Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years Barbara would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business building the largest and best known brand in the business.
In 2008, Barbara was asked by Mark Burnett to be an investor on his new show Shark Tank, which is now in its 6th season and the #1 show on Friday Night. Barbara has invested in 30 plus entrepreneurs over the last 6 years and loves helping each and every one succeed.
Corcoran is the author of the bestseller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business. Her newest book, Shark Tales, takes you behind the scenes of her life and business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others).
Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker and is a frequent Shark Tank contributor on Good Morning America on ABC as well as a frequent contributor to every major network.
Barbara’s new syndicate, Barbara Corcoran venture partners allows would-be angels to invest alongside her on Angel list.