‘Opu Probiotics is a Georgia-based small business founded by Shark Tank Alum Tiffany Krumins & her father, U.S. Veteran Brian Dunsha.
Tiffany and Brian decided to develop a better way to deliver probiotics after Tiffany faced three years of radiation cancer treatments. The treatments destroyed her gut health and led her to learn more about the importance of gut flora.
Tiffany Krumins was awarded $50,000 on the inaugural episode of Shark Tank in 2009. Tiffany's invention, a singing elephant-shaped medicine dispenser, was inspired by a sweet-natured boy with Down syndrome who had a difficult time taking medication. With zero knowledge of product development and distribution Tiffany set out determined to learn the ropes. In the end, she gleaned an education even the most prestigious business schools cannot provide.
Ava the Elephant is now one of Shark Tank's most well-known and beloved successes, but Tiffany’s entrepreneurial journey was anything but smooth. A cancer diagnosis shortly after Tiffany’s Shark Tank appearance set her on a course that ultimately transformed her personal brand and her mission as an entrepreneur.
A respected inventor, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and mother of four, Tiffany Krumins now leads her newest venture, ‘Opu Probiotics, with a passion to help others with better gut health.
Tiffany’s story has gained the attention of media heavy hitters, such as Dr. Oz, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fox Business, CBS Mornings and the Today Show. She was even touted in The Huffington Post as a modern day Mary Poppins.
‘Opu Probiotics are manufactured in an NSF certified factory, the highest standard for supplements. ‘Opu is shipped in recyclable, eco-friendly packaging that is also manufactured in Georgia.
‘Opu Probiotics Mission: Hire young adults with disabilities through our community partner, Lionheart WORKS.