Simon Holloway is the sales and marketing director of Vegepod, a self-watering portable garden bed. Lara is a huge fan (she’s been using them a LOT this year), and they talk about how the business came about and what it’s like running a small business during the pandemic.
As they say, failure is the mother of invention. After several failed attempts at gardening, Simon’s business partner, Matt, built up a prototype in his backyard and systematically worked on addressing the biggest pain points in gardening.
Simon talks about how appearing on Shark Tank brought a huge boost to the business, why the product appeals more to seasoned gardeners than the inexperienced gardener, and the benefits of growing your own garden.