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Nov. 18, 2020

#238: Ranbir Arora, Co-Founder & CEO of Dorm, a University for the Passion Economy

#238: Ranbir Arora, Co-Founder & CEO of Dorm, a University for the Passion Economy

Ranbir Arora is the Co-Founder and CEO of , a hypercasual learning app that aggregates and curates the world's audio content to provide a seamless learning experience that fits into your day and makes your downtime more gratifying. Previously, Ranbir...


Ranbir Arora is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dorm, a hypercasual learning app that aggregates and curates the world's audio content to provide a seamless learning experience that fits into your day and makes your downtime more gratifying.

Previously, Ranbir was the Chief Growth Officer at Sweatcoin, which he grew to 50M users.  

Some of the Topics Covered by Ranbir Arora in this Episode

  • What Dorm is and how it got started
  • The business model behind Dorm
  • Why Ranbir chose audio as the way to educate people at Dorm
  • How Dorm creates the free audio courses their users consume
  • The unique design of Dorm itself and how they came up with it
  • How Ranbir thinks about user acquisition for Dorm
  • Getting to 35,000 users
  • What the customer validation process included for Ranbir and how they creatively beta-tested Dorm
  • How Ranbir used influencers to get 50M users for Sweatcoin when he was the chief growth officer
  • How Ranbir thought about an equity split and role split with his Co-Founder, Taras
  • Ranbir's process for raising his $1M Pre-Seed round
  • What Ranbir is focused on today
  • The actual experience of using Dorm
  • Where Ranbir thinks Dorm will be a few years from now
  • Books and podcasts Ranbir enjoys

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