Three years ago BenjiLock founder Robbie Cabral was laid off.

After appearing on ABC's Shark Tank this year, he secured a $200,000 investment from Kevin O'Leary for BenjiLock, a padlock that can be opened with a user's fingerprint. 

O'Leary helped Cabral secure a product licensing deal with Hampton Products. That means some lucrative royalty checks are coming to Cabral, a stark contrast to his unemployed days just a few years ago.

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