Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight Ds 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, Corcoran would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business.

As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit TV show, Shark Tank, Barbara has ponied up her own money and invested in 22 businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success.

Corcoran is the author of the best seller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business, which takes you behind the scenes of her life and business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism. Corcoran is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others).

She is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is also the real estate contributor for TODAY on NBC and a frequent contributor to every major network.

Corcoran’s new syndicate, Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, allows would-be angels to invest alongside her on Angel List.