'Shark Tank India 2': Footwear startup founder spurns Mittal's job offer - Mumbai News

Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Entrepreneur Ganesh Balakrishnan, who appeared on 'Shark Tank India 2', received a job offer from Shaadi.com founder Anupam Mittal. He declined it, saying that he wants to focus on his business.

by IANS | Updated Jan 08, 2023

'Shark Tank India 2': Footwear startup founder spurns Mittal's job offer - Mumbai News

Mittal pointed out that this platform is not just for funding and business, and offered Ganesh a job, saying: "I have an open offer for you."

Ganesh, an IIT Bombay alumnus and an MBA, who started Flatheads in 2019 and did well during the pandemic, is going through a tough phase. He said he did not accept the offer because he wishes to focus on his business.

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Flatheads is an online store for shoes and sneakers made with natural products.

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to get on 'Shark Tank India 2' and pitch to the sharks," Ganesh said. "It really gave me a perspective on what is important to me, not just as an entrepreneur, but also as a family man."

He added: "I will always remember Anupam's statement that survival is the most important thing for an entrepreneur, and will take Aman's advice on taking a break, building some learnings, and coming back strong."

Talking about Mittal's offer, he explained: "Building Flatheads has been a roller-coaster journey. Anupam's offer was genuine and heartfelt, and I'll ever remain grateful to him for that gesture. But I realised I needed some time to reflect on my journey before I made a decision on the next stage of my life."

Ganesh clarified: "I didn't take up the offer in an emotional moment because I really wanted to make sure I was making the best possible choice for myself and my family."

'Shark Tank India 2' is judged by Anupam Mittal (Founder and CEO of Shaadi.com - People Group), Aman Gupta (Co-Founder and CMO of boAt), Namita Thapar (Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Vineeta Singh (Co-Founder and CEO of SUGAR Cosmetics), Peyush Bansal (Founder & CEO of Lenskart.com), and Amit Jain CEO and Co-Founder, CarDekho Group and InsuranceDekho.com.

The reality show airs on Sony Entertainment Television.

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