Nowadays, the business reality show “Shark Tank India” has become the talk of the town. No matter wherever you go, people talk about the show. However, people are not just crazy about the show. They are also crazy about the sharks aka judges of the show – Anupam Mittal, Ashneer Grover, Namita Thapar, Ghazal Alagh, Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal, and Aman Gupta. These sharks have come a long way from where they have started. Before achieving so much success with their current companies, they also tried their luck in other ventures.
So, continue reading to take a look at the other start-ups that are launched by these well-known “Shark Tank India” judges.
1. Anupam Mittal
With the flagship brand being Shaadi.com, Anupam Mittal has been a part of the People Group for more than 25 years. As the name suggests, Shaadi.com is an online matrimony site that was created in 1997. Besides that, Mauj Mobile, a digital service company for applications and other services, and Makaan.com, a property investment network are two of the firm’s other businesses.
2. Ashneer Grover
Ashneer Grover is the MD and Co-Founder of BharatPe. It provides loans to general stores, small businesses, and helps in transactions via their POS swipe technology, QR codes, and UPI. Besides that, he is also one of the judges in the show “Shark Tank India.” Well, if we talk about his other startups, he is also the founder of PAYBACK India. Apart from that, he has invested in more than 23 startups.
3. Namita Thapar
Namita Thapar is the CFO and Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals. The company is centered in Pune and she is in charge of the business of the pharmaceutical company in India. Besides that, she is also the founder and CEO of “Incredible Ventures Ltd.” Interestingly, it is an educational company for children aged between 11 to 18 years that teaches entrepreneurship.
4. Ghazal Alagh
Ghazal Alagh is the Co-Founder and Head Innovation Officer of a well-established brand, MamaEarth. She launched this branch in 2016 that offers natural hair, body, skin, and baby care supplies. If you don’t know, it is also among one of the quickest and most well-known brands in the industry.
This famous shark also launched dietexpert.in before she founded MamaEarth. It was her first start-up and unfortunately, it did not work out. After that, she started another start-up called Being Artsy. It was an art studio for young kids.
5. Vineeta Singh
Vinneta Singh is SUGAR Cosmetics’ CEO and co-founder. She has been a part of the business since July 2015 which she co-founded with Kaushik Mukherjee. With their quality product, the company rose up to become one of the foremost labels in the Indian beauty industry. Today, it is standing shoulder to shoulder with much bigger international names.
If you don’t know, this is her third startup. In 2007, she founded Quetzal but unfortunately, it failed. After that, she started “Fab Bag” in the year 2012. It is a subscription business for beauty products. And, then SUGAR cosmetics came into the view.
6. Peyush Bansal
Peyush Bansal is the one of founders and also CEO of Lenskart. We all know that Lenskart is a digital optical retailer. After a successful online launch, Lenskart expanded into the open market. Presently, it has outlets in 70 cities across the nation. Besides that, he is also one of the judges in the show “Shark Tank India.”
If you don’t know, Lenskart comes under “Vayloo Technologies.” Under this banner, it also had Jewelskart, Bagskart, and Watchkart. But, later he shuts them all down except Lenskart.
7. Aman Gupta
Aman Gupta is one of the founders and CMO of boAt. We all know that boAt is one of the most popular electrical merchandise startups that offers the best electrical products. In 2016, he and Sameer Mehta started the company. Headsets, loudspeakers, and other audio-related gadgets are sold under this brand.
However, in 2005 he launched Advanced Telemedia Pvt. Ltd. before the success of boAt. This company launched several brands like Beats Audio. Besides that, he was also the founder of Imagine Marketing India. He launched this company in 2014.
After knowing the start-ups of these sharks from the beginning, we can say that they had the entrepreneurial spirit to start something new. Some of them might have failed several times, but they never gave up. And now, we all can see and get inspired by what they have achieved and where they are.