I have been a regular viewer of “Shark Tank” for years and as season 10 is approaching its finale, I though it is a good time to release a product that provide facts and insights from 218 episodes of Shark Tank. To browse the complete data in a user friendly manner, please follow the app link. In this article, I am presenting 15 insights drawn from the data in the app.

Note: Time Period of Data used in the article — Episode 1 (August 9, 2009) to Episode 218 (April 14, 2019).

Insight 1: Sharks Attendance

Kevin O’Leary is the most regular Shark since season 1 — attended 208 (95%) episodes out of 218. Barbara is on the bottom of the list with the attendance of 122 episodes (56%)

Insight 2: Number of Companies Invested by each Shark

Mark Cuban tops this chart by investing in 147 companies followed by Lori (128), Robert (88), Kevin (86), Daymond (84) and Barbara (80)

Insight 3: Number of Investments to Number of Episodes Attended

This chart combines the information from first two insights and tells us (on average) how many companies a shark invested per 100 episodes attended.

Lori Greiner tops this chart by investing in 78 companies per 100 programs attended. Mr. Wonderful sits on bottom of this chart by investing in only 41 companies per 100 programs attended 🤔

Insight 4: Viewership (US only) across 10 Seasons

Viewership across 10 Seasons

Viewership gradually increased over first 5 seasons and on downward trend since then.

Insight 5: $ Amount Invested over 10 Seasons

Total investment gradually increased from season 1 (5.26 million) to season 6 (26.02 million) and then started dropping. From the past three seasons (7 to 10) the average amount is stabilizing around 18–20 million.

Insight 6: $ Amount Invested by each Shark

Error Alert: Some companies are jointly invested by more than one Shark, but those joint investments are counted equally for all Sharks.

Mark Cuban is the biggest investor in $ terms by investing ≈ $24 million. Barbara takes the last position by investing ≈ $6.5 million.

Insight 7: Investment Statistic by Product Category

Category selection for each product is a subjective matter and may represent some error of judgment.

Can you draw any insight from the table above? List them in the comment section below.

Insight 8: Deal vs. No Deal

If you are thinking to pitch in Shark Tank, there are 56% chance you will get a deal (on average). 494:385 | Deal: No-Deal

Insight 9: Ask vs. Receive

  • Sharks invested over 140 million in 494 deals over 10 seasons.
  • Sharks invested more $’s both in terms of average and median, as compared to what entrepreneurs asked
  • Shark got more equity both in terms of average and median, as compared to what entrepreneurs offered

What other insight can you draw from the table above?

Insight 10: Highest vs. Lowest $ Amount Asked

Products that asked for highest $ amount
Products that asked for highest $ amount
Products that asked for lowest $ amount
Products that asked for lowest $ amount

Insight 11: Highest vs. Lowest % Equity Offered

Products that offered highest % of equity
Products that offered highest % of equity
Products that offered lowest % of equity
Products that offered lowest % of equity

Insight 12: Highest vs. Lowest Implied Valuation of Companies Pitched

Products with highest asking implied Valuation
Products with highest asking implied Valuation
Products with lowest asking implied Valuation
Products with lowest asking implied Valuation

Insight 13: Highest vs. Lowest $ Amount Invested by Shark(s)

Products that received highest $ investment from Shark(s)
Products that received highest $ investment from Shark(s)
Products that received lowest $ investment from Shark(s)
Products that received lowest $ investment from Shark(s)

Insight 14: Highest vs. Lowest % Equity Received by Shark(s)

Products with highest % of Equity recieved by Shark(s)
Products with highest % of Equity recieved by Shark(s)
Products with lowest % of Equity recieved by Shark(s)
Products with lowest % of Equity recieved by Shark(s)

Insight 15: Highest vs. Lowest Valuation Invested at

Products with Highest $ Valuation given by Shark(s)
Products with Highest $ Valuation given by Shark(s)
Products with Lowest $ Valuation given by Shark(s)
Products with Lowest $ Valuation given by Shark(s)

Thanks for reading.

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