A central Newfoundland entrepreneur has landed the largest deal in the history of CBC’s Dragon’s Den.
27-year-old Mark Brace of Bishop’s Falls is behind Ocean Floor Granite.
He made his pitch highlighting Newfoundland, one of the few sources of jet-black granite in all of North America. He has also secured a Labradorite quarry – the stone is famous for its shimmering bright blue flecks.
Brace’s product pitch was a hit among the Dragons and is the first multi-million dollar deal in the show’s history.
Five dragons agreed to a $2 million deal for a 20 per cent stake in his company. Brace says he wasn’t so much nervous as he was cautious.
He says the bottom line is that he knew what he wanted and knew how to present it. He calls the experience “incredible” having watched the Dragon’s Den most of his life.
Brace says he’s looking forward to seeing how the deal will help the product, especially at this difficult time.