Watch DC Startup Eyebloc Compete on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Tonight

January 10, 2014

5:29 pm

Tonight, a Washington, DC-based startup’s entrepreneurial journey leads it to ABC’s popular TV show “Shark Tank.” Eyebloc,’s president, CJ Isakow will present his company’s solution to growing online privacy concerns.

Isakow is focused on raising awareness for webcam hacking. According to Isakow, webcams are being used by schools to spy on unsuspecting students, by foreign governments to invade U.S. websites, and by criminals to spy on minors. His company, Eyebloc, keeps users safer by covering tablet and laptop cameras without the use of damaging adhesives.

“Americans deserve the peace of mind that their online activities at home or at the office are not intercepted or broadcast across the globe,” said Isakow in a press release. “It’s sad that we need to take actions to ensure our privacy, but we need to draw a line in cyberspace that no one can cross.”

EyeblocEyebloc created the first prototypes of its product using Shapeways 3D printing services and has been busy manufacturing the webcam blocker in Minnesota since taping its pitch on “Shark Tank.”

Startup fans will get to see Isakow make that pitch to investors Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary on tonight’s premiere of  the entrepreneurial competition. And, you can buy your own Eyebloc on the company’s website as well as on Amazon.

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Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup. She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, "Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership," which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

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