Gud Gum (Mayank & Bhuvan) on Shark Tank India Update

Last updated on 19 February 2024.

Find everything about plastic-free Gud Gum’s pitch on Shark Tank India, its founders, and the latest updates about the company!

Gud Gum on Shark Tank India

A lot of chewing gums have plastics in them, but not this one.

Here are the key details about their pitch on Shark Tank:

NameGud Gum
FoundersMayank Nagori, Bhuvan Nagori
EpisodeSeason 3 Episode 11
Ask₹50 Lakhs for 5% Equity
Deal₹80 Lakhs for 10% Equity + Royalty
SharksVineeta Singh, Ritesh Agarwal, Anupam Mittal, Aman Gupta

Gud Gum has made India’s first 100% plastic-free chewing gum. So, what’s the alternative to plastic? These gums are made from Chicle Tree Sap, which is biodegradable. They also claim it is kid-friendly and safe for diabetic people.

They have 4 different flavors available: Charcoal Spearmint, Raspberry, Lemon, and Strawberry. You can get a pack of all these flavors from Amazon (*Affiliate Link): 

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The founder wanted funding of ₹50 lakh for 5% equity. The plan is to gain more market share and add nutritional ingredients to position them as health supplements. They also want to add more confectionary items like lollipops and candies.

Anupam had already met with the founders, while Vineeta had known about them before. She even liked the packaging but Aman pointed out that they were still using plastic bags to pack the gums. The founder said that they are looking for alternatives.

But the other thing they all liked was the packaging included some blank papers to spit the gums and throw it properly. 

Another interesting fact is that Gud Gum is collaborating with another Shark Tank India company Perfora, from season 2. Then, the tank moved to talk about the premium price.

Founder Mayank explained the reason behind it, as they were using natural ingredients in smaller quantities. With large orders, they can significantly reduce the cost.

Namita was out at first because of the smaller market size and the high price.

Aman then jumped in with the same deal that was asked but with some royalty. Ritesh and Anupam joined him instantly. Namita was offered, but later they all came in together.

Watch the full pitch here:

Sharks Aman Gupta, Anupam Mittal, Ritesh Agarwal, and Vineeta Singh invested ₹80 Lakhs for 10% Equity. They will also get a 4% royalty until the initial investment is recouped.

About The Founders

Brothers Mayank and Bhuvan Nagori are the co-founders of Gud Gum.

Mayank mastered Food Production Management from the University of Nottingham.

He then worked in many companies, before starting 3 startups. One is Soft Corner ice cream delivery, the Second is Pani Foods which makes healthy snacks and the third is Gud Gum.

On the other side, Bhuvan manages marketing because he studied BBA in entrepreneurship at Christ University. He is also a partner at Pani Foods.

After Shark Tank Updates

Like most of such consumer products at low MRP, a lot of audiences fled to buy it from their website. In just a few hours, they went out of stock on many marketplaces, which is good to see.

However, some people still complained about the plastic packaging. Co-founder Bhuvan uploaded a video on their social media to explain the situation and how the plastic they were using can be cycled.

By the way, other businesses featured in this episode were Eva Scalp Cooling System and Elitty Makeup.

Here is the official company pitch: “Gud Gum is India’s first all-natural, biodegradable & plastic-free chewing gum. It is free from all artificial sweeteners, colors, and flavors. Chewing Gud Gum is not only better for the planet & you, but also helps run the livelihoods of tribal farmers who harvest this tree sap. It is the result of extensive ingredient research & kitchen trials.


So now you know about the pitch of Gud Gum on Shark Tank India and what happened next. There is a lot of potential in this startup!

And if you don’t know who I am? I am Ranish Chauhan a.k.a. Fulmino Fan, a Fan of the Shark Tank show. 

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