165 episodes

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.

The Indian Dream Sahil & Siddharth

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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.

    Scaling a Manufacturing Business to Rs. 550 Cr in 8 Years | Make in India | Sukrit Bharati

    Scaling a Manufacturing Business to Rs. 550 Cr in 8 Years | Make in India | Sukrit Bharati

    Make In India. 

    The three words that will define the future of the country. 

    We have a trade deficit of close to $100 Bn with China. That's Rs. 83,000 Crores that leaves the country and isn't used for our own development. 

    Virtuoso Optoelectronics is a manufacturing company that started in 2015 with the idea of making electronic products in India. Started with circuit boards, then manufactured LEDs and now for the last three years, they've been manufacturing Air Conditioners. 

    I talk to Sukrit about this fantastic journey of scaling to Rs. 330 Cr in Revenue in 8 years! 

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    • 57 min
    Behind the Scenes of Movie Production | Producer of Lust Stories & Bombay Talkies | Ashi Dua | Founder of Flying Unicorn Entertainment

    Behind the Scenes of Movie Production | Producer of Lust Stories & Bombay Talkies | Ashi Dua | Founder of Flying Unicorn Entertainment

    Movie Production. It's something that most of us don't know much about. I host Ashi Dua, Founder of Flying Unicorn Entertainment to talk about her work in producing movies like Lust Stories, Bombay Talkies, Paava Kadhaigal and More! 

    Episode Timeline: 
    (01:09) - Introduction of Ashi Dua
    (03:39) - Why did Ashi move to Bombay?
    (07:12) - Ashi’s introduction to movie production
    (10:10) - Anurag’s role in Ashi’s career
    (11:53) - Anurag’s style of making movies
    (14:42) - What does production entail?
    (17:23) - Producer’s involvement in the finances
    (18:27) - Producer’s compensation
    (19:15) - Bombay Talkies and bringing 4 directors together
    (22:17) - How do producers put projects together?
    (24:20) - Skills needed to be a producer
    (28:37) - Is the industry segregated for producers?
    (31:05) - Predicting Bollywood’s trends
    (35:17) - Choosing the right platform for a movie
    (38:01) - How does someone find their footing in the industry?
    (39:45) - The Dhoom Dhaam Company

    • 44 min
    Rs. 200 Cr of Digital Loans to Small Businesses EVERY MONTH | Story of Indifi | Alok Mittal, Founder & CEO | Episode 166

    Rs. 200 Cr of Digital Loans to Small Businesses EVERY MONTH | Story of Indifi | Alok Mittal, Founder & CEO | Episode 166

    India has 64 Million Micro, Small & Mid Sized Businesses (MSMEs) in India. However, only 12% of them have access to formal credit. There's a massive $530 Billion Credit Gap in this market. In simpler terms, the total demand for formal loans by MSMEs in $819 Billion, out of which $530 Billion is unmet. 

    The problem is that banks don't have the right products and the right business model to serve the MSMEs. That's where Indifi is revolutionizing the market with its Digital Loans made based on Alternative Sources of Data. 

    I host Mr. Alok Mittal, Founder of Indifi Technologies on understanding the problems in the market and how they are solving it. 

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    • 43 min
    Inside the world of Influencer Marketing with Pranav | Founder of OpraahFx

    Inside the world of Influencer Marketing with Pranav | Founder of OpraahFx

    Influencer Marketing. A rapidly growing Industry. I sit down with Pranav, Founder of OpraahFx, one of the first Influencer Marketing Agencies in the country to talk about the rise and evolution of Influencer Marketing. We talk about how Influencer Marketing campaigns get executed, how much do creators get paid, his decision to focus on Gaming Creators and the future of creator led brands! 

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    Episode Timeline: 

    (00:00) Influencers and sponsorship deals

    (03:15) How did Pranav identify the Influencer Marketing opportunity in 2016-17

    (07:22) Why the Legacy Marketing Agencies failed to identify Influencer Marketing Opportunity

    (10:02) First Bollywood x Influencer Marketing Campaign - Fukrey Returns

    (11:45) The Evolution of Influencer Marketing, How do Agencies win new business

    (19:29) How is ROI calculated for Influencer Marketing

    (24:13) Shein & MamaEarth Case Study

    (28:08) How do Creators charge for Campaign 

    (31:04) Influencers becoming celebrities 

    (33:42) Disrupting the micro influencer space

    (39:22) Why did Pranav double down on Gaming Creators?

    (45:50) Different Opportunities for Gaming Creators

    (50:09) Creator-led brands in India

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    • 55 min
    Can Indian Brands Go Global | Empowering Indian MSMEs | Akshay Ghulati, Co-Founder, Shiprocket

    Can Indian Brands Go Global | Empowering Indian MSMEs | Akshay Ghulati, Co-Founder, Shiprocket

    About time that Indian Direct to Consumer Brands make a global impact...

    I talk to Akshay Ghulati - Co-Founder of Shiprocket, who is currently working with many Indian D2C Brands to help them go global!

    Episode Timeline:

    (00:00) - Introduction to ShiprocketX & Indian D2C brands going global
    (03:01) - Why should Indian brands go global now? 
    (07:21) - Experience of taking a Indian brand global.
    (19:13) - The product market fit on successful Indian brands in the global market
    (24:08) - How to select the marketplaces or which market you want to sell in?
    (27:45) - What’s the mindset with the pricing?
    (30:01) - Possibilities with the upside of global selling 
    (33:04) - Pushback from the entrepreneurs 
    (36:49) - Compliance laws of selling oversees
    (41:52) - The segments who will want to take the brand global
    (42:56) - High potential categories to get high global success
    (48:22) - What are the opportunities to build agency type of businesses in this ecosystem?
    (52:18) - What are the steps I need to take to run an experiment of taking my brand global?

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    • 55 min
    AI Revolution in Farming | KissanAI for Bharat ft. Dr. Pratik Desai

    AI Revolution in Farming | KissanAI for Bharat ft. Dr. Pratik Desai

    Artificial Intelligence will change the way our food is grown. Want to know how?

    In this fascinating conversation with Dr. Pratik Desai, a Computer Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Expert, we talk about his startup KissanAI and how it's helping the farmers in India get much needed information about all aspects of farming - from fertilisers to crop diseases to ideal crop to grow given soil conditions. 

    If you want to know about the future of humanity powered by AI, this episode is a must listen! 

    Episode Timeline: 
    (00:37)  Introduction to KissanAI and AI in Agriculture
    (03:05) How did KissanAI start?
    (04:26) What kind of problems do the farmers face?
    (06:25) Traditional ways a farmer can seek help
    (09:42) How KissanAI help the farmers?
    (11:40) The backend of KissanAI
    (15:17) How did KissanAI get the attraction?
    (25:25) Possible ways to monetize it
    (33:54) Product market fit of KissanAI
    (40:25) Possibilities of how AI will impact Agriculture
    (46:58) Success story of a farmer

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    • 57 min

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Shaik Haffiez ,

You people are just phenomenal

The work your doing is just phenomenal hope this podcasts will bring some new entrepreneurs in the market with experience by zero experience.

Radhika_0320 ,

An imp question

Hey, there’s companies like Finverv (please do check out), that provide the whole infra , what does OCEN add? Also what incentivises the LSP to integrate this? They lose control over the credit offered and they actually like offering standard rates of standard amounts
Also lenders and LSPs don’t care about integrating with a player in every step of the process and would want a white label solution provider who offers everything. Given these do we still think OCEN will work ?

ProRoars ,

Hats off to Sahil and Siddharth

I have been listening to this podcast for quite sometime now and I want to call out the the quality of podcast is amazing and one of the best to understand what is happening in Indian business ecosystem.

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