Update on all the education initiatives at Zerodha

July 5, 2024

Educating traders and investors has been a core aspect of what we do at Zerodha since day one. Through the years, we’ve tried to do more across platforms and formats. In the past year, all of our efforts to create more educational resources have gained momentum.

Since we are publishing text and videos across platforms and under different names, many of you may not know about all our educational initiatives. So we figured we’d post an update on all that we are doing so that you don’t miss out on anything.

Zerodha Varsity

Distilling Warren Buffet’s letters

A lot has been happening on Varsity. The latest initiative is a ten-part video series summarizing Warren Buffett’s letters to Berkshire’s shareholders. These letters are a treasure trove of lessons for business, investments, and life in general. He peppers those letters with personal stories and anecdotes, which makes reading them fun. They are a delight to read if you are an investing geek.

However, if you don’t have the time to read all the letters and instead want a summary, we’ve been covering all his letters since 1977. We shot the videos in a round-table discussion to maintain engagement. Check out the five episodes here.

Varsity Live

We launched our live training initiative, called “Varsity Live,” two months ago and have crossed 20,000 registrations so far. We offer three high-quality programs, two days a week, for free. The goal is to make learning about the markets interactive and not just a one-way sermon.

As you listen to the instructor, you can learn by doing. For example, you can draw support resistance lines, identify candlesticks, and run a SIP calculator all live while the mentor is teaching. The programs have an average of 4.8 user ratings because we keep the quality in check, even at scale.

Sign up here to start learning about markets.

The Week That Was

“The Week That Was” is an Instagram series in which we summarize the most important news we read over the course of a week. Given that we regularly consume so many news articles, research papers, and reports to consistently bring you quality educational content, we thought we might as well start summarising them into a weekly rundown for you.

Check out the first episode here.

Zero1 by Zerodha

Zero1 has been in operation for 9 months, with the primary objective being to establish a secure environment for financial discussions, something we never experienced as children. We reach more than 2.5 million users every month and have built a community of 250k people today. We are also slowly building a media network by partnering with talented people to create new shows like:

Girl Boss

Hosted by Sahiba Bali, we explore how ordinary women lead extraordinary lives and their relationship with money through the years.

The How

Hosted by Shreyans Jain, we explore alternative careers and create a blueprint for the viewer on how to get started in that profession. We’ve met chefs, artists, and vloggers, and we have a lot more in store.

The Perspective

A talk show where two middle-aged men, Abid and Prateek, talk about stuff they know nothing about. Episodes on the snake oil salesman, GMOs, electric vehicles, fast fashion etc.

We also organised the world’s first fest around money and wealth. Young adults interacted with founders, finance leaders mashed with stand comedy and live music. The tickets were free, people had to prove they were fans of Zero1 by completing a mission to get the passes. We got over 10,000 mission completions, and 800 people were given the pass. Finance nerds finally have a place they can call home. We’ll organise one more fest by early 2025.

To de-influence misinformation on the internet around popular ways of making money, the De-Influencing series has now had 38 episodes. Money Psychology deals with money questions nobody helps us answer. In this particular episode, we talk about health insurance.

Markets by Zerodha

The latest initiative we are starting is a new channel to cover all the latest developments in the markets—both public and private. Think of it as a news channel, but a little slower and better. This channel started out of frustration over the lack of high-quality financial news content. The goal is to distil and decode the biggest developments in the markets. The first series we have started is a daily video and audio series that distils the top 3–5 stories on a given day. Here’s the latest episode:

If you prefer audio only, you can also listen to the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or any other podcast app.

In the coming months, we’ll start creating more topical content around the markets. To get all the updates on Markets by Zerodha, subscribe here.

Z-Connect

Subtext

The goal of Subtext is to publish in-depth explorations of the lesser-known aspects of finance. So far, we’ve published long-form articles on how investors learned to tame risk, what history can teach us about uncertainty, the futility of risk profiling, and one financephobic’s journey to conquer his phobia of finance. Along with that, we also publish a weekly series called “It’s the economy, stupid” where we demystify Indian economic trends. We’re just getting started, and in the coming months, you’ll see more good stuff.

Check out all the posts here.

Varsity blog

The Varsity blog has numerous articles that simplify topics ranging from markets to taxes to personal finance, just like the Varsity videos. These articles are written by some of the best domain experts from across the financial services industry.

Check out the latest articles here.

Rainmatter blog

We continue to partner with brilliant founders across health, wealth, and sustainability through Rainmatter. Whenever we make an investment, we ask the founders to write about the journey that led them to startup. We are publishing insights about the sectors in which we are investing.

Check out the latest posts here.

The other side

On this podcast, Dilip, who heads Rainmatter Health, speaks to some remarkable individuals across domains about physical and mental health. The latest episode is with a leading cardiologist.

From scratch

In this podcast series, we talk to the founders across the ever-growing Rainmatter portfolio about their journeys, challenges, and more.

The climate conversations

At Rainmatter, climate and sustainability are core investment focuses. We’ve invested in fascinating startups that are tackling major climate-related issues, such as developing alternatives to plastic and improving recycling processes.

Email digest

We also send a fortnightly newsletter with crisp summaries of all the content we publish on Subtext, Varsity, and the Rainmatter blog. You can subscribe here to get it in your inbox.

You can also follow the Zerodha WhatsApp channel to get updates.

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70 comments
  1. Dipak Das says:

    I am 73 years old interested learn share market, so I have joinnd zerodha. Digitlly weak.

  2. Sangita Bansod says:

    Please Hindi me messeges aur vedio dale,I dont understand English very well,so please you send messeges and vedio In Hindi,Most of people not understand English very well,so I Requeste You All your content Post In Hindi..
    thanku very much

  3. Chetan dattu thorat says:

    Verry good apps zerodha

  4. Sachin says:

    Please send in hindi also

  5. SS MODI says:

    Tell us about gift Nifty,BAN(entry & exit) OF STOCKS Affecting it’s prices running & future prospect.& Category of stockes generally in it’s list with large cap,medium,& small & micro cap).
    How much to trust these micro,small,& medium cap as many fraudulent stocks are appearing.
    How to trust the valuation of IPO’S & WHAT FACTOR TO bank on IPO INVESTT.HOW TO assure allotment in IPO’S.since 99% allotment not occurs in good & prospective stocks.Is it done on rollet basis or done with some systems & before some witnesses.how it can be as T+1 procedure as in stocks buy/sell.

  6. Venkat Ravikumar says:

    Nice initiatives by zerodha which I hope will fructify into sterdy financial platform for investors and learners too.
    Keep educating
    Good luck.

  7. Ganeshilal mathurawala says:

    Nice post

  8. Sushil Kumar says:

    Nice program thank you zerodha

  9. Manjunatha s says:

    It is very useful information to each share holders, what are all main concept to be taken and think before investing for any company.. More over investment for ever and long term. Thanks for sharing this videos.

  10. Narendra Kumar says:

    Impressive learning

  11. Bhanu mukherjee says:

    I want to listen your valuable opinion regarding stock business.

  12. Somashekara BP says:

    Very helpful.

  13. Preetam Mehta says:

    Superb , intuitive n brilliant concept adopted by zerodha their ever increasing innovative ideas of bringing more n more people on investment journey is like making everyone’s money grow stronger n stronger !!
    Let’s enjoy the boom (# financial inclusion # varsity# rainmatter blog !! What an idea sirji!!!!!!

  14. Ravindranath Chowdary says:

    Excellent effort

  15. Risi says:

    Please provide malayalam customer service executive s

  16. SANALA BHUVANACHANDRIKA says:

    Super program, but My investments cont show my portfolio, please provide Telugu spoken call centers.

  17. Yerram rajakumar says:

    Sir, please,conduct webinars in Telugu on stocks Trading.stratagies app updates screeners (a) Top gainers,top losers in daily stock markets

  18. MD QUMRUL HUDA says:

    Previous Fundamentals checking method was more useful and easy than the current one .

    • Shubham says:

      Hi, we’re sorry to hear this. We’re continuously working on making your user experience better. Please help us understand the difficulties you are facing by creating a ticket at support.zerodha.com so we can improve on this.

  19. Chandrashekhar h says:

    Useful. To know about the app.

  20. sagar says:

    All Info mentioned here is phenomenal.

  21. Pramod says:

    Very good initiative. If can make awareness video on ETF investment will be much beneficial

  22. Sujata says:

    I am happy to see the note facility provided and increase in the number of equities in a watchlist.l had asked for these facilities one and half year ago.Thank you!!!!
    But ye dil maange more

    • Shubham says:

      Hi Sujata, thanks for your feedback. We’re working on increasing the number of watchlists on Kite. We’ll let you know once it is done.

  23. Manjunath says:

    Video sending in all languages and ditle video

  24. PURXOTOMA XETIE says:

    VERY INFORMATIVE.

  25. Santanu Mukherjee says:

    Excellent initiative to educate invester/traders to make astute decision with the strength of updated knowledge / information you provides helps learn to earn.

    Regards.

  26. Dhruvkumar says:

    I would love to have direct FD investment via kite in all the Banks and NBFC.

  27. Somnath mondal says:

    Good

  28. Rameshwar says:

    Good morning sir.
    Very useful article, news, videos. Easy to understand and adopt it in our economic plg

  29. Gopal Ahuja says:

    Very very informative .. all things cleared so beautifully when I saw about video for health insurance..u people r a GEM..

    Wanted to know about short cut keys in a video ..how to operate while trading cash aa well futures

  30. Gopal Ahuja says:

    Very very informative .. all things cleared so beautifully when I saw about video for health insurance..u people r a GEM

  31. Satish chandra roy says:

    Pl. In Hindi.

  32. m adinarayana reddy says:

    thank you

  33. Sangeeta says:

    Please provide the content and vedios in hindi to learn easily so that we can understand it in depth

  34. Sat pahwa says:

    How can I download the updates to read later at convenient time.
    Regards.

  35. C d r kumar says:

    Pl translate in telugu

  36. Sudhir kumar says:

    Please in hindi

  37. Manjit Singh says:

    Very informative and proper guidance.
    Keep it up.
    Best Wishes.

  38. Pratik says:

    This is quickly going from useful to overwhelming!

    So many channels and so many text.

    There is trendlines and subtext and zconnect and indiadatahub and better markets in addition to all these new channels and Instagram initiatives mentioned above.

  39. Dinesh says:

    Please enable the quick buy option in zerodha app in zerodha kite phone also just like done in pc

  40. Lalit Kumar Gupta says:

    Please arrange a comprehensive and indepth description on various ratios often used to understand the financial position of company.
    Regards
    Lalit Kumar Gupta

  41. SURAVi tripathy says:

    Good

  42. Sandeep says:

    Please post In hindi

  43. Sandeep L Sharma says:

    Hello.

    Good initiative.
    Please give one comprehensive write up on what basis the shares are included in F and O list and what are its repercussions on its price. Also what does it mean when we hear the stock has gone in ban list or has come out of ban list. Is it the same as being the stock included in the F and O segment.
    Please consider the request and give a comprehensive write up on above.
    Thanks – Sandeep L Sharma.

  44. Umesh Parsai says:

    Please publish,& videos in Hindi language please please please

  45. Sutendra Kumar says:

    Any possibility in Hindi also.
    Most the people wants in Hindi.

  46. Gaurav says:

    Plz post in hindi also. For easy understanding.

  47. Shiwani Bajpai says:

    Hello Zero 1 team ,
    I am an Economics teacher at higher secondry level and I suggest my all students to go through your videos and blogs. You guys are doing an awesome job. I am following you because of Prateek Sir. But I would like to appreciate your all initiatives as well. Thank you for providing us a great and most easy way to understand finance.
    Wish you Success.

  48. Pravin Barot says:

    Zeerodha is a great platform for stock broking easy to use and great interface!

  49. Baburam says:

    Zerodha is good paletform
    &best idea to ….

  50. Premnarayan kumbhkar says:

    Please send me in hindi language.

  51. Sarita Priya says:

    Is it free or chargable

  52. Vikash Sharma says:

    Yes 👍

  53. Birendra kumar singh yadav says:

    Dear sir,
    Pls upload educational videos hindi language

  54. Ishwar Patel says:

    Good information 👍 very useful 👍 👌 videos

  55. Sachin says:

    AAP Jo bhi notification English me dete ho use Hindi language me bhi diya karo buhut sare investor’s English proper nahi jante

  56. Anant Sangvikar says:

    Very nice app for use

  57. Suresha D K says:

    Zerodha platform is simple and excellent at the same time. I really love it.

  58. Bharat h loh says:

    Brokrej is hai but zerodha aap is good. I love zerodha

  59. Rajeev Bansal says:

    Can we received above mentioned contents in n Hindi language

  60. Anil says:

    Excellent very good thanks 🙏

  61. Ravi Kumar Singh says:

    Very useful content for new traders.
    Than you team
    Zerodha

  62. HITESH says:

    INNOVATIVE & HELPFUL WITH FACT .

  63. Ranajit says:

    This very high class effort by team Zerodha helpful for newcomers and beginner’s thank you🙏 so mch.

  64. Ganapati Fernandez says:

    Excellent initiative guys.