In the second episode of the Blume Podcast, host Karthik B. Reddy of Blume Ventures engages in a captivating conversation with Raamdeo Agrawal, Chairman and Co-Founder of Motilal Oswal Financial Services, one of India's leading financial services firms.
Agrawal shares his insights on various topics, including his investment philosophy, the dangers of building a startup for the wrong reasons, and his views on the growth of India.
Throughout the conversation, Agrawal emphasises the importance of being passionate about one's work and having a strong sense of purpose. He shares how he and his co-founder built their company from scratch, starting with a small office and gradually building it into a national brand.
On his investing outlook, shared his experience with Bharti Airtel to discuss the value of having a framework for understanding the value of a company.
He also talks about the importance of creating a solid brand identity and the role that marketing plays in building a successful business, and how Jagdeep Kapoor of Samsika Marketing inspired him.
The conversation concludes with Agrawal offering some advice to startup founders. He emphasises the importance of having a clear vision and patience in building a sustainable business instead of focusing on short-term returns and a temporary valuation bump.
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