Kamlesh Ghumare, a young boy comes in from a distant village of Maharashtra with a dream & hope that he can support & solve a problem for millions of farmers across the nation. He secured funding from one of the most successful entrepreneurs India has seen, Peyush Bansal.
Rutvij Dasadia, a young engineer formulates a way for simpler mobility across campuses through electric scooters secured funding from BharatPe’s Ashneer Grover.
Menstrupedia, a unique startup which offers education about periods & puberty through comics for young girls & boys, started by Aditi Gupta received 50 lakhs for 20% equity from Pharma Queen Namita Thapar.
Westock India founded by Sreeshankar Nair & Romeo Jerard, solves the problem of livestock health monitoring through technology, sealed the deal at 60 lakhs for 10% equity from sharks Peysuh Bansal, Aman Gupta, Ashneer Grover & Namita Thapar.
Shark Tank India provided a platform to all these and many more of such, who had ideas but lacked resources to execute those. It was refreshing to see the Sharks, supporting people of all demographics & listening to their stories. Such shows not only help educate & spread awareness amongst the masses, but also become a backbone for the overall development of a nation & India needs more of these.
There’s no proven rule that an idea coming from a person of a prestigious university or of a certain stature holds higher value than from someone who is studying at a far off college in a tier 3 city.
Ideas can come from anywhere, execution & grit is what truly matters in the entrepreneurship scenario & in a world of who gets more opportunities, shows like Shark Tank India eventually help blur those lines as they, at times, venture beyond the game of mere valuations.