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Shark Tank India, Season-2 has come to a close, and what a wild ride it has been! Sure, we may not have had as many tech startups as we would like, nevertheless, the startups that did make it to the tank were impressive, and even managed to raise funding from notoriously difficult-to-impress investors.
The sharks in this season were Amit Jain, Aman Gupta, Namita Thapar, Peyush Bansal, Anupam Mittal, and Vineeta Singh.
Here is the list of top tech startups that raised investment from the sharks and also caught our eyes.
Namita Thapar invested ₹50 lakhs for 3.5% equity and ₹50 lakhs debt @10% interest.
AyuSynk is a digital stethoscope that replaces traditional stethoscopes by amplifying auscultation sounds. The device can be connected with the AyuShare app which allows recording the sounds and sharing them in real-time. This also enables doctors to see visual splits of S1 and S2 (Systole and Diastole) for better diagnostic accuracy.
Pairing with the app also enables detection of abnormalities in the cardiac sounds of patients. The device is powered by A21 chipset, built by the company itself.
Developed by an IIT-Bombay startup AyuDevices, founded by Adarsha K, Rupesh Ghyar, and Tapas Pandey, the devices have also been tested in various healthcare systems in India.
Namita Thapar, Aman Gupta, Peyush Bansal, and Amit Jain invested ₹75 lakh for 15% equity
insideFPV is one of India’s first companies that provides plug-and-fly FPV drones for consumers, agriculture, and also defence. The company’s mission is to make drone purchases in India safe and convenient and open up the sky for everyone. Customers do not require a pilot licence to fly insideFPV drones.
Based out of Surat, the company has been recognised by the Government of India as a robotics industry startup and has also been trusted by VIT and DLabs at ISB, Hyderabad. It was founded by Arth Chowdhary, Oshi Kumari, and Devyant Bhardwaj.
Namita Thapar and Anupam Mittal invested ₹40 lakhs for 3.2% equity
Featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30, Cloudworx Studio is a web-based no-code platform for building 3D twins in the metaverse. According to the team, users can build 3D twins of their companies in three simple steps – orchestration, visualisation, and enablement, without hiring any 3D experts.
Coming out of Meerut, Cloudworx was founded by Yuvraj Tomar and Kaushik Bharadwaj. Currently, the team is building enterprise metaverse 3D content from real-time data using sensors, equipment, and interactions.
Peyush Bansal invested ₹50 lakhs for 10% equity
A digital health company, CureSee is enabling AI-based vision therapy software for treating eye diseases like amblyopia, computer vision syndrome, scleral lenses, and post-refractive surgeries. Through this innovation, patients will be able to access eye care on their phones anytime.
Aman Gupta invested ₹80 lakhs for 2% equity and ₹70 lakhs debt @ 12% interest
With a mission to develop and deliver cost-effective 3D printing machines, WOL3D has been building manufacturing and innovative technology in sectors like engineering, medicine, architecture, and manufacturing. This includes products like 3D prototyping, printing, filaments, and 3D pens as well.
The company has been distributing the technology to brands like Flashforge, Creality 3D, and Qidi, among others. It was founded by Rahul Chandalia and now has offices in 10 cities across India.
Aman Gupta and Peyush Bansal invested ₹75 lakhs for 3% equity.
The first made-in-India Android laptops, Primebook is building and delivering affordable laptops for students. The laptops are powered by Android 11 ecosystem with MediaTek chips, along with 4G SIM connectivity. These have expandable storage up to 200GB and 4GB RAM, that powers the custom-built PrimeOS.
Namita Thapar invested ₹ 1 crore for 2.5% equity (Condition – If the revenue of ₹20 crores is not achieved in the next financial year, the sharks will get an additional 2.5% equity)
For making pregnancy monitoring easy, Janitri provides foetal and maternal monitoring solutions that meet medical standards and can be utilised both in hospitals and homes. Their technology is protected by patents and has been validated through clinical research to guarantee precision and safety.
The products include Keyar CM, Keyar DT, Daksh (Pregnancy Monitoring Software, Keyar Mini, Keyar DT Lite, and an application for smartphones. The company is founded by Arun Agarwal.
Namita Thapar invested ₹45 lakhs for 25% equity
Redefining education with augmented reality (AR), HoloKitab is an edtech platform that enables book publishers to deliver AR content for students on books through smartphones. The product includes many books including the alphabet and counting for kids of very young age. Users can download the app and scan the books to activate the AR features.