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List of Womenpreneurs on Shark Tank India

Womenpreneurs on Shark Tank India

The first season of Shark Tank Indian was packed with many innovative business ideas. The participation from women entrepreneurs in this season was very commendable.

They impressed all of them with their zeal and dedication in their chosen fields of business. While all the Sharks were impressed by their ideas, Sharks Namita Thapar, Vineeta Singh, and Ghazal Alagh were the flag bearers of cheering on their fellow women entrepreneurs. Let’s see some of the womenpreneurs and their unique products and services.

1. Menstrupedia, Aditi Gupta

Menstrupedia is a comic book brand for girls based on menstruation so that they learn more about periods and more. This was a great initiative by her and her partner Tuhin Paul to educate today’s generation while entertaining them and it was appreciated a lot by all the

sharks. She partnered up with Shark Namita for 20% equity in exchange for 50 lakhs.

2. Nuutjob, Ananaya and Anushree Malloo

Co-founders of Nuutjob, Ananya Malloo and Anushree Malloo impressed everyone with their unique product. Nuutjob is a men’s hygiene product brand created by the cousins. The brand’s products are developed around helping men keep their intimates clean and dry. Their brand got funding from Peyush Bansal, Namita Thapar, and Aman Gupta, who invested Rs.25 lakh for 20 percent equity in the company.

3. Heart up my sleeves, Riya Khattar

Heart up my sleeves, presented by young Riya Khattar was yet another pitch that impressed everyone. Heart Up My Sleeves makes detachable sleeves which is a quick fix to any dull outfit. Within a short period of time, the brand has received a good response from influencers and celebrities like Neha Kakkar, Hansika Motwani and Komal Pandey, amongst others. Sharks Anupam and Vineeta invested Rs 25 lakh for 30 percent equity.

4. BluePine Foods (MomoMami), Aditi Madan

Aditi Madan from Delhi, who is also known as “Momo Mami” co-founded BluePine Foods. Her company makes 100% natural, preservative-free, and tasty momos made from Himalayan traditional ingredients. These momos have a shelf life of more than four months. All the sharks loved her momos and also wanted a bite of her company, and a deal was made with Sharks Ashneer, Aman and Vineeta of ₹75 lakhs(₹25 lakhs each) for a 16% stake.

5. Auli Lifestyle, Aishwarya Biswas

Ayurvedic skincare brand Auli which was created by Aishwarya Biswas gained quite a fame after featuring on Shark Tank India. They offer a wide range of organic and natural products, which can be used for both gifting and self-indulgence. The Kolkata-based entrepreneur impressed shark Namita Thapar got an investment of Rs 75 lakh for 15 percent equity.

6. Carragreen, Surabhi and Chetna Shah

Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duo Surabhi Shah and Chetna Shah from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, presented Carragreen. They started their brand with a vision to eliminate the use of plastic cutlery in everyday life. The womenpreneurs impressed sharks Peyush Bansal and Anupam Mittal, who invested 50 lakhs for 20 percent equity in the company.

7. Shades of Spring, Nidhi Gupta

Shades of Spring is an online flower-gifting marketplace where people can get more than 300 varieties of fresh and exotic flowers. These flowers are provided to the customers within 48-72 hours of harvesting, so there’s no doubt about their freshness. All the sharks got astounded hearing this 300 crore valuation and pulled out without offering them any deal, just some advice.

8. Jha JI, Kalpana Jha and Uma Jha

Kalpana and Uma Jha started their business, Jha Ji, to bring Mithila’s authentic taste to people. The brand, based out of a small town, Darbhanga, sells a range of pickles. Although they didn’t get any deal on Shark Tank, the brand was later funded by India’s largest revenue-based financier, Velocity.

9. ISAK Fragrances, Vidushi Vijayvergiya

With an aim to carry forward the legacy of over 160 years of craftsmanship in perfumery, this Lucknow-based woman launched her own artisanal and vegan perfume brand. Peyush Bansal, one of the judges, offered ₹50 lakhs for 50% of the company.

10. The Sass Bar, Rishika Nayak

The online soap brand founded by Rishika Nayak offers a range of handmade soaps. But what makes her products stand out is that they look and smell like delicious desserts. Even the Sharks couldn’t resist that and invest in the business.

11. Namhya Foods, Ridhima Arora

Ridhima floored the Shark Tank India judges with her confidence more than her products. She brings Ayurveda and food together in a series of healthy products offered by her brand. Aman Gupta, the founder of Boat, invested in the company.

12. Qzense labs, Dr Srishti Batra and Rubel Chib

Rubel and Srishti pitched an interesting IoT device that uses the principle of spectroscopy to determine whether the vegetables and fruits are good or bad. Dr. Srishti Batra is eight months pregnant and drove the car to Bangalore to pitch their ideas on Shark Tank India. But, they couldn’t strike a deal with the shark at the duo had a different valuation and vision for their company.

13. Hecoll, Deepti Nathala

Nanotechnologist Deepti Nathala, two years junior of shark Vineeta Singh in IIM, Madras, presented Hecoll. It is a fabric that protects our bodies from 95% pollution and 99% UV rays. It kills viruses and bacteria, including coronavirus. The sharks did not make an offer but they all applauded her positivity.

14. Flying Fur, Jessica Madan

30-year-old Jessica Madan from Delhi introduced Flying Fur, a moving grooming facility for pets. They give services to every type of pet in their flying fur truck, such as bath, a stylish haircut, tickle-free treatment, full-body massages, nail clipping, and many more. Starting in 2016 with one truck, they now have become India’s largest pet grooming chain with 14 trucks operational in 8 cities and has over 15k pet parents.

15. India Hemp and Co., Jayanti Bhattacharya

Hemp or ‘ bhang’ was always a part of Indian culture. She stated that hemp is a superfood. Seeing all these benefits, Sisters Jayanti and Shalini together co-founded the company. Sharks were interested in their brownies and the company as well but any deal could not go through.

16. Anthyesti, Shruti Reddy

Anthyesti is a one-stop solution for all post-death-related rites including carrying the body from home to cremation ground, funeral pandits, and all the necessary rites are done and managed by them. 36-year-old Shruti founded this company six years ago, and today, they have done over 5k funerals and are present in 25 cities in 7 different countries.

17. Poo-de-cologne, Aditi Talwar Sodhi

Aditi introduced India’s first pre toilet spray, Poo-de-cologne. Their products contain 100% pure essential oil. Before using the toilet, the product is sprayed in the water bowl of the toilet 4 to 6 times. This forms a layer over water that locks the foul smell and does not allow it to spread in the air.

18. Scrapshala, Madhu, and Shikha Shah

Scrapshala was founded by Madhu and Shikha from Varanasi to reduce and reuse the non-biodegradable waste which is generated in the country. Scrapshala manufactures different products in various categories such as Home Decor, Lifestyle Gifting and all of this is done using scrap.

19. Mommy’s Kitchen, Prathiba Kanoi

Prathiba Kanoi founded Mommy’s Kitchen along with her sons Vikas and Vishal. Mommy’s Kitchen serves freshly baked, thin crust, crispy, and pure vegetarian pizzas. Their uniqueness lies in the fact that even after 1 hour, their pizzas remain crisp. They are proud to say that Amitabh Bachchan is also the consumer of Mommy’s Kitchen. Although no deal was made, the 68-year-old mother definitely inspired many housewives to pursue their passion.

20. The Quirky Nari, Malvica Saxena

Malvica from Mathura started The Quirky Nari from her bedroom in 2018. It is a lifestyle and apparel brand that specializes in personalized and sustainable fashion. They are India’s first hand-painted denim brand. They have collaborated with many celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra. Shark Anupam and Namita were interested in this venture and struck a deal at 35 lakhs for 24% of the company.

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