Boston startup started with a hashtag — and now it’ll be on ‘Shark Tank’

By November 2, 2016Uncategorized
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BOSTON — Not many businesses start as Twitter hashtags and end up judged by a variety of venture capitalists in front of 6 million TV viewers, but that’s what Besomebody Inc. will be doing this Friday on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Founder Kash Shaikh started tweeting motivational stories using the hashtag #besomebody in 2009 during his travels as a Proctor & Gamble marketer in developing countries. A travel blog by the same name followed in 2011.

In Austin in 2014, Shaikh launched a beta version of…