In a recent promo floated, Shark Tank India ‘Sharks’ were left impressed by LGBTQ pitchers presenting their ‘BeUnic’ marketplace. The upcoming week of the Shark Tank India season 2 appears to be rather promising, with four very different yet heart touching pitches. The promo making rounds of social media shows the judges Anupam Mittal, Peyush Bansal, Vineeta Singh, Namita Thapar, and Aman Gupta impressed with the pitchers and their unique ideas and business opportunities.

Amid the four varying pitches, the sharks were left impressed by LGBTQ pitcher, who also brought his mother as a support and cheerleader for him. While homosexuality has been decriminalised in India, the societal taboo and unacceptance of the larger consensus has let members belonging to the LGBTQ community be marginalised.

To break stereotypes, an LGBTQ pitcher made his way to Shark Tank India and also brought his mother alongside. The pitcher presents his business BeUnic, a unique community-driven marketplace by the LGBTQ community, and the pitchers are seen being impressed and touched by the progressive ideas.

In the promo, the pitcher’s mother also expressed that she accepted his son and touched the sharks by saying, “Love them, hug them because closet is not the place to be in”. The mother’s stance was lauded and sharks called her ‘courageous’.

The Facts of the Matter

In the past, reality-show Shark Tank India has been lauded for breaking the stereotype of presenting a business show. The show breaks stereotypes in a unique manner where a layman can understand the concepts of running and investing in a business, while having fun thanks to banter flying around from all sides. Further, with several female entrepreneurs coming and scooping up investments, the show also paves way for an entire generation of aspiring women wanting to make a dent in the universe.


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Shark Tank India Welcomes Pitcher from LGBTQ

Recently, the show was lauded by the netizens for its progressiveness, as it welcomed an LGBTQ entrepreneur on the show to pitch his idea. The show’s promo has been making rounds of social media, with netizens appreciating persons from marginalized communities wanting to make it big.

In the upcoming week of Shark Tank India, the sharks will be part of varied pitches and entrepreneurs from different walks of life seeking investments. Among these pitchers is the pitcher of ‘BeUnic’.


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What is BeUnic?

BeUnic was founded in July 2019 by Ashish and Vishesh Chopra and has emerged as a unique marketplace and community-driven platform that caters to members of LGBTQ community. The venture also enables artists and designers to put their artwork on the platform and get an audience.

In the pitch, Ashish’s mother earned praises by sharks for her progressive nature.

Mother’s Heartwarming Speech Wins Praises

She said that she decided to accept her son for who he is in public, and said, “Love them, hug them because closet is not the place to be in”. Sharks were left touched with the mother’s stance, and Anuptam Mittal called her ‘courageous’ and ‘fantastic’.

After the episode aired, it was revealed that the sharks, although impressed by the platform, opted out from investing. The sharks thought that the idea was in its infancy and was not investable at the moment. It should be noted that Lenskart co-founder Peyush Bansal did offer the mother-son duo investment, but the duo declined.


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Netizens React

Although the pitchers walked out without investments, they were a hit on social media. This is how netizens reacted to the promo of the show.

 

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