Steven Blustein is a co-founder of Gembah, a company that streamlines the logistics of product creation, from start to finish. Using a global network of designers, engineers, and factories; Gembah ensures that creators receive expert-level production and avoid common pitfalls. Steven knows all too well how challenging it is to launch a product; having done so with the pet product company, PrideBites, where he received funding offers from 2 sharks on Shark Tank in 2016. Serving as one of Gembah’s experts, Steven provides his knowledge in: foreign manufacturing, overseas marketing, product development, fundraising, and supply chain strategy.
While in grad school studying tax and accounting, Steven had an idea to create custom pet products. Along with some college friends, they developed that concept into PrideBites. In 2012, they were awarded Best New Dog Toy by Pet Business Magazine. In 2016, PrideBites successfully appeared on Shark Tank, emerging with two backers, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec. With the nature of his work, Steven has traveled to China 50+ times; building factory relationships, even learning the culture and language. Thus, giving him what it takes to bring an idea to creation. Outside of business, Steven lives in Austin, TX with his wife, son, and dogs.