An overwhelming number of toy companies have come before the millionaire Dragons over the show’s four years of broadcast.
In many ways, Dragons’ Den resembles the toy industry in that entrepreneurs entering the Den with a strong idea can become an overnight success. Perhaps it’s this that lures newcomers to our industry into pitching.
One of the best-recognised inventors to have faced the panel is Imran Hakim and his multimedia plush. Hakim was joined in the Den in 2007 by a life-size version of iTeddy in an eye-catching pitch.
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