Charlotte startup Margik lands funding for its organic LEDs on ‘Unicorn Hunters’ series

A Charlotte-based company has racked up multiple celebrity commitments on the latest season of the “Unicorn Hunters” show.

Margik Inc., a sustainable lighting startup, landed funding from all seven judges — known as The Circle of Money — who heard about the product on an episode of the series that aired Aug. 18. “Unicorn Hunters” is an internet reality series that connects entrepreneurs seeking funding to millions of potential investors globally.

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Margik founder Margaret Kocherga, a Ukrainian immigrant, made her pitch in front of panelists including former NFL player Cris Carter and former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. During her presentation, Kocherga explained to the celebrity investors the purpose of her company, which is to create an alternative to LEDs for electronics and other applications that are not environmentally friendly.

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