Kevin Hart and Mark Cuban Sign a $500K Deal With Black Sands Entertainment on Shark Tank

Black Sands Entertainment has been creating powerful content for the black community since 2016. The company produces comic books and novels with a strong focus on history before slavery and the rich legacies their African ancestors have left.

In 2021, we helped the brand expand its ecosystem with the development of the Black Sands Publishing app. The platform is designed to connect readers and creators in the Black and Brown community. Other platforms neglect Black creators and don't serve Black-oriented content to the users who consume them most. Black Sands Publishing is THE source for Black and Brown content creators to reach an active and financially supporting audience by focusing exclusively on this content.

The Black-owned publishing house (and growing animation brand) was recently featured on ABC's multi-Emmy® Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show Shark Tank. Founder Manuel and Geiszel Godoy, with partner Teunis De Raat, entered the Shark Tank seeking $500,000 for 5% of their company. Their pitch immediately grabbed the attention of Mark Cuban and guest Shark Kevin Hart.

Mark and Kevin made a joint offer of $500,000 in exchange for a 30% ownership stake in the company. Hart has access to an entire suite of production, animation and marketing resources that can be tapped into. While Cuban's technology background makes him a prime investor who can help with the brand's platform growth and scale.

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