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2 companies with Boston roots will appear on Shark Tank this month

The show airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Harvard grads Wombi Rose and John Wise present their company, Lovepop, on a 2015 episode of Shark Tank. Michael Desmond / ABC

Two budding companies with Boston roots will show off their ideas on ABC’s Shark Tank this month.

Lovepop, a company specializing in three-dimensional greeting cards, will make its second appearance on the show. Founders Wombi Rose and John Wise, both Harvard grads, first faced the sharks in 2015, when their year-round pop-up cards won the heart of Shark Tank‘s Kevin O’Leary. Rose and Wise accepted a $300,000 offer from O’Leary for a 15 percent stake in the company. O’Leary funneled even more money into the business during a financing round about a year later.

Rose and Wise will return to the Shark Tank on May 5 to offer a sneak-peek at their partnership with the Billboard Music Awards: Lovepop has designed brand-new pop-up cards that will be used to present the winners of each category. The Lovepop creations will replace the traditional envelopes used to announce the award winners.

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New to the Shark Tank world is Rocketbook, a Cambridge startup that designs digitally-enabled, reusable notebooks. The notebooks pair with a smartphone app that allows users to photograph their notes and upload them to a cloud service, like Dropbox. Then, users can pop the notebooks in the microwave to erase their old notes and start over.

Rocketbook raised over $1.3 million through an Indiegogo campaign in 2015. According to Boston Business Journal, they’ll pitch the notebook to the Shark Tank investors on May 12, in hopes that they’ll make a deal like Lovepop did two years ago.

Both episodes will air at 9 p.m. on ABC.