The Shark Tank sharks were recently taken aback when they came across a pitcher who had only recently turned 18. Shreyaan Daga, the owner of a skill development firm, not only impressed them with his entrepreneurial journey, but also received a standing ovation from Aman Gupta
Sony shared the promo with the caption, “Is Entrepreneur Ki Journey Aur Age Sunke Sharks Bol Pade ‘Oh My God’ (you will also be surprised on knowing this entrepreneur’s journey and age).” It opens with Peyush Bansal asking Shreyaan his age. But Shreyaan choses to share his entrepreneurial journey first. Talking about how he started earning at the age of 8, he says, “That is when I started selling my paintings. Pahli baar paisa kamaya (earned money for the first time), 9000 rupees. Then I did internship in the stock market in the 7th grade. Research kiya. 9th grade main maine school me loans dena shuru kia at 45-50 percent interest (started giving loans in school).”
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Despite a few interruptions from sharks inquiring about his age, Anupam Mittal cut him off, saying, “Bhai, why are you being slippery? “Please tell me your age.” “Main abhi 18 saal ka hu, 20 din pahle hi 18 saal ka hua hu,” Shreyaan finally admitted, “I am 18, just turned 18 20 days ago.”
“Oh my God,” Vineeta Singh exclaimed, while Peyush Bansal wished him a happy birthday. On being asked if he goes to college, he said, “No, I left school after 10th grade. “OLN is my full-time focus.”
During the episode, Shreyaan also revealed how his father loaned him 2 lakh to start his startup, which he was able to repay many times over. He eventually struck a deal with Vineeta Singh and Peyush Bansal for 30 lakh for 5% equity and a valuation of 6 crore. After learning about the revenue Shreyaan was making from his company, Aman Gupta gave him a standing ovation and referred to him as a champ.