Shark Tank India has kick-started entrepreneurial conversations in India. The Indian version of the popular show Shark Tank has convinced Indian parents to think beyond government jobs.
The sharks, aka investors, of the show provide opportunities to young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas on national television.
Now that season 1 of the show is about to end, Anupam Mittal gives us insights into some cool facts about the show.
I believe that the show has been the catalyst that will change India’s #entrepreneurial landscape forever. #Startingup just got a whole lot more diverse, inclusive and sexy in #India. Don’t take my word for it. Here are some cool😎 & amazing facts -— Anupam Mittal (@AnupamMittal) February 3, 2022
Talking about the fire the show has sparked to Indian startups, Anupam shared some eye-opening figures from season 1 of Shark Tank India.
67 businesses got deals in @sharktankindia this season, of which -— Anupam Mittal (@AnupamMittal) February 3, 2022
59 [87%] had founders with no IIT/IIM degrees
45 [67%] had at least one co-founder<25 yrs
40 [60%] had never been funded
29 [43%] had at least one woman👩founder
20 [30%] were from #Bharat 🇮🇳 & rural #India
He asks us to read those numbers again! "These are all records in their own right and indicate the start of a long-term virtuous cycle."
Anupam is thrilled to create opportunities for Youngpreneurs, Womenpreneurs, Bharatpreneurs & Fampreneurs.
Reflecting on the opportunities he created for Indian entrepreneurs, he shared the contribution he made for them:
My personal statistics are committed 5.4 Crs in 24 Cos, 70% are led by Youngpreneurs, 50% by Womenpreneurs & 30% in companies founded by Couples & Families. I couldn’t be more proud of contributing to #IncredibleIndia and our amazingly passionate entrepreneurs.
The wheels are turning, and #India is at the forefront of this revolution. Last year, we had the highest ever inflow of #PE/#VC capital and this year could be better. This is our moment, let’s seize it 💪🏼 Leaving you with a few lines that resonate with me even today— Anupam Mittal (@AnupamMittal) February 3, 2022
He summed up the post with these poetic lines:
Chhodo kal ki baatein, kal ki baat purani. Naye daur mein likhenge hum milkar nayi kahaani.— Anupam Mittal (@AnupamMittal) February 3, 2022
Aaj purani zanjeero ko chhod chuke hai, kya dekhe uss manzil ko jo chhod chuke hai!
Naya khoon hai, nayi umang hai .. hum hai nayi jawaani! 💪🏼#JaiHind🇮🇳
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So much progress from just one reality show! We are rooting for more change Shark Tank India.