Shark Tank judges decoded: Find out who's an emotional investor, who has best Poker face & more

Jan 11, 2023

By: Shradha Aneja

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​Shark Tank India podcast

The sharks from season 2 of reality show Shark Tank India appeared on a podcast hosted by comedians Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi. From the shark who has best adapted to fame to a game of "who's more likely", the podcast covered it all.

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​The most emotional shark

Amit Jain, CEO & co-founder of CarDekho was named as the judge who’s most likely to invest in a startup due to an emotional story. Though he’s not appeared in any episode yet, the other sharks stated that he loves to ask people about “unit economics.”

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​The shark who is the quickest to cut a cheque

Namita Thapar, executive director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, is the quickest to cut a cheque and make a decision about investing. She shared that she goes with her gut instinct. Her most memed dialogue from S1 though, remains “this isn’t my expertise, so I’m out.”

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​Most likely to misspell ‘entrepreneur’

Aman Gupta, CMO and co-founder of boAt, was named as the shark most likely to misspell 'entrepreneur’. Gupta responded by quipping about the varying pronunciations of the word!

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​Most likely to win at poker

Amit Jain emerged as the shark most likely to win at poker. Fellow shark Aman Gupta humoursly responded that he'll win at 'teen patti' (flash).

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​Who has the best social media game

All of the sharks believed that Aman Gupta has the best social media presence. Gupta even shared that he handles his social media accounts on his own.

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​Most cautious shark

According to all the judges, Anupam Mittal, founder and CEO of is the most cautious investor. As per the sharks, his ratio of gyaan (advice) vs money invested is very different i.e.he gives a lot of gyaan but rarely invests.

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Partial to Pune-based startups

Partial to Pune-based startups Everyone joked that Thapar, who originally hails from Pune, has a soft spot for startups or founders based out of Pune. In fact, they even named her as the judge most likely to invest if the pitcher is from Pune.

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​The shark who took to fame most easily

Apart from the game, the sharks also discussed about their newfound fame after S1. All the sharks believed Aman Gupta and Anupam Mittal have taken to fame most easily. Thapar even claimed that Mittal often texts on their group chats that he’s late because he was being ‘mobbed by the fans'.

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​Season 2 is ‘bawal’

Vineeta Singh (co-founder, Sugar Cosmetics) claimed S2 is 'bawal' (madness), with more entertainment than inspiration - a fact quickly refuted by Gupta. However, as per Namita Thapar, ‘in season 2, toxicity is out for good’.

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