Shark Tank India has spurred India's entrepreneurial spirit and influenced the nation's perspective on business.
Sony LIV has announced a digital-only episode of Shark Tank India as "Gateway to Shark Tank India 2," which will soon stream on the platform.
This exclusive episode is co-presented by Happilo, a dry fruits and healthy snacking brand.
Furthermore, the episode will feature Vikas D. Nahar, Founder, and CEO, Happilo, as a guest shark along with the existing panel.
Coming from a family that engaged in growing pepper and coffee, Vikas was naturally inclined towards building brands. This passion led him to start Happilo with an initial capital of just Rs 10,000 and two members in his team, and from there on there was no looking back.
As of today, Happilo is a six-year-old enterprise with a revenue run-rate of Rs 500 crore. The company today has a presence on e-commerce platforms and retail stores across the country.
"Gateway to Shark Tank India 2" provides select aspiring entrepreneurs with another opportunity to present their business ideas and concepts to seasoned investors and renowned business professionals.
Ranjana Mangla, Head - Ad Sales Revenue, Sony LIV, said, “The show has made its way into the hearts of millions of viewers and aspiring entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to partner with Happilo and other sponsors for an exclusive "Gateway to Shark Tank India 2" to promote the zeal of business owners. The digital-only episode aims to encourage the ongoing spirit of entrepreneurship in our nation. This unique conceptual integration is a testament to our constant endeavour to provide disruptive and scalable opportunities for brands to seamlessly integrate and showcase their brand purpose.”
Happilo’s Nahar commented, “Shark Tank India is the harbinger of change and enjoys a highly engaged audience. I am excited to join the panel as a guest Shark to support creative minds and give them a window to dream big. I believe it’s important to foster the nation's youth, promote innovation, and celebrate an entrepreneurial mindset to boost India's growth trajectory.”