Aman Gupta had a hilarious reaction when WickedGud made their way into the tank.
Last Updated: 06.39 AM, Mar 10, 2023
On Shark Tank India, the business savvy sharks never shy away from putting their money into businesses that catch their eye. But the judges do not limit their investments to just their deals in the tank, having made an array of investments through the course of their business outside the show. Aman Gupta was surprised to see a business which he had already invested in make an appearance on the show in the finale episode of Shark Tank India season 2.
The founders of WickedGud came to the tank to pitch their food and beverage company, that provides healthy alternatives to the range of pastas and noodles that are found in markets today. The pitchers explained how WickedGud was different from most noodle and pasta brands in that the former contained no oil and instead of maida, was made using ingredients like dal, oats, rice and wheat. The founders asked for Rs 50 lakhs for 1% stake in their company.
Aman then surprised everyone by declaring that he was already an investor in the company, and opts out of the pitch citing a conflict of interest. Ever his witty self, he makes sure to take some of the delicious food the pitchers brought with them, before leaving. He also made sure to pump up the pitchers telling them “Jeethke aana”, and jokingly asking them to double his investment for him.
But despite Aman’s well wishes, the sharks were not impressed with the way the company was operating, despite being impressed by their product. All the sharks agreed that the company needed to get a better handle on their operations first before going in for raising more funds.
After the rest of the sharks declared themselves out, Aman came back and told the pitchers that, going by their pitch alone, he too would not have struck a deal with them, and gave them advice on how to move further.