Dragon's Den reject whose product was called a 'waste of time' makes £200m in ...

Dragon's Den reject whose product was called a 'waste of time' makes £200m in ...
Dragon's Den reject whose product was called a 'waste of time' makes £200m in ...

The Playbrush trio are far from the only contestants to walk back out of the Den empty handed. But an unsuccessful pitch does not always mean the end of the road. Indeed so-called rejects have gone on to achieve great success.

Like the Playbrush team, some are brave enough to reject the Dragons' offers, believing they deserve more. Other future success stories were simply dismissed out-of-hand. 

Here, we take a look at the ones that got away...

Best friends who rejected Peter Jones 

Friends who appeared on Dragons' Den had the last laugh after turning down Peter Jones' paltry offer and turning their firm into a multi-million pound business.

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Jonny Pryn and Alex Somervell were told they were 'about to make a big mistake' by media tycoon Mr Jones, after bravely refusing his offer of £60,000 investment.

Appearing on the BBC show earlier this month, the pair turned down Jones' demands for 20 per cent of the business, causing the other dragons to snigger in disbelief.

But Mr Pryn, 25, and Mr Somervell, 27, soon proved they had made the right decision, after their company One Third Stories rose in value to £2.6million.  

The hairbrush entrepreneur who is worth millions

He was famously turned down in the Dragons' Den, but Shaun Pulfrey continues to have the last laugh by raking in millions from his Tangle Teezer hairbrush

He was famously turned down in the Dragons' Den, but Shaun Pulfrey continues to have the last laugh by raking in millions from his Tangle Teezer hairbrush

On the show, the Dragons were not impressed with the idea and failed to invest

On the show, the Dragons were not impressed with the idea and failed to invest

He was famously turned down in the Dragons' Den, but former hairdresser Shaun Pulfrey continues to have the last laugh by raking in millions from his Tangle Teezer hairbrush.

Figures filed for his company in March last year showed sales soared by a massive 22 per cent to £28.6 million in the year to March 31, 2016, while pre-tax profits grew from £7.4 million to £8

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