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ABC's 'Shark Tank' dives into season 11 with four brand-new guest sharks


Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:30 pm

Katrina Lake, founder and CEO, Stitch Fix; Daniel Lubetzky, founder and executive chairman, KIND; Maria Sharapova, international tennis champion and founder, Sugarpova; Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO, 23andMe join recurring ‘Shark’ Rohan Oza and guest ‘Shark’ Matt Higgins

“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, announced the addition of four brand-new guest “Sharks,” including founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake; founder and CEO of KIND, Daniel Lubetzky; international tennis champion and founder of Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova; co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki.

The guest “Sharks, who are icons and trailblazers in their respective business fields, will appear individually alongside “Sharks” Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary in various episodes during the 2019-20 season.

Rohan Oza, iconic Smartwater and Vitaminwater brand builder, and serial entrepreneur Matt Higgins, co-founder and CEO of RSE Ventures, also return for the show’s 11th season.

Produced by MGM Television and Sony Pictures Television, the show returns Sunday, Sept. 29 (9 p.m. EDT). Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

Lake is the founder and CEO of Stitch Fix and the youngest woman ever to take a company public. In under eight years, Stitch Fix has grown from an idea to a company that’s worth $3 billion serving over 3 million clients in the U.S. and U.K. and employing 6,000 people.

Lubetzky, author, founder and executive chairman of KIND, is on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and act at a time. Maker of delicious and nutritious foods, KIND created a new healthy snacking category with the introduction of its first fruit and nut bars in 2004. Established as a not-only-for-profit, KIND is also committed to using its business as a vehicle for social change.

Sharapova is a world-class tennis champion, author, entrepreneur and founder of candy line, Sugarpova. Her passion for craftsmanship and detail is reflected in everything she does – both on and off the tennis court. After moving to the U.S. from Russia at age 6 to pursue her tennis career, Sharapova turned professional at age 14. She won Wimbledon at age 17 – the first of her five career Grand Slam titles – and has been ranked No. 1 in the world by the WTA on five separate occasions.

Wojcicki is the CEO and co-founder of 23andMe. She co-founded it in 2006 after a decade spent in health care investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Her hope was to empower consumers with access to their own genetic information and to create a way to generate more personalized information so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics. Presently, 23andMe has built one of the world’s largest databases of individual genetic information.

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