27 episodes

Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.
It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!

Think Fast with Varun and Suchita IVM Podcasts

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Hosted by Varun Duggirala and Suchita Salwan, Think Fast is a podcast about the latest trends and conversations happening in the world of business, media, content, marketing and beyond. Suchita and Varun sift through the clutter and unpack the biggest stories to give their hot takes and also dig into the broader picture of where things are going.
It’s a fast talking, no holds barred take on everything and anything around the world of business!

    Only Fans, What's Next For D2C, & Community Biz ft. BlissClub

    Only Fans, What's Next For D2C, & Community Biz ft. BlissClub

    On Think Fast this week, Varun & Suchita begin by discussing the Twitter sting operation and how the company has been in the news for some time now, and not for the best reasons. Further, they talk about Jack Ma pulling out of PayTM & Ankiti Bose getting fired from Zilingo.
    Suchita's stories include Community Led business featuring BlissClub- is it a reliable and sustainable business model; Exploring D2C businesses in India and segments with growth potential including kids' health, sexual health, lifestyle management, etc, and exploring Masstige brands in India- their present-day standing and the corresponding evolution of the Indian consumer.
    Varun tells us about Only Fans- how adult creators have found comfort in the platform but how that also has been giving them a sort of, negative image; Smytten's latest funding from Fireside Ventures, and how small cities have been driving Multiplex growth.
    Varun recommends exploring the old school in a time when new, innovative (and digital) designs are the norm.
    Suchita recommends a newsletter 'Lean Luxe'
    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggi
    You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan
    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.
    You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    StartUp Winter, Lady Gaga VS Skims, & Patreon's Creator Survey

    StartUp Winter, Lady Gaga VS Skims, & Patreon's Creator Survey

    In this week's episode of Think Fast, hosts Varun & Suchita begin by telling us about Ather Energy securing funding, Apple's latest hire- an ex-Ford employee, some more Elon Musk, First Cry delaying their IPO, and how White Hat Jr's employees quit on being called to the office.
    Further, Suchita deep dives into the rise of Athleisure and its foray into sub-segments like activewear, Tennis wear, and so on, the Sneakers market and how it's been growing and attracting not just the millennials but the older folks as well, how Jens and Emma Grede have been accelerating Celebrity led brands including the likes of the Kardashians, and Lady Gaga relaunching her own brand after a tryst with bad timing and decisions.
    Varun looks at a creator survey led by Patreon and its interesting insights, the peak of Start-up winter with brands like Swiggy, Zomato, and Meesho slowing down to conserve cash, and Instagram's foray into NFTs.
    Tune in for all this and more.
    Suchita Recommends a book: Anna: The Biography by Amy Odell
    (https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Biography-Amy-Odell/dp/1982122633)
    And a show: Bling Empire Season 2
    (https://www.netflix.com/watch/81039144?source=35)
    Varun recommends a show: The Lincoln Lawyer
    (https://www.netflix.com/watch/81335096?source=35&trackId=254743534)
    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggi
    You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan
    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.
    (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtHHMZ_01TyL3kXhJV4Ddg)
    You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
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    • 56 min
    Wingreens, Good Glamm, and Spotify & Influencer Podcasts

    Wingreens, Good Glamm, and Spotify & Influencer Podcasts

    This week on Think Fast, Varun & Suchita get into a little Mumbai-Delhi squabble and share some more Elon Musk news. Suchita talks about the  ongoing Abortion Rights case in the US, and the LIC IPO.
    The big stories include Wingreens' latest acquisitions, Good Glamm's fresh stakes in Raymond's consumer business, an update on Desi Thrasios, Spotify's positive outlook towards the India Market, Influencers turning podcasters and attracting brands, and Snapchat's drone Pixy.
    Varun recommends the 'Not Lost' podcast while Suchita recommends 'The Flight Attendant' on HBO Max.
    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggi
    You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan
    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.
    You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.

    • 50 min
    Zilingo Drama, Amazon Prime's Show Slate & The Future of Shopping

    Zilingo Drama, Amazon Prime's Show Slate & The Future of Shopping

    This week, Varun & Suchita begin by discussing Elon Musk's full buyout of Twitter and Suchita highlights some key happenings in the startups & Business space. In the Think Fast segment, they talk about all the drama happening at Zilingo, Amazon Prime Video's recent announcement of their upcoming shows and collaborations with major production houses, the Resale economy and how it's growing faster than Retail, Nandan Nilekani's latest project with the GoI after Aadhar & UPI, what the future of shopping looks like, and Instagram's latest features to help Creators scale. All this and much more.
    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggi
    You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan
    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.
    You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.

    • 49 min
    Analysing Cashify, D2C Cool Down & Web3 Moves to Dubai

    Analysing Cashify, D2C Cool Down & Web3 Moves to Dubai

    This week, Varun & Suchita begin by diving into the recent events in the Pan Masala universe and take us through some interesting acquisitions in recent times.
    The conversation further revolves around Netflix's loss of subscribers and their decision to track down password sharing, the growing number of celebrities who have been investing in brands, Cashify's business model and future plans, how tough Indian regulations are resulting in an exodus of Web3 entrepreneurs who are moving to Dubai, a Sequoia letter that informs us of the company taking notice of allegations against the founders of companies they have invested in, and what challenges have D2C brands been facing in staying afloat in a post-pandemic scenario.
    You can refer to the Sequoia letter here
    Varun recommends reading a book, any book that gives you joy and adds value.
    Suchita recommends Selling Sunset Season 5
    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggi
    You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan
    Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.
    You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.

    • 49 min
    Trouble at Startups, BookMyShow's Rebound, Spotify & Live Audio

    Trouble at Startups, BookMyShow's Rebound, Spotify & Live Audio

    This week's #midweemadness is fueled by the previous week's midweek madness- Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's Wedding where Varun and Suchita discuss clothes, the 'window' aspect, and much more. This week, they deep dive into Netflix's buttons and some fun stats, Ad Revenue and what a money-making strategy it is, some more discussion from the Elon Musk and Twitter love story, how EComm has seen a dip in business while offline is slowly picking up again and how BookMyShow is slowly seeing the light of the day, what happened to Clubhouse and Greenroom, and finally a rundown of the hiring and firing trend in startups.
    Varun recommends: My First Million Podcast 
    Suchita Recommends: The DropOut 
    You can follow Varun Duggirala on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/varunduggi and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/varunduggi
    You can follow Suchita Salwan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/suchitasalwan and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/suchitasalwan
    You can follow IVM Podcasts on social media. We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.Check out video episodes on the Think Fast YouTube Channel.
    You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android or iOS.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Mohnish Bahal ,

Enriching & Informative

Its been my new go to show when I’m doing light desk research. Kudos to the duo!

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