“The Lion’s Den”: a violent argument between Rosberg and Koffler

George Koffler feels betrayed by Nico Rosberg. “I don’t do anything here anymore,” Kofler says — and leaves the show.

In the new episode of “Die Höhle der Löwen” (Monday, 8:15 p.m., Vox) there is a critical misunderstanding. Finally, the cave lion leaves in a rage.

Athletes Markus Smarzoch, 30, and Andrea Schlumb, 30, invented candy — also to save their relationship. NaschNatur promises “healthy snacks” with their NiceTarts ice cream treats. It consists of almonds and a date base with a creamy filling made from natural ingredients such as fruits, nuts and superfoods and is completely sugar free. While tasting, the lions can’t stop swarming. Karsten Machmeyer, 63, and George Koffler, 65, let the others go first, but also made it clear that they “don’t let the founders out here without a deal.”

Ralph DeMille, 55, is also convinced for personal reasons and is ready to invest in a frozen product for the first time: “Since the product is supposed to change my look, and because you absolutely impress me, I definitely want to do it.” Although Nils Glago (46) makes the same offer – 150 thousand euros for 30 per cent – the couple decided to buy Demmel. When the two are long gone, the studio lions continue to swarm: “It’s a great couple!” Judith Williams (50) says: Machmeyer agrees: “Is that a nice number!”

Blue light filter from the former cop

Isabel Baring, 44, was a police officer, but now works in the beauty industry. After an accident at work, she started back in her early thirties and started her career as a dermatologist. “Who would have thought blue light would play a major role again in my second career. This time not sirens, but the blue light of digital screens.”

This causes premature skin aging, which is why Baring invented a beauty product with a Swiss manufacturer that filters blue light like a UV filter: “Mijasi Beautyflash”. Glagau is sure: “It’s hot”, but he wants 30 per cent of the shares instead of the 20 offered for €50,000. The founder replies to the show: “I have a deal, I still can’t believe it.”

Dear Willie

Tiler Wilhelm “Willie” Frank (40) owns his own workshop and knows his way around the construction site. So he invented the leveling shoe, a stopper with studs on the sole that could be swapped out as needed. The “Nivili” prevents the craftsman from touching the ground while working and provides better grip than previous leveling soles, and is also intended to help “aerate” the lawn.

Willy himself is very satisfied with his product: he wants 300,000 euros for 15 percent of the company’s shares. When asked about his high rating, he confidently stated, “You’ll understand me! That’s the point!” Williams laughs: “Real Willie!” But Machmeyer thinks: “Willie is too expensive…” The other lions see it that way too and they’re all out. “But not bad, the journey continues,” dear Willie remains combative.

How easy is it to get your dream job?

Aivy, a professional game-based app by Florian Dyballa (31, business psychologist), Boas Bamberger (30, psychologist), David Beller (34, media computer scientist) and Arnnor Rassi (29, computer scientist), is designed to make it a Easy to identify talent. In areas such as interests, personality, and skills, users can test their talents in mini-games of up to three minutes. The assessment is then available as a scientific document that can be attached to the application documentation.

Ralph DeMille is allowed to carry out a small test game, but he cannot solve it in time, even with the help of Williams. The founders want 450,000 euros for 10 percent of the company’s shares. Dagmar Wöhrl (68) and Maschmeyer are both 20 percent interested. So much for founders, who still only want to give 10 percent, but offer another 5 percent if a milestone is reached together. Maschmeyer and Wöhrl have increased the bonus to 10 percent – and they have a deal.

Scandal in the cave

Claudia, 49, and Leslie, 17, have professionalized an old-fashioned home remedy for repelling wasps. This is a smoker box made of bamboo, with burnt coffee powder in a stainless steel pot. The smoke generated reliably repels wasps and can be regulated using a rotary valve. The smell of burnt coffee can also be regulated, using powder with three different aroma types. Claudia and Leslie are still at the start with their company VapoWesp and offer the black 35 percent of a newly formed limited company for 75,000 euros. Kofler is so excited that he’s headed straight for the deal without wanting to hear any more details – the fastest show in “The Lion’s Den” history. But Dümmel and Williams also want to work with the mother-daughter team.

However, this has problems with his decision-making – which is why Nico Rosberg (36 years old) offers his help. He follows the founders through the entry cage and gives him advice. However, the other Lions fear Rosberg is negotiating behind the scenes. DeMille: Nico, you’re not making a deal, are you? Williams and DeMille followed, and the two women explained that they wanted “someone as a team.”

Returning to their seats, Kovler said, “Did you want to make a deal out of the show? So I’m really pissed now!” Then Dummel and Williams also dusted off the deal, making everyone happy—except for Kofler. He still sees himself betrayed by Rosberg. He states that he never made an offer. Kofler also doesn’t care: “I don’t do anything here anymore” and “You all can slip on my back,” he grumbled, tore the microphone off his body and left the studio. Williams sums it up: “Well, I guess that didn’t go well…”


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