Shark Tank India was one of the most popular and well-loved shows on Indian television, and much to the delight of fans, the makers have announced a second season. While the first teaser has managed to garner a lot of excitement, netizens were unhappy to see that the former founder of BharatPe, Ashneer Grover, has been replaced by CarDekho co-founder Amit Jain.
The audiences are curious to know more about the new shark of the show. Apparently, he hails from Jaipur and is an alumnus of IIT Delhi. He and his brother launched a software outsourcing company, GirnarSoft, in 2006 in their garage-turned-office. ALSO READ: Shark Tank India Season 2 Teaser OUT: Netizens Are ANGRY Over Ashneer Grover’s Absence; Fans Say ‘Sony Ye Kya Doglapan Hai’
The duo, after visiting the 2008 Auto Expo in New Delhi, thought about CarDekho. Jain explained the ideology behind their new venture in his LinkedIn bio. He shared that their goal was to leverage technology and provide a ‘best-in-class car buying or selling experience to the users.’ He further explained that the portal created by them will allow users to find the right information on the car they want to buy and will also give them a chance to review the cars.
If reports are to be believed, seven years of passionate hard work have turned their venture CarDekho into a successful business, and they secured Series-A funding of 15 million dollars in 2013. Amit Jain claims that his company is currently valued at 1.2 billion dollars. In an interview with Hindustan Times, the 45-year-old entrepreneur opened up about making business decisions from the heart when it comes to people and from the head when it comes to business. He said, "I think I am both, depending on the context. I am very objective most of the time. When it comes to the people side of things, I am more heart and when it comes to the business side of things, I am more head."
It will be interesting to see if Amit will use his head or heart when it comes to judging the second season of Shark Tank India 2.
On the personal front, Jain is married to Pihu Jain, who works at Girnar Software, and is a proud father of two sons. If reports are to be believed, he publicly holds 14 stocks with a net worth of over Rs. 69.6 crores. ALSO READ: Shark Tank India 2: Judges, PREMIER Date To Streaming Time, Everything You Need To Know About The Exciting New Season!
For the unversed, the show is the Indian franchise of the American show of the same name, where known entrepreneurs listen to different business ideas and decide whether or not they want to invest in those ideas. Last season, we saw Anupam Mittal (Founder and CEO of Shaadi.com), Aman Gupta (Co-Founder and CMO of boat), Namita Thapar (Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Vineeta Singh (Co-Founder and CEO of Sugar Cosmetics), Peyush Bansal (Founder & CEO of Lenskart.com) and Ashneer Grover (Former Founder of BharatPe) as the sharks. This season, everyone except Ashneer will be returning to the show along with Amit Jain. The release date of the show is yet to be announced.
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