Namita and Aman Gupta had offered this company a deal, which the entrepreneurs turned down in favour of an offer made by Ashneer
Last Updated: 12.42 PM, Mar 31, 2022
Some of Shark Tank India’s judges have been open about their regrets on the show, in terms of some unwise investments they made. But it seems some sharks also regretted not getting a chance to invest in the companies that they believed in. Emcure Pharmaceuticals’ executive director, Namita Thapar recently revealed which companies she wished she had invested in on the show.
In a conversation with Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhat and Sahil Shah, Namita revealed that she’d wanted to go in on a deal with TagZ Foods, a snack company specialising in healthy versions of snacks. Namita and Aman had offered the entrepreneurs a deal together, while Ashneer Grover had also made them an offer. The two teams of sharks had battled it out to get the investment, during which Ashneer even remarked that Aman and Namita would not be able to help them build a brand and that they were trying to ‘sell’ the entrepreneurs on the deal. Ashneer had also offered to bring in a CEO who is an expert in brand building to help the contestants out.
The company ultimately went with Ashneer’s deal. However, Namita revealed that she had liked the company so much that she had gone back to them after their appearance on the show and had invested in their company.
Namita also added that she usually made her decision in 10-15 minutes but she had to sit and listen to the other sharks talk, which ‘annoyed’ her. She said she wished that they could speed things along in those times.
The first season of Shark Tank India can be streamed on SonyLIV.