On Sony TV, the Indian version of the reality show Shark Tank India premiered on December 20, 2021, and concluded its first season recently. The program had been a big success and bought inspiring talents from around the country. Seven self-made multi-millionaires served as panelists on the show, deciding whether or not to invest in competitors’ business ideas based on their pitch.
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Recently, Shaadi.com CEO Anupam Mittal took to Instagram to share the proportion of entrepreneurs who received funding from the show. “67 out of 198 proposals scored deals on the show,” he wrote in the post. 59 [87 percent] of the companies had founders with no IIT/IIM degrees, 45 [67 percent] had at least one 25-year co-founder, 40 [60 percent] had never been funded before, and 29 had never been funded before. Check out the investments done by the judges of Shark Tank India.
1. Aman Gupta
At least one woman co-founded 29 (43 percent), 20 (30 percent) were from Tier II/III, and 18 (27 percent) had couples or families as co-founders.”
But, because everyone wants to know how much the sharks have invested, here’s how much each shark in the first season of Shark Tank invested in startups:
Aman Gupta is the Co-founder and CMO of boAt, a company that sells earphones and headphones, and is one of the sharks on Shark Tank India. Aman Gupta has invested in a number of firms, including FREECULTR, Bummer, Skippi Ice Pops, Shiprocket, WickedGud, Anveshan, and 10club, in addition to Shark Tank India. According to dailyo, Aman, who has a net worth of around 700 crores, has invested Rs 9.358 crore in 28 deals in the first season of the show.
2. Peyush Bansal
Peyush Bansal, the CEO, and co-founder of Lenskart has a net worth of 600 crores. Since his first appearance on the reality TV show ‘Shark Tank India,’ he has become a household celebrity. Peyush’s dedication and hard work helped Lenskart achieve new heights, and now he assists companies in the show that he invested in. But did you realize how much Peyush Bansal invested in how many deals in the show? In the first season of Shark Tank India, he invested Rs 8.297 crore in 27 ventures.
Peyush’s investment in Kamlesh’s KG Agrotech company has gained a lot of attention and admiration from the public.
3. Ashneer Grover
Ashneer Grover is the MD and Co-Founder of Bharat Pe, a digital payment platform that has been making news since the first season of ‘Shark Tank India,’ but even after the show ended. Ashneer is one of the judges that has captivated the audience throughout the show. People despise him as much as they like him for his unique style and candor. IndiaGold, The Whole Truth, OTO Capital, and Front Row are among the Indian enterprises in which Ashneer Grover has invested. According to reports, the shark has invested Rs 5.383 crore in 21 deals in the inaugural season of Shark Tank India.
Ashneer has invested in the momos business (BluePine Foods), Booz (electric scooters), Tagz foods (popped chips)., and a few more.
4. Namita Thapar
Namita Thapar, the Chief Executive Officer of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, is without a doubt one of India’s most successful female entrepreneurs. Namita also serves as one of the judges on the Indian TV reality show Shark Tank India, which has become one of the most popular shows in recent years. Since 2001, Namita has worked in numerous finance and marketing roles for firms in the United States, including GlaxoSmithKline and Guidant Corporation. This shark, on the other hand, has spent Rs 10 crore in 25 transactions in the first season of Shark Tank India.
5. Anupam Mittal
Anupam Mittal, the founder, and CEO of Shaadi.com, one of India’s top matrimony websites, was featured on the popular TV show Shark Tank India as one of the sharks. Mittal not only built brands and invested in high-profile firms such as ElectricPe, CashBook, and Lyst, but he also produced two Bollywood films, Flavors and 99. Anupam Mittal is one of the seven judges on Shark Tank India, a show that allows prospective entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to investors in the hopes of securing funding. This shark revealed his personal statistics on the first season of Shark Tank India when he invested Rs 5.4 crore to 24 different enterprises. He expressed his delight at the prospect of providing possibilities to our youngpreneurs, womenpreneurs, bharatpreneurs, and fampreneurs.
6. Vineeta Singh
Vineeta Singh is the co-founder and CEO of SUGAR Cosmetics, a beauty firm, and one of the Sharks on the Indian reality show Shark Tank India. After graduating from IIT-Madras and IIM-Ahmedabad, Vineeta turned down a job offer for Rs 1 crore to pursue business. Vineeta’s difficulties as a woman businesswoman were only increasing. Sugar Cosmetics will have a community of five million beauty fans across several platforms by 2022. Her net worth is reported to be above Rs 300 crore, and in the first season of Shark Tank India, she invested around Rs 3.042 crore in 15 deals. These deals are Heart Up my sleeves, Booz, BluePine foods, NOCD (energy drinks), etc.
7. Ghazal Alagh
Ghazal Alagh, a corporate trainer turned artist and entrepreneur, is the Co-Founder and Chief Mama of ‘Mamaearth,’ India’s first toxin-free baby care business. She was one of the Sharks in the first season of Shark Tank India, an Indian reality show. Ghazal Alagh, the CEO and co-founder of Mamaearth, has a net worth of roughly 148 crore Indian rupees. Ghazal reportedly invested Rs 1.2 crore in seven purchases, according to the show.
All Sharks Deal
Here are the deals wherein all the sharks have invested:
Portable ECG device: This device can be used at home. They received a total investment of Rs. 1 crore for 6% equity.
Find your Kicks India: This is the company that resells sneakers in India. They received Rs. 50 lakhs for 25% equity.
Ice Pops: They have managed to get an investment of Rs. 1 crore in exchange for 15% equity from all the sharks.
Can cocktails: This was one of the most interesting business ideas. They provide cocktails in a can so that you can enjoy them anytime. They received Rs. 1 crore for 10% equity.
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