Shark Tank India 2: Namita Thapar opens up about having 2 IVF failures before conceiving her second child naturally
In the latest episode of Shark Tank India 2, witnessed entrepreneurs Vikram Rajput, Sohan Sahu, and Chandan Prasad pitch their idea to the sharks. They talked about infertility and how it has become a taboo in society and nobody talks about it freely. They showcased their IUI home kit with which couples can test at home without going to the hospital. They asked for Rs 50 lakhs in return for 1% equity with a valuation of Rs 50 crores.
After listening to their pitch Namita shared her story of how she was unable to get pregnant for the second time. She said “In my case when I was 28 years old I wanted to get pregnant and in 2 months I conceived and had a normal pregnancy after that, for 3 to 4 years I tried and I couldn’t conceive. I have gone through 2 infertility treatments and those 25 injections and the emotional and physical pain that I went through. Even the taboo things that keep your legs up, crossing your legs and I already have kids but imagine the parents who don’t have kids. After two attempts I gave up and said that I am happy with one child. But then a miracle happened and I conceived naturally. Apparently, the memory stayed with me and for 10 years I couldn’t talk about it publicly even on my Youtube channel I couldn’t as it was taboo to speak, a scar but 6 months back I spoke about infertility with the doctor and stayed up all night thinking if I could go public about this. People did support me and said it’s private and why do you wanna talk about it? But then I listened to my heart and for the first time I spoke about it and have written about the particular thing in my book.”
The sharks praised Namita for talking openly about her experience and also for letting people know about it. Vineeta offered the entrepreneurs Rs 50 lakhs for 1.67 equity with a valuation of Rs 30 crores. Further even Namita offered a deal of Rs 20 crores for 1% equity and Rs 30 lakhs debt @ 10% equity with a valuation of Rs 20 crores.
The entrepreneur thought about both offers for a while and then signed the deal with Namita.