The US was the first to start Shark Tank, a popular TV show to give wings to aspiring startups. The show offers the chance for businesses to present their ideas for real investment. The result was that many start-ups became leading names in the industry after they receive capital from sharks. The beauty of the show is even if the startup fails to receive an investment, the visibility they get from the platform brings them popularity and a chance to grow.
Now a similar show has come to India with hopes for Indian startups and eager entrepreneurs. The whole format is based on the American counterpart, an entrepreneur seeking to fund the business idea or venturing to enter the tank with the pitch. Shark Tank India 1 was successful, and this time we expect it to become as popular as the first time.
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Much to the enthusiasm of the entrepreneurs class and enthusiasts, Shark Tank 2 has released its promo. And people were shocked to know that the judge Ashneer Grover will not be part of the show, and his place will be taken over by Amit Jain, owner of CarDekho, and the Stand-up comedian Rahul Dua has taken over from Rannvijay Singha as the new host of Shark Tank India Season 2.
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The show gives wings to new dreams, and viewers expect to see seven sharks ready to invest in the business of entrepreneurs who brings new and innovative ideas.
Other judges on the show are:
- Vineeta Singh
- Namita Thapar
- Peeyush Bansal
- Anupam Mittal
- Aman Gupta
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Amit Jain lives in Jaipur and completed his studies at IIT Delhi. He has also worked in companies in the USA and is a founder of Car Dekho. The show will also present Anupam Mittal of Shaadi.com, Boat co-founder Aman Gupta, Lenskart founder Piyush Bansal, Sugar Cosmetics co-founder Vineeta and Singh and Namita Thapar, an executive director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals.
The show will again offer young aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to share their ideas and concepts with investors and business professionals. Its first season sparked India’s economic growth and how the nation witnessed entrepreneurship.
It is increasing in popularity since it started on 20th December 2021. The first season saw 62,000 aspirants from India, out of which 198 businesses got selected to present their ideas to the “sharks”, and of these 198 investment pitches, 67 were successful in getting deals.
Shark Tank India received huge support from many foundations in the previous so enthusiasts are eagerly searching ahead for the show’s 2nd season.
The show has also helped many creations to start up and get successful. It will have the same format as in the last season, however this time, it will be with some tweaks harmonizing with the new TV format. The viewers will get to see much more in the form of outlay, deals, and many new ideas of the aspiring businessman of India. Judges will assess the ideas. and give them feedback along with the chance for the investment deals.
Season 2 will be telecasted from Monday to Friday at 9:00 pm on Sony TV(Sony Entertainment Television).