Garrett Gee, Founder and CEO of Scan, Inc., didn't get an offer from the investors, but he did make history when he demoed his app on Shark Tank Friday night. No big deal. Gee already has more than $8 million invested in Scan from Google Ventures and others. His real challenge is to monetize the app, which allows consumers greater connectivity and information about products with bar codes.
The appearance of Google Glass in a prime time TV show marks another milestone in Google's effort to make Glass part of popular culture. Even though the sharks didn't invest in Scan, they were clearly impressed with Gee's efforts, the popularity of his app and his vision to make his technology work on the Glass platform.