Shark Tank India, the reality TV show in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas and brands to a jury of India’s finest business owners and investors is currently trending for a myriad of reasons. Between the slew of intriguing pitches and the judges themselves, there is a lot that inspires curiosity.
The Shark Tank format was adopted from the hit U.S. series that is currently in its thirteenth run which itself was adapted from a Japanese series called Tigers of Money (2001) and the UK show Dragon’s Den (2005). Animal allegory aside, these shows have one thing in common – they are all highly addictive. Fans of the show can’t enough of the trivia around it from the Sharks’ net worth to the contestants’ backstories. The judges have invested in several businesses so far, putting in a lot of money. If you’re wondering just how much cash has been awarded to contestants, there’s a Reddit post that can help.
Here’s how much the Sharks have invested so far in deals made on Shark Tank India.
Aman Gupta co-founder and Chief Managing Officer of Indian electronics brand BoAt has spent rupees 6.691 crores in 23 deals.
Namita Thapar CEO of pharma company Emcure Pharmaceuticals has invested rupees 4.483 crores in 15 deals so far.
Peyush Bansal the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lenskart who is a fan-favourite on the show has invested rupees 4.196 crores in 16 negotiations.
Ashneer Grover, co-founder and Managing Director of digital payment app BharatPe, one of the lower investors invested rupees 3.96 crores coming in at 15 deals.
Anupam Mittal the founder and CEO of People Group rupees 3.71 crores with 16 deals.
Vineeta Singh, Chief Executive Officer of cosmetics brand SUGAR comes in last with rupees 1.52 crores in 6 deals.
Shark Tank India is currently streaming on SonyLIV.
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