5 Firebrand Female Founders Who Wowed Us on Shark Tank India S3

By: Ayushi Dutta, Correspondent

Shark Tank India, is the most famous business reality show in India that not only entertains its viewers but also promotes the sense of building brands in a creative manner along with promoting growth for the economic welfare of the country.

Shark Tank India has become a phenomenon. The show’s Indian version has successfully completed two seasons that featured a host of unique pitches from both male and female entrepreneurs for their brands. The show’s third season is no different. It featured several unique brands and founders which also included many female-owned brands.

Shark Tank India as a show has significantly impacted India's start-up revolution, particularly among women. The show has encouraged women to participate in discussions about business topics, fostering a surge of female entrepreneurs in the country.

What is Shark Tank India?

'Shark Tank India' is a series where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to wealthy investors, known as "sharks", for investment in exchange for equity stakes. The business reality show showcases innovations and business acumen from various industries, providing valuable insights into the world of business and investment, and aims to provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs. The TV show also showcases entrepreneurs from various industries, highlighting their challenges and triumphs. The show offers valuable insights and offers viewers an engaging format to learn from the experiences of both entrepreneurs and sharks.

Season 1 and Season 2 both remain standout in India's entrepreneurial journey of the pitchers whereas Season 3 of the show is the same. It started on 22 January 2024 and is still on air on Sony LIV, where some unique pitches have been made that astonished the sharks and grabbed wide attention on social media.

Let’s meet 5 such female founders and their brands that became the talk of the town after Season 3:

Aashnee Gajaria & Sandhya Seshadri: Niblerzz

Niblerzz has come up with a sweet solution for the candy-loving kids all around. It is a guilt-free candy brand and a vegan option for those following a plant-based lifestyle, focusing on clean ingredients and eliminating artificial additives, making a guilt-free treat for sweet-toothers. It was founded by Aashnee Gajaria and Sandhya Seshadari. It has No Added Sugars, No Preservatives, No Gelatin, No Gluten, and contains Real fruit goodness. They serve a variety of treats including, including lollipops and fruit gummies.

Aashnee started working in the advertising field after her graduation. She became passionate about the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) industry while working with Sandhya. She co-founded the idea of reimaging the candy wheel so that everyone may enjoy guilt-free confectionaries. She was aware that traditional candies frequently have excessive amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients. She wished to change the narrative of cofounding this venture.

Sandhya has worked in the advertising industry for more than 13 years, she established brands such as Marico, L'Oreal, and Garnier. Beyond advertising, she has acquired training at the Le Cordon Bleu Paris in culinary that fueled her imagination and creativity. She even owns a profitable pastry shop.

Ask & Final Offer: The partnership of both ladies garnered wide attention for this homegrown vegan candy. The duo asked for Rs 50 Lakhs for 3% Equity where Shark Aman gave a condition that "If Other Investors Do Not Come on Board, He Won't Either” and presented an offer of Rs 10 Lakhs for 5% Equity + Rs 40 Lakhs Debt at 10% Interest for 2 Years. The deal was signed with acceptance.