Feb 9, 2022By: Bhakti Makwana
Shark Tank, a reality show where entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a panel of investors, has become one of the most viewed reality shows on television at present.
One of the seven judges, Namita Thapar, the executive director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, has invested in 25 deals in the first season on Shark Tank India – ₹7 crore during the business reality show and ₹3 crore after the show.
The Hyderabad-based ice popsicle brand was the first startup to receive funds from all five investors on the show worth ₹1 crore.
The startup manufacturing canned cocktails received ₹1 crore for 10 percent equity in the company. Its founders started the company during the pandemic in 2020.
The education start-up founded by a couple aims to take the school to those children who are unable to attend school. They received ₹1.5 crore for 15 percent equity in the company.
The company produces all-natural flavoured vitamin enhancers that can enrich the water you drink. The startup received ₹75 lakh for an equity of 15 percent in the company by shark judges.
The Bengaluru-based food startup got ₹70 lakh for 2.75 percent equity in the company. The company sells popped potato chips and claim that their products have 50 percent less fat as compared to regular (fried or baked) potato chips.
The Ahmedabad-based innerwear startup received ₹75 lakh for 7.5 percent equity in the company that focuses on manufacturing eco-friendly products using micromodal fibre.