'Agar numbers mein dum nahi hain..': Shark Tank India 3's Azhar Iqubal reveals what makes him invest in a startup

    Azhar Iqubal, the newest shark in town, opens up about his thoughts behind making investments ahead of Shark Tank India 3

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    Shark Tank India 3

    After two spectacular seasons, the beloved business reality show Shark Tank India is all set to return to our screens with season 3. Every year we witness several new entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of sharks. Well, this year there are 6 new sharks who will be joining the OG sharks. One of these investors, who will grace the panel, is Co-Founder and CEO of Inshorts Azhar Iqubal. Ahead of his debut as a shark, Azhar has now revealed what makes him want to invest in any startup.

    In a recent chat with OTT Play, Azhar explained that he looks at numbers. It doesn’t matter if the business began 6 months ago or one year ago. What matters to him is whether the revenue and users are growing each month or not. He was quoted saying, “I feel agar numbers mein dum nahi hain, then I don't invest. I don't value the start-up founder's thinking, analysis, the way he/she speaks, degree, and experience. If his/her (start-up's) numbers are speaking, then everything else is secondary. That is how I look at it.”

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    It sure is inspiring to understand how this shark decides where to put his money. Well, we are quite excited to see Azhar on the sharks’ panel this season. The other new sharks who will be making their debut with Shark Tank India 3 are MD and CEO of Edelweiss Mutual Fund Radhika Gupta, Co-Founder and Chairperson of UpGrad Ronnie Screwvala, Founder and CEO of ACKO Varun Dua, Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Zomato Deepinder Goyal. Meanwhile the OG sharks who will be returning to the panel are Co-Founder and CEO of SUGAR Cosmetics Vineeta Singh, Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals LTD Namita Thapar, Co-Founder and CMO of boAt Aman Gupta, CEO and Co-founder of CarDekho Group and InsuranceDekho.com Amit Jain, Co-founder and CEO of Lenskart.com Peyush Bansal and Founder and CEO of Shaadi.com – People Group Anupam Mittal.

    Shark Tank India season 3 will premiere on Sony LIV and Sony Entertainment Television on 22nd January.