FARGO - A local business got an $80,000 bite on "Shark Tank."
Fargo-based PRx Performance, which develops space-saving gym equipment, was featured in Sunday's episode of the ABC show that lets businesses make a pitch for investment dollars.
CEO Brian Brasch and President Erik Hopperstad asked for $80,000 for a 10 percent equity stake and demonstrated PRx's wall rack equipment.
During the episode, which was recorded last June, four celebrity investors passed on the pitch, citing the business coming in too early, a seemingly complicated installation process and pending patent disputes.
Kevin O'Leary said he liked the idea and backed PRx with $80,000 for a 20 percent stake.
On Monday, Brasch told The Forum that O'Leary has been an asset to the company in the months since - even if the investment only went public Sunday.
Brasch said he's thankful for the community's support, including local stores such as Scheels and Play It Again Sports that sell PRx equipment.
Watching the episode after all these months was fun, he said, though he was surprised to see which clips made it on TV. Brasch and Hopperstad took questions for about 45 minutes, though only a few of those conversations made it into the final episode.
"That's the fastest my brain's ever had to work," he said of the experience.