'Shark Tank India' Judge, Vikas D Nahar, CEO Of Happilo: From Rs 10K To Rs 500 Cr Revenue Run Rate

Everything you need to know about the guest judge of 'Gateway to Shark Tank India 2', Vikas D Nahar, who is the CEO of Happilo, a company with a revenue run-rate of Rs. 500 crores.


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'Shark Tank India' Judge, Vikas D Nahar, CEO Of Happilo: From Rs 10K To Rs 500 Cr Revenue Run Rate

The second season of India’s first-ever business reality show, Shark Tank India 2, is now inches away from its grand finale. The second instalment of the hit reality show saw a major change, as it didn’t feature renowned investor and entrepreneur, Ashneer Grover, who was the X-factor of the show’s first season. However, despite his absence from the show, Shark Tank India 2 managed to grab headlines and the line-up of judges, Aman Gupta, Anupam Mittal, Peyush Bansal, Namita Thapar, Amit Jain (who replaced Ashneer on the show) and Vineeta Singh, made sure to keep the audiences hooked.

Shark Tank India 2 announced a special episode, Gateway to Shark Tank India 2, with guest judge, Vikas D Nahar

The makers of the business reality show, Shark Tank India 2, recently announced that before the grand finale of the current season, a digital episode would premiere on the streaming platform, SonyLiv. The special episode will be called Gateway to Shark Tank India 2, and it will be a huge chance for entrepreneurs to get an entry to the grand finale of Shark Tank India 2.

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The special episode will have a guest judge, Vikas D Nahar, who will be joining Vineeta Singh, Peyush Bansal, Amit Jain and Namita Thapar, as reports are rife that Aman Gupta and Anupam Mittal will skip the episode. Since the announcement of the Gateway to Shark Tank India 2 episode, people have been searching about the background of the guest judge, Vikas D Nahar. For the unversed, the young and dynamic entrepreneur is the Founder and CEO of Happilo, which is one of the leading names in the nuts and dry fruits industry. Other than that, there are still some noteworthy facts about Vikas that needs to be known by everyone. So without further ado, let’s know everything about him!

Vikas D Nayar started his company, Happilo, with an initial capital of just Rs. 10,000

At the moment, Vikas D Nayar’s company, Happilo's revenue rate is estimated to be around the whopping sum of Rs. 5000 crores. However, the Founder and CEO of the company started it with an initial capital of just Rs. 10,000. The journey from 10,000 to 5,000 crores is simply surreal and demands a lot of effort and vision from Vikas D Nayar. Right now, Happilo is one of the leading brands in the dry fruit and nuts sector.

Vikas D Nayar belongs to a farming family

The successful entrepreneur and investor, Vikas D Nayar, belong to a farming family, who used to grow coffee and pepper. That was the reason why right from an early age, business was something that became a part of his life. The entrepreneur had learned a lot from his family members and how they used to deal in the market with customers or brokers.

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Vikas D Nayar is a graduate of the Bangalore University

Vikas D Nayar’s family always pushed and motivated him to study, as they knew the value of education in life. Even he was quite interested in learning new things, so he had been to Bangalore University, where he got admission to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Application course.

After his post-graduation, Vikas D Nayar joined Satvikk Speciality Foods

After completing his graduation in Science in Computer Application from Bangalore University, Vikas D Nayar took admission to Symbiosis International University. The youngster pursued MBA there, and once it was done, he got a job at Satvikk Speciality Foods. It was a game-changing moment for him, as he was appointed as the Managing Director.

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Vikas K Nayar's experience at Satvikk Speciality Foods opened the gates for Happilo

After working for some time in Satvikk Speciality Foods as the Managing Director, Vikas K Nayar had learned a lot of things about the food and dry fruits industry. It was his experience and learning at Satvikk that really boosted his confidence to try his luck with his dream project, Happilo. It was a big decision for Vikas to start his own company, but with his belief and hard work, he has managed to make Happilo one of the biggest brands in the world. For the unversed, Vikas K Nayar’s company has 100 varieties of chocolates, 60 varieties of spices, 40 varieties of dry fruits, and much more.

Vikas K Nayar owns a DT Motor Sports Team

The dynamic entrepreneur, Vikas K Nayar, has incredible marketing knowledge and made sure that his company, Happilo gets the attention of as many people as possible. From collaborating with Bollywood films to feature his products and partnering with Indian Kabaddi Team, Vikas also owns a team in DT Motor Sports to promote his brand.

Every year, Vikas K Nayar ensures that Happilo reaches new heights and breaks records in the industry with its revenue run rate. No doubt, so far, they’re looking like a real deal!

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