Dragons’ Den’s most successful businesses

Startups takes a look at the progress of some of the best businesses to have passed through the Den

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  • Megan Dunsby

It’s now over 10 years since the first episode of Dragons’ Den aired on British TV screens and in that time we’ve seen some brilliant, and not so brilliant, businesses pass through the Den.

While many of the start-ups which have appeared on the BBC show have since floundered or failed to gain traction, a number have gone on to achieve huge success – with and without the Dragons’ investments.

We’ve delved into the Den archives to find out what has happened to 16 of the brightest businesses to have pitched to the Dragons and where they are now.

From the popular Levi Roots to the £65m-valued Tangle Teezer dubbed “hair-brained” by Peter Jones, click the red button to find out just what happened once the Den’s cameras stopped rolling, and discover a few highlights below…

Dragons’ Den success stories

2006 (Series 3)

2007 (Series 4 and 5)

2008 (Series 6)

2010 (Series 8)

2012 (Series 10)

2013/2014 (Series 11)

2014 (Series 12)

2016/2017 (Series 14)

2017 (Series 15)

Megan Dunsby

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