Stem Center, the Science, technology, engineering, and math learning center, was started by Melissa Jawaharlal and Lavanya Jawaharlal in September 2011. As of March 2024, Stem Center’s net worth is $3 Million, and has a whopping $2 Million in annual revenue.

On October 30, 2015, they appeared on season 7 episode 6 of Shark Tank USA and made a deal with Lori Greiner for $150,000 for 15% equity. The final valuation was $1 Million, the same as the founder’s initial estimate of $1 Million.

The STEM Center USA is still in business as of August 19, 2023. Stem Center offers K-12 robotics and coding classes for kids and school districts. They are actively promoting their classes on social media and their website.

Stem Center Net Worth

Net worth$3 Million
Annual Sales Revenue$2 Million
Life time sales
Shark Tank InvestorLori Greiner
FoundersMelissa Jawaharlal & Lavanya Jawaharlal
Employees11-50 employees

Stem Center Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2023$3 Million
Net Worth 2022$2.5 Million
Net Worth 2021$1.6 Million
Net Worth 2020$1.5 Million
Net worth in 2015 after appearing on Shark Tank$1 Million
Net worth in 2015 before appearing on Shark Tank  $1 Million

Stem Center Pitch on Shark Tank

Company nameStem Center
ProductScience, technology, engineering, and math learning center
EpisodeSeason 7 Episode 6
Founders Melissa Jawaharlal and Lavanya Jawaharlal
Asked for$150,000 for 15% equity
Final deal$200,000 for 20% equity
Shark Lori Greiner
LocationAll Around United States

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Stem Center Founders

Stem Center was founded by Melissa Jawaharlal and Lavanya Jawaharlal in 2011. Melissa and Lavanya are sisters who founded STEM Center USA with a mission to share their love for tinkering and creating. They both graduated with degrees in Mechanical Engineering from USC and UC Berkeley, respectively. Lavanya is an entrepreneur, engineer, and educator who is passionate about providing equitable learning opportunities through hands-on, STEM education.

Stem Center’s founders, Melissa Jawaharlal, and Lavanya Jawaharlal’s net worth is unavailable. However, according to the deal of the Shark Tank pitch, they had 85% equity in the company. Therefore Melissa Jawaharlal, and Lavanya Jawaharlal should have more than $2.5 million combined net worth as of 2024.

Key accomplishments:

2023They have trained over 100,000 students in robotics and coding.
2022They have partnered with over 1,000 school districts across the United States.
2021They have won several awards, including the Excellence in Education Award from the National Robotics Education Association.


From their beginnings on Shark Tank to their current status as a thriving business. They have proven that with the right idea and execution, anything is possible. We can’t wait to see the future for Spretz and its continued success.

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