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Shark Tank Analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud

March 31, 2017


Shark Tank Analytics

ABC’s Shark Tank is a reality TV series that gives budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of successful investors with hopes that they’ll turn their dreams into reality. After pitching their ideas in the ‘Shark Tank’, the ‘Sharks’ (investors) can either invest in the idea, or pass.

Each season produces a mountain of data and we thought it would be interesting to use SAP Analytics Cloud to find out who’s making the most lucrative deals, how much money has been invested over the seasons, and which featured company has been the most profitable.

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Shark’s net worth

The Sharks often rotate, but the five staple investors on the show are Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, and Mark Cuban. These successful venture capitalists have made millions and even billions in their lifetimes, but have you ever wondered how their net worths stack up against each other?

the shark's net worth

Deals made trend

In the first six seasons, the number of deals made has trended upward. Not surprisingly, the Shark with the largest net worth (Mark Cuban) has been among the top deal makers year after year.

deals made shark tank

Shark Tank investment deals totals

Taking an aggregate of all deals made from seasons one through six, we see that Mark Cuban nearly doubles the next highest investor.

the investment totals

Average equity taken by a shark

While Mark Cuban is among the top deal makers, Lori Greiner has taken almost twice as much equity, on average, per deal.

average equity taken by a shark on shark tank

Largest shark tank deals

Ever wonder what the largest Shark Tank deals were? The chart below shows the largest investments in a single company by each investor. Kevin O’Leary invested $2.5 million in Andrew McMurray’s Zips Wine single-serve wine company in return for a 10% equity stake in the company with the option to buy in another $2.5 million worth of equity at the exact same valuation.

the largest shark tank deals

Most successful Shark Tank investments

Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner have had the most successful investments from the show. Kevin invested in a company called GrooveBook, which sold for $14.5 million, whereas Lori saw her initial $150,000 investment grow Readerest to $8 million in revenue a year after airing.

the most successful shark tank investments

Analyzing the data from Shark Tank with the powerful visualizations available in SAP Analytics Cloud shows trends, patterns, outliers, and other valuable insights. To see how SAP Analytics Cloud can transform your data into actionable insights.

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