Shark Tank finds it’s Sharks and Hosts

One of Ten’s big hopes in 2015 Shark Tanks has found it’s host and sharks.

Shark Tank will be hosted by Sarah Harris from Studio 10, the Australian version of Shark Tank will showcase local innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs from all walks of life presenting their ideas, products and visions to the “sharks”.

The five “sharks”: Janine Allis (Boost Juice Bars), Andrew Banks  (Talent2), Steve Baxter (entrepreneur and investor), John McGrath (McGrath Estate Agents) and  Naomi Simson (RedBalloon).

Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “There are two core elements that  sit at the heart of Shark Tank: the crazy, practical, inspiring, hilarious and jaw-dropping inventions  and ideas presented by everyday Australians and, of course, the “sharks”.

“The ‘sharks’ represent a variety of businesses and industries bringing myriad skills, expertise, and knowledge to Shark Tank.

“Janine, Andrew, Steve, John and Naomi are passionate about finding the next great Australian  success story. Each week, they will invest their time, talent and – if they like the ideas and products presented to them – own money to help create amazing inventions. They will analyse, debate and have a lot of fun,” she said.

Boost Juice Bars founder and Executive Director of Retail Zoo, Janine Allis has been awarded many retail, franchise and business awards including Telstra Business Woman of the Year and Amex Retailer of the Year. This year, BRW magazine named Janine one of the 15 people who changed the way Australia does business in the past 35 years.

Andrew Banks is one of the founders of Talent2 International, a publicly traded company on the ASX,  which focuses on HR outsourcing and executive search and selection. He had previously co-founded  the leading recruitment firm, Morgan & Banks,

Serial entrepreneur, investor, founder of River City Labs and board member of StartupAUS, Steve Baxter is Australia’s king of tech start-up investments.  John McGrath, CEO and founder of McGrath Estate Agents, is one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry, selling $10.1 billion of residential properly in 2013-14.

Considered one of the Australia’s leading recent business success stories, Naomi Simson founded Red Balloon in 2014. Her company has now sold more than 2.5 million experiences and has appeared  on the BRW magazine’s Great Places to Work list five years in a row.

Shark Tank will air on Ten in 2015.