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Shark Tank India: Ashneer Grover meets Skippi founders, calls startup 'biggest success story'

Skippi Ice Pops had received an all-shark deal on the show.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 03.04 PM, May 11, 2022

Shark Tank India: Ashneer Grover meets Skippi founders, calls startup 'biggest success story'
Ashneer Grover with Skippi founder/Instagram

Shark Tank India has been one of the most successful reality shows produced in India in recent times. The show, which is adapted from the US-based show, Shark Tank, has given budding entrepreneurs to not only share their business models and earn investments but also to promote their startups on the show. The show has led to many success stories and one among them is Skippi Ice Pops. And no wonder why, the startup was one of the first companies on the show to get an all-shark deal. With the expertise of 5 sharks including Ashneer Grover, Anupam Mittal, Aman Gupta, Namita Thapar and Vineeta Singh, the company has grown 40x times more.

One of the popular sharks, Ashneer Grover, founder of BharatPe, took to Instagram to share an update about the company, founded by Ravi Kabra and Anuja Kabra. Sharing an image with the founder, Ravi Kabra, he wrote in his caption: "Great to catch up with @skippiicepops founder @ravikabra after Shark Tank. Skippi is a great product and probably the biggest success story from @sharktank.india Season 1 with 40X growth in sales !" (sic).

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Ravi Kabra to shared the same photograph and thanked Grover for mentoring the team. He appreciated Grover for his honest opinions and speaking his mind, which has created quite a fuzz on the show and led to several memes. Kabra wrote in his caption: "@ashneer.grover it was a pleasure meeting you today!! You always speak what's on your mind and I truly appreciate that. You challenge our ideas and help us grow and create a better business. We are honoured to have you on board as an investor in @skippiicepops. I thank you for mentoring me on this journey." (sic) 

Skippi Ice Pops is a food and beverage company that produces popsicles in six flavours. It is a healthier version of everyone’s favourite childhood snacks - popsicles. Their products are touted to be healthier than the average ice pop, as they do not make use of artificial flavours and preservatives. The sharks invested Rs 1 crore for 15 per cent equity in the company. 

The company had also earlier posted an update about their success after coming onto the show. Their sales, visits on the websites and distribution have scaled up drastically after appearing on the show. They now have gone international with distribution in Uganda, Nepal, Kuwait, Hong Kong and Dubai. Their monthly sales have gone up from Rs 4-5 lakh to Rs 70 lakh. 

Following the success of the show, the makers have now announced Season 2. The registration for which is now open. Meanwhile, Season 1 of the show can be streamed on SonyLIV.