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The Indian Dream tells the stories of the profitable, long term thinker, risk-taker Entrepreneur because the country needs to be told that there's also a way to build long term value generating businesses in the era of VC funded hyper-growth engines. We wish to use these voices to showcase the strength of the Indian entrepreneurial spirit that forms the backbone of the nation.
 
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On this founder journey, we speak to Abhishek Goel, co-founder and CEO of Cactus Communications. Abhishek & his brother Anurag have built a culture of excellence into Cactus. They have an on-time delivery of 99.63%! How many other Indian businesses can boast of numbers like that? Join our No-Spam WhatsApp Group On this podcast, we've often spoken a…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various ideas on this episode of Business Munchies. We're now actively sharing interesting snippets on Twitter and reels on Instagram. Follow us there to stay updated! Timeline: (00:58) - Revenue Based Financing (22:56) - Translation Services for Movies, TV Shows on Netflix, Prime Vi…
 
In this fascinating conversation about the journey of building a Rs. 100 Cr business from a seed capital of Rs. 64,000, we talk to Suveer Bajaj, Co-founder of FoxyMoron & Zoo Media. FoxyMoron is one of India's premier Digital Marketing & Advertising agency. Suveer started FoxyMoron in 2008, when he was just 19. 13 years later, he has been able to s…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various ideas on this episode of Business Munchies. We're now actively sharing interesting snippets on Twitter and reels on Instagram. Follow us there to stay updated! Timeline: (2:15) - Environmental, Social & Governance standards for big businesses (24:30) - Fractionalization of Re…
 
Welcome to a really exciting episode of the Indian Dream - we've wanted to talk to this founder for the past 1 year at least. In this episode, we speak to Vivek Sahni, co-founder and CEO of Kama Ayurveda. For the few listeners who haven't heard of Kama, they are an Ayurveda based Hair & Beauty brand that now has 59 retail stores across the country.…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various ideas on this episode of Business Munchies. We're now actively sharing interesting snippets on Twitter and reels on Instagram. Follow us there to stay updated! Timeline: (00:0) - Introduction (1:59) - Video & Livestream E-commerce (21:43) - Tiger 21 - Peer Network for High ne…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) host Piyush Kumar, Founder of Rooter to talk about Game Streaming & E-Sports in India. Gaming is a $160B market globally, and game streaming is one of the fastest growing segments within that. Youtube and Twitch are the most popular global game streaming platforms! Youtube has over 40 million active gami…
 
In today's episode we speak to Prashant Sharma, founder of Build by Skip the Line - a combination of a Cohort Based Course and Bootcamp course that takes people from ideation to launching a side-project that can make them financially independent. One of the most popular side projects launched during the Build Cohort is called LetterHunt which gener…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) host Gajendra Jangid, Co-founder of Cars24 to talk about the disruption in the Used Car Market. To get summaries of the content we create, join this NO SPAM Whatsapp group. Today, we're talking about Cars24 and the $20B Pre-owned or Used Car market in India. In Financial Year 19-20, 4.4 Million pre-owned…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various ideas on this episode of Business Munchies. Support us and show us your love by buying us a some beer/chai on this link. Timeline: (00:0) - Introduction (2:00) - Detailed account on how we bought a US based e-commerce business from India (25:43) - What are NFT's? (40:00) - Sa…
 
In this episode, we host Ryan Valles, Co-founder of Interview Kickstart to talk about Marketplace Businesses & Ed-Tech Roundup. (00:51) - Ryan's Professional Journey as an Entrepreneur, Operator, Investor (10:27) - Different Kinds of Marketplace Businesses (18:00) - The Marketplace Cold Start problem & scaling marketplaces (24:40) - Growing Marketp…
 
We talk to Bharat Goenka, Founder of Tally Solutions, maker of ERP and Accounting Software for SMBs since 1986. We cover the journey of building Tally, go deeper into their unique point of views on Customer Empathy, Distribution, Piracy and some philosophy across the entire episode :) We also go through the ups and downs that the business has gone …
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various ideas on this episode of Business Munchies. Support us and show us your love by buying us a some beer/chai on this link. Timeline: (00:0) - Introduction (1:28) - Drone Market in India (25:43) - Account Aggregator Framework of India Stack (37:42) - How to get rid of Annoying C…
 
While preparing for this episode, I kept wondering - How do you even think about bootstraping a video production business? Equipment rental by itself is almost unaffordable in this industry - you have to rent video cameras, lenses, lights and much more. Despite this, Advait and Akshat still managed to bootstrap Supari Studios from a seed capital of…
 
A journey that started 6 years ago has resulted in one of the few Profitable Unicorn startups in India. In the episode today, we speak to Asish Mohapatra, Co-Founder & CEO of Ofbusiness, a B2B Commerce & Lending startup focused on serving the Small & Medium Businesses of India. Episode Outline: (00:00) - Introduction (03:32) - Decision to quit a ca…
 
Heads Up For Tails is India's leading Pet Care ecommerce business and we're super excited to share their story on The Indian Dream. Whoever has heard enough episodes of this show will know that I'm a huge animal lover and have an adopted street dog named Lola. That's why Heads Up For Tails has been on our target list for a long time and we're super…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out to look back at the 100 Episode journey of The Indian Dream. Yes, we've now release 100 Episodes of content around profitable businesses. Support us and show us your love by buying us a some beer/chai on this link. Timeline: (00:18) - Discussing the learnings from 100 Episodes of TID (10:00) - U…
 
In this episode, we talk to Shrey Badhani to talk about the journey of Building Kapiva. Kapiva is an Ayurveda 2.0 Brand that combines the two trends that we've written about previously: Ayurveda & Direct to Consumer. We talk to Shrey about the initial thesis behind Kapiva, the pivot to becoming a consumer brand, their process in creating products a…
 
A journey that started 33 years ago has resulted in a company that does over Rs. 1250 Cr in revenue and has a public market cap of more than 10,000 Crs. This is the story of Mr. Dinesh Thakkar, CMD of Angel Broking. Before we start, let;s define a stock broker. These are entities that act as the middlemen between stock buyers and the stock exchange…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out to discuss some business ideas. Timeline: (00:40) - Latest regulations surrounding Bill Discounting (6:11) - Vitamin D & B12 Deficiency Epidemic (16:40) - Disrupting Water Purifier Market (27:30) - Prediction Gambling (34:00) - Unbundling of Upwork Business Ideas from the episode Regulations in …
 
We have Angad Soni from Sepoy & Co. - a manufacturer of high end tonic water and carbonated beverages. The very idea of of a high quality tonic water did not exist in India before 2017 or 18. It's only in these last few years that we've seen the simultaneous explosion of domestic gin and then tonic right along with them as a great pairing. Now, Sep…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out to discuss some business ideas. Timeline: (00:00) - Intro and some updates (1:30) - No Code WhatsApp Automation (11:15) - Marketplace & Funding for Franchises (24:05) - Unbundling Digital Marketing Agencies Links from the Episode: Sanjeev Jain YouTube Video Sanjeev Jain's website to buy the What…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out with Chinmay Bhogle and Patanjali Pahwa who are currently building The Signal Timeline (00:20) - Introduction to Newsletters & The Signal (03:00) - The Zomato IPO (11:30) - Unbundling Digital Marketing Agencies - Focused on Newsletter Growth (18:15) - Bundling Subscriptions (28:50) - D2C Brands …
 
We speak to Rasika Prashant, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Soulfull Foods which is now a part of Tata Consumer Products. We've also changed the format of the episode a bit - the last 10 or 15 minutes are a Business Munchies discussion where we discuss an idea with Rasika. So what is Soulfull? It's a food brand that's build entire around…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) take a trip down the SME Business Landscape rabbit hole. And they discuss the state of SMEs, the opportunities and what the modern day SME will look like. We've also launched 'Digitise your business using No-Code Tools' course with the launch of our first cohort. Only 10 spots for the first cohort. You c…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out with Tanay who has built interesting and profitable side hustles: Neog.camp, Rock8. Join The Indian Dream WhatsApp group here. The Indian Dream Website Timestamps: (2:00) - Tanay's Journey of Building Two Profitable Side Hustles - Roc8 & Neog.camp (5:27) - The Opportunity in Cohort Based Courses…
 
Today's episode is with Vaibhav Chhabra and Richa Shrivastava from Maker's Asylum. Join our WhatsApp Group For those of you who haven't heard of Maker's Asylum, it is a community space where anybody can go and build their dream project with their own hands. For ex, you always wanted to build a table from scratch but don't have the tools or expertis…
 
Aditya Rao of Kaapi (@adityarao310), Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various business ideas. Send us your feedback at theindiandream20@gmail.com Join our WhatsApp Group. Timeline (1:02) - Aditya's journey with Local Oye and Kaapi (08:45) - Goodreads 2.0 (12:30) - Micro-SaaS Aggregation (Micro Private Equity) (25:45…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various business ideas. Send us an email at theindiandream20@gmail.com Join our WhatsApp Group. Timeline (1:15) - Thras.io Model for India (25:00) - Smart Bartending (28:00) - Ideas for the $50B Indian Wedding Industry Business Ideas Thrasio Model for India: Thrasio is a company in t…
 
In this episode we’re joined by Kevin Storli and Phil Venables to look at the changing role of the chief information security officer (CISO). We discuss:1. How they’ve seen the role of the CISO change over their careers.2. How CISOs can mitigate security risks while enabling their organisation to achieve its goals.3. Current areas of concern, inclu…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various business ideas. Send us an email at theindiandream20@gmail.com Join our WhatsApp Group. Timeline (0:36) - No Code Courses (9:05) - Sexual Wellness Industry (20:30) - Eco Friendly Personal Care Products (26:05) - Table Tennis to replace Golf for Networking (28:00) - Warehousin…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out and discuss various business ideas. Send us an email at theindiandream20@gmail.com Join our WhatsApp Group. Timeline: (1:20) - Liquid teams and the Cooperation Economy (5:20) - Food Processing Industry (17:15) - Fitness Content Creation & Curation for Teenagers (24:30) - Notion Apps Business Ide…
 
In this episode we talk to Karthik Sridharan, co-founder of Flexiple which is a network of the top freelance developers and designers. Karthik's Twitter Contribute to The Indian Dream Join The Indian Dream WhatsApp Group The story of Flexiple is a great example of building a bootstrapped tech enabled internet business from scratch and the sacrifice…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out with Rishabh, Co-founder of Pepper Content. Join The Indian Dream WhatsApp group here. The Indian Dream Website Timestamps: (0:40) - Evolution of Dating Apps (8:45) - Course Creators + Colleges (17:55) - Craft Beer Subscription (23:00) - Cult Gyms but for Kids' Extra-curricular activities Busine…
 
We do a deep dive into the Hotel Industry with Siddharth Goenka, the founder of Octave Hotels and Aiosell. Contribute to The Indian Dream Join The Indian Dream WhatsApp Group Siddharth started his career as a software engineer for Microsoft in the US and now runs a chain of 30+ hotels across Bangalore. He even used his previous software development…
 
We go even deeper into Space Tech with Awais Ahmed from Pixxel Space. Pixxel was just founded in 2019 and is on a mission to build a health monitor for the planet through a constellation of cutting edge hyperspectral small satellites. Our Space Tech Newsletter Contribute to The Indian Dream Questions: (2:30) - Why did you decide to start Pixxel? (8…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out with Karn Nahata, former Swiggy employee. Join The Indian Dream WhatsApp group here. The Indian Dream Website Timestamps: (0:35) - Social Stock Trading Apps (9:50) - The Pet Care Industry in India (20:40) - Interstate food delivery (28:03) - Building habits through social accountability Business…
 
In this episode we’re joined by Sean Sutton and Cara Haffey to discuss how organisations can secure their operational technology (OT). We discuss:1. How OT security differs from IT security.2. Threats we’ve seen targeting operational technology, with a focus on the manufacturing sector. 3. Steps you can take to tackle threats and build resilient op…
 
Support The Indian Dream Project by contributing here. Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of The Indian Dream. This is where we explore markets and ideas that are set to explode in the next 3-5 years. This week, we did a deep diver into the word of Space Technology. Before we talk about the episode, let me give you a high level understanding …
 
We've launched a new show in Hindi in an Exclusive Partnership with Gaana.com. Checkout Founder Journeys on our new show 'Yeh Hai Dhande ki Baat'. The first three episodes with an Export Manufacturer- LNM Auto, Ferns & Petals, and Jiva Ayurveda are out. Check out the show here. In this episode of Business Munchies, Sahil and Sid are back with their…
 
Hey everyone - welcome to The Indian Dream podcast. In this episode we dig deeper into the trend of Plant Based Meats with Abhinav Sinha, co-Founder of GoodDot and GoodDo. Good Dot is a food tech start-up and was one of the first companies to bring plant-based proteins to India - Good do is their Quick Service Restaurant arm that's bringing plant b…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) and Siddharth (@sidbetala) talk to Sajal Khanter, former investment banker and current founder of The Boring News Co - a newsletter that brings you daily news without any sensationalism. Check them out! Join The Indian Dream WhatsApp group here. Timestamps: (0:36) - How do you create trust in SME's using a Social Media or Marketpl…
 
We host Varun and Nicole from Good Food Institute (GFI) to talk about the Plant Based Meat sector in India. Our Plant Based Meat Newsletter Join our No Spam Whatsapp Newsletter where we put summaries of the content we create. Join here. Plant Based Meat products are made out of processing Plants in a way that it resembles the taste, texture and nut…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) & Siddharth (@sidbetala) are joined by Raj Kunkolienkar (aka @Kunksed), Co-Founder of Stoa School with us for this episode of Business Munchies. Join our No-Spam WhatsApp group for Weekly updates on our content! We discuss the following ideas: Data Pooling of Recruiting Data Recruitment is consistently rated as one of the toughest…
 
Welcome to the 75th Episode of The Indian Dream! Our Diamond Jubilee! But sadly, India is currently going through a massive covid crisis - if you haven't already, please consider donating to a Covid Relief effort that can help save lives. Links to Donate for Covid Relief: https://donate.indiacovidresources.in Join our No Spam WhatsApp Group: https:…
 
Sahil (@sahil071) & Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out with Harish Uthayakumar, YouTuber at Curious Harish and co-founder of Clinify, for a special episode of Business Munchies - we look at College Side Hustles. Join our No-Spam WhatsApp group for Weekly updates on our content! Timestamps: (0:45) - Start a YouTube channel as a College Side Hustle. (7:…
 
In this episode, we talk to Vinay Chhajlani about his 3 decade long journey as an Entrepreneur building multiple profitable businesses. We talk to him about the following businesses: 1. Webdunia - India's first Vernacular platform with products and services in Hindi and other regional languages. They were the creators of World's first Hindi Email S…
 
If you like what we do, consider supporting the The Indian Dream Project at this link. We're joined by a special guest today, Saurav Arya. Saurav is the founder of Small World, WorkStays and Impressive Infographics. He's a digital nomad and has travelled to 90+ Countries. Timestamps: (0:35) - Hacker House in Tier II/III Cities (12:00) - Airbnb for …
 
Welcome to The Indian Dream podcast! Our goal is to help entrepreneurs build profitable businesses. We've spoken to more than a hundred founders & investors - our biggest lesson is that we should focus on niche markets to find profitable opportunities. Here's how we do it - we have Trends episodes where each week, we do a deep dive into a business …
 
Second episode in our series about Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain - I highly recommend that you listen to the previous episode first to get the understandings of the basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Join Our WhatsApp Group Blockchain Newsletter McKinsey Report on Blockchain including a graph showing the ease of implementation and impact …
 
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