Shark Tank India S2: Meet The Six Judges Who Will Assess Pitches

| Updated: January 3, 2023 3:00 pm

Season 2 of Shark Tank India premiered on Monday. The programme, which made its debut a year ago, was well-received by the public, and fans have been anticipating the upcoming season with interest.

On the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs ask seasoned businessmen for investments. The programme is an Indian adaptation of the popular US television programme Shark Tank, which is presently airing its 14th season.

However, several of the judges from season 1 won’t be participating this time around. Ashneer Grover, the Founder of BharatPe, and Ghazal Alagh, the Co-founder of Mamaearth, are not featured in season 2. The six judges for Shark Tank India Season 2 are listed below:

Peyush Bansal

One of the fan favourites from season one, the CEO of Lenskart, will return to the show as a shark. Before going into the retail eyeglasses industry, the 37-year-old worked for Microsoft in the US. The 2010-founded Lenskart is currently valued at close to $5 billion (Rs 41,000 crore).

Vineeta Singh

Vineeta Singh, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), gained notoriety after she turned down a job offer worth Rs 1 crore per year shortly after receiving her degree. She is the Founder and CEO of Sugar Cosmetics, a company that seeks to transform the Indian skincare and cosmetics market.

The 38-year-old frequently discussed the challenges faced by female business owners during season 1 of Shark Tank India. According to Ms Singh, raising money for businesses is frequently more difficult for women. She runs frequently and has participated in several marathons and ironman triathlons.

Aman Gupta

BoAt, an electronics brand started by Aman Gupta, aims to make gadgets cool. When the business first began, the majority of other businesses were producing black, white, or grey earphones and headphones. At the end of FY22, boAt had revenue of Rs 3,000 crore, rising at a rate of 100% annually.

Namita Thapar

Namita Thapar graduated from accounting school when she was 21. She subsequently obtained her MBA and worked in finance for six years. Ms Thapar returned to India and joined her father at the helm of Emcure Pharmaceuticals following a successful stay in the US.  The company was worth Rs 500 crore at the time Ms Thapar joined Emcure. It is currently one of the largest pharmaceutical firms in the nation and is valued at Rs 6,000 crore.

Anupam Mittal

A seasoned businessman and investor, Anupam Mittal is best known for founding the matrimony website Shaadi.com. He participated in a number of early investments in firms that are now well-known. BigBasket, Ola, Rapido, and many more are examples of these. In the previous 15 years, he asserts to have invested in more than 150 businesses.

Amit Jain

Amit Jain, the CEO of CarDekho.com, is making his Shark Tank India debut. After going to the Auto Expo in 2008, he and his brother came up with the idea. “We set up a portal where people could come to find the right information and review cars before making the decision of buying,” Mr Jain said.

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