Why Barbara Corcoran invested $50,000 in a new kind of fidget spinner on 'Shark Tank'

Why Barbara Corcoran invested $50,000 in a new kind of fidget spinner on 'Shark Tank'

Oct 19th 2017

Learning disabilities aren't a drawback in business or in life, says investor Barbara Corcoran. They can even be a plus.

"This is kind of a cause for me," Corcoran says on Sunday's episode of ABC's "Shark Tank." She has worked hard to make sure her dyslexia doesn't hold her back, and that's partly why she invested $50,000 for a 20 percent stake in Fidgetland, a company that sells products to help people stay focused. Founder Jason Burns has a learning disability, too, and initially he made the toys for himself.

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