One entrepreneur took dragon's den After making history on the latest episode of the hit show, she took to the panel by storm.
Businesswoman Gisele competed on Show First on Thursday (January 18) against Stephen Bartlett, Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Sarah Davies, Tookar Suleiman and guest businessman Gary Neville. .
The 31-year-old appeared on a BBC show asking for £50,000 for a 10% stake in her business, Acu Seeds.
Her company sells needle-free ear acupuncture kits that can help treat anxiety, migraines, hormonal issues, insomnia, weight loss, and more.
The DIY kit can be done at home, costs just £3 to make, and is on sale for a hefty £30.
While Gisele impressed the panel with her 18-month project, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
After working an office job and leading a busy social life, she recovered from being unable to walk for more than five minutes and began a “personal healing journey.”
Her recovery included acupuncture, which helped her conceive.
“We realized there was a gap in the market for people to use ear seed kits at home,” she said.
Although this was the first time that six panelists participated, history was made as all six Dragons made offers.
Former football star and TV pundit Neville also became the first celebrity to take part as a guest dragon on the BBC show.
Elsewhere in the episode, former footballer Billy Childs seeks a £100,000 investment in a memorabilia business selling items worn by top footballers, and is seeking a 10 per cent stake in the company.
Drawing on his knowledge in this area, Neville explained:
“The elephant in the room for me is something that hasn’t been mentioned before, and that’s acquisition.
“No footballer I know would give up their boots, gloves or shirt for a profit.
“Certainly modern players typically put them up for charity auction or give them away as gifts to community members or fans.
“And footballers don't like the idea of their wealth being gifted to someone else who is benefiting from it.”
Mr Neville said he could not invest in the business because of this, but invited Mr Childs to come meet him as he thought he could give advice on how he could work closely with footballers.