Anupam Mittal breaks down remembering grandma who died during pitch, says ‘it breaks my heart’
The second season of Shark Tank India made an impressive and surprising entry. In the second episode, we got to see an emotional and vulnerable side of a shark. During the episode, an entrepreneur, Abhishek Baheti, approached the shark about investing in his children’s smartwatch brand. This smartwatch helps parents overlook and monitor their children’s safety even when they are away from home.
Shark Aman Gupta asked Abhishek about the vision and story behind the brand. The budding entrepreneur shared that the basic idea for this product came after a personal loss. Baheti told of an incident where he lost a family child to a fire. Abhishek’s house in Mumbai caught fire a few years ago and four people were trapped inside the house. Only two survived and he lost a child and an elderly limb in the fire. This incident inspired him to build something to help children stay in touch with their parents in such situations.
After hearing about this incident, all the Sharks were emotional. Anupam Mittal asked him why he didn’t plan to make a smartwatch for the elderly as well. According to him, even old people are as helpless as children in such dangerous situations. Anupam burst into tears and shared her personal loss of losing her grandmother to the fire.
Anupam said, “I remember my grandmother died in a fire 2 years ago. This thing still got me thinking. old people too.” After this suggestion, Aman, Peyush and Namita refused to invest. Vineeta Singh and Anupam offered Rs 1 crore for 10% equity and Rs 1 crore debt with 15% interest. Abhishek accepted the offer, calling himself a dark horse.
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