed for an app about regular ownership.

  16. Harold. on January 20, 2023 at 2:43 am

    I thought it was gonna be to set up play dates between the pups

  17. Bob Chi-town on January 20, 2023 at 2:43 am


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  19. Diana K on January 20, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Andrew is my favourite shark

  20. NootRoot on January 20, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Simply putting your number on a pet tag is a terrible idea, no one wants to share their personal number

  21. DHero CIMA on January 20, 2023 at 2:50 am

    sharktank your ass, more like crack dolphin

  22. Shivali Shinde on January 20, 2023 at 2:52 am

    If you give your phone on tag , unwanted people can hav access to your number.

  23. I taint mistaken on January 20, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Ya putting your name and address on a tag is easier but alot of people move and don’t update their tags or change their phone number if they have an old number on the tag it’s pointless. Just a counterpoint

  24. Preston Irvin on January 20, 2023 at 2:53 am

    I really liked the idea! I’d use it for sure!

  25. Peekukthefrog on January 20, 2023 at 2:53 am

    I hope they expand this to NZ too

  26. HUMC4L on January 20, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Google recommends apps, if applicable. That was a really easy thing to counter and he missed it

  27. Op-Ed on January 20, 2023 at 2:54 am

    His heart was in the right place (the app was probably named after his own family dog) but the concept just seemed needlessly complicated, ethically dubious and at times a bit creepy…

  28. Roojistan R on January 20, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Nicole is the Jenny of dragons den U.K.

  29. Mikko'sFree on January 20, 2023 at 2:56 am

    I like Steve. Seems like the kind of Ahole you would want on your side against a common enemy.

  30. Faceless TricksterX on January 20, 2023 at 2:56 am

    all out i guess they didn’t see the beauty of this idea shame

  31. Abs on January 20, 2023 at 3:01 am

    This guy got done dirty, years later and most things have a scannable tag on snacks, receipts, delivery orders and packaging. He was thinking too far ahead for these sharks. These sharks don’t like to invest in things not already making a profit or lacking a longer track record so he should of waited a year or two.

    He could of been brought out by Facebook or Nextdoor by now, they would of integrated this into their apps/websites for tag scanning and contacting lost pet owners. All they had to do was build a user base around the concept of pet social media app to connect locals, include free pet tracking, free profiles for all including rehoming pets and have pet owner targeted adverts generate a income once the customer buys the pet tag.

  32. Dev on January 20, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Steve Baxter is really THE technical shark

  33. Sam S on January 20, 2023 at 3:06 am

    You know, I can’t help but think that he might be looking at the wrong goal for this app– perhaps it would be more useful for the app to focus on recruiting fosters? That seems like a pretty significant part of animal rescue/adoption that is often overlooked, and more people are always needed– I’m sure there are plenty of folks that are willing to foster, but they just don’t know how to go about it/don’t want to take the time to physically go to the shelters/rescues to start the process. In fact, I was one of those folks myself, and it took me becoming friends with the ED of a cat rescue nonprofit to finally start fostering! So if the process was as easy as tinder, I’d bet that a good number of folks would get into fostering that otherwise wouldn’t due to either of the aforementioned reasons– or at the very least start fostering sooner!

    While I love that he wants to connect rescue animals to their forever homes, I just don’t see a unique need for listing adoptions– especially not in app form. Unlike fostering, adoption is a pretty well-known process that is rather straightforward– many groups directly provide the necessary info on their sites, if not adoption applications. And where I live, we have a major website that many groups use already and is free– I’m talking about Petfinder in this case, whose geographical reach I’m not sure of, but I don’t doubt that similar sites exist elsewhere– so it’d be hard to compete with that.

  34. Shivek Aniruth on January 20, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Janine always back out of the deals that would be too much work for her.

  35. J Diamond on January 20, 2023 at 3:12 am

    He should sell actual trackers instead. And maybe take 5% of adoption fee.

  36. Epic_Survivalist DJT on January 20, 2023 at 3:14 am

    These sharks are fucking stupid this is a great idea !

  37. Ben on January 20, 2023 at 3:14 am

    For the first time I do not agree with Steve… I don’t think they really understand it

  38. dilara on January 20, 2023 at 3:14 am

    seems unnecesarry. once you find a rescue you can adopt, youd delete the app. janine is right about the tags, people prefer just phone number. its quicker.

  39. Krishanu Ghosh on January 20, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Putting ur phone number on ur dog’s collar is a threat to security…idiots

  40. The BluELion on January 20, 2023 at 3:15 am


  41. Metal Flippin Mell on January 20, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I thought this was an excellent idea!

  42. joy j on January 20, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Zeppee such a incredible product

  43. I Am Everywhere on January 20, 2023 at 3:19 am

    I’m tilted, I made a Facebook post with this idea a while back.

  44. Darth Mcgee on January 20, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Tinder for pets? Oy! Aussies taking sheep shagging to the digital age! Scotland won’t be happy about this Mate!

  45. Michelle Colombo on January 20, 2023 at 3:21 am


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