Ever since its premiere in India in December 2021, Shark Tank India, the first show of its kind, has been pretty successful. The panel consisting of 7 wealthy investors in the show invested in about 67 start-ups worth Rs 48.96 crore in the first 30 episodes before concluding for their first season.
Let’s see how much the judges have invested individually in the first season of Shark Tank India.
1. Vineeta Singh:
The co-founding member of Fab Bag and the CEO/co-founder of SUGAR cosmetics who refused a sum of about Rs 1 crore of employment to pursue entrepreneurship invested about Rs 3.042 crore in 15 startups during the first season of Shark Tank India.
2. Anupam Mittal:
Anupam Mittal invested in about 24 different enterprises with a total sum of about Rs 5.4 crore in the first series. Anupam Mittal is the founder and CEO of People Group, founder and chairman of one of the top matrimonial sites in the country, Shaadi.com, and an avid investor in companies like ElectricPe, Lyst, and CashBook.
3. Ghazal Alagh:
Ghazal Alagh is the co-founder of Mama Earth, an Indian cosmetics company that use organic and chemical-free materials in their products. Mama Earth is also one of India’s fastest-growing FMCG brands. “Chief Mama”, as is her position name at Mama Earth, invested in a total of 7 firms spending a total of about Rs 1.2 crores.
4. Aman Gupta:
Generating a company income of Rs 500 crore in 2020, Aman Gupta, co-founder and marketing director of India’s top headset equipment model, has invested Rs. 9.358 crore in 28 firms in the first season of Shark Tank India.
5. Peyush Bansal:
The 36-year-old founder and CEO of Lenskart, Peyush Bansal, who was ranked in the list of Fortune India’s ‘Best 40 under 40 entrepreneurs 2019’, invested in 27 firms, bringing his investment to around Rs 8.297 crore.
6. Namita Thapar:
Namita Thapar is known for being one of the top accomplished businesswomen in India. She is the executive director at Emcure Pharmaceuticals, an Indian Pharmaceutical company based in Pune. Namita Thapar invested a whopping sum of around Rs 10 crore in about 25 projects.
7. Ashneer Grover:
Ashneer Grover is the co-founder of one of India’s leading fintech firms, BharatPe, which specializes in online payments or UPI payments for merchants. The shark invested in 21 deals, with an approximate sum of Rs 5.383 crore.