This Shark Tank Contestant Alleges About The Unfair Treatment By The Judges Behind The Scenes

Shark Tank India Judges Akshaya Shah Controversyvia

Shark Tank India was India’s first business reality program. The inaugural season ended last week. The show was a success, both in terms of viewership and also in inspiring the startup community. In the first season of 30 episodes, 198 pitchers were selected to present their business. Aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their company models to a panel of investors (sharks) in order to persuade them to invest money in their idea in this business reality show. Out of 198, 67 businesses received investment totaling INR 41.98 crore.

Shark Tank India Judges

Ashneer Grover, Namita Thapar, Anupam Mittal, Vineeta Singh, Ghazal Alagh, Peyush Bansal, and Aman Gupta are the judges of Shark Tank India. Not everyone received the funding, but all of them got some important and useful lessons. Shark Tank India was a reality show. We enjoy what we see on television as it is customized as per our interests. However, whatever we see on television, may not be the same story behind the scenes. Recently, Akshay Shah, a businessman appeared on the show and offered his idea to the Sharks. His experience, however, was not something we have seen on television. It is a reality check. Akshay has shared his whole experience on Twitter in a long thread.

According to Akshay, despite him and his team participating in the show, his episode was not even telecasted. Starting his long thread, Akshay shared,

Akshay also talked about how a few people get more attention than others. He added that the channel selects candidates for the judges to put their money in.

Akshay Shah also criticized the judges for not grasping his business pitch and responded with some weird responses. Talking about Ashneer Grover, Akshay added,

Akshay also talked about how Aman Gupta, the founder of boAt was not impressed with the name of his brand and logo. He continued,

He also pointed out that Namita Thapar was kind, however, she opted out because of a lack of expertise in the technical business. Akshay added,

According to Akshay, Piyush Bansal could not trust his idea as his own student-finding platform failed miserably. He added,

At last, he talked about Anupam Mittal. According to Akshay, Anupam was not delighted with him using his mother tongue Gujarati. He added,

The thread went viral and the people are supporting Akshay Shah. The makers and the judges have not responded to the allegations yet. What do you guys think about it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Praneet Samaiya
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