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‘Always remember it is ALL about the customer’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
16th Nov 2014
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From mobile commerce to startup mentoring, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here)! Share these 25 gems and insights from the week of Nov 9-15 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 


StoryBites

Even if I have a bad idea, I say to myself, ‘What’s the worst that could come out of it?’ - Masoom Minawala, Style Fiesta

You are here for a reason — live with purpose and passion every day. – ‘Disrupt’

The key aspect of urban daily life, in addition to community, is governance. - Sachin Taparia, Local Circles

Google isn’t useful because it’s popular; we’re popular because we’re useful. – Eric Schmidt, Google

Software-defined networks are core to the evolution of software-defined data centers. - Jishnu Bhattacharjee, Nexus Venture Partners

If we can’t do it, I am sure no one else in India can do it. - Vineet Sharma, ixigo

All you need in one guy to believe in your idea. - Advitiya Sharma, Housing.com

We’re seeing that in every sector you have to tackle an India specific issue. - Karthee Madasamy, Qualcomm Ventures

Videos, unlike text content and e-books, allow the uploader to gauge the viewer engagement to a more accurate degree. – Kashyap, Lowfundwala Productions

Each person I’ve observed working in a startup has a sparkle in their eyes, a spring in their step and a desire to get things done. - Vimida Das, Mypromovideos

The e-commerce opportunity in India is so much larger than just creating online distribution pipes. It’s about owning the entire chain from manufacturer to consumer under one entity. - Sandeep Murthy, Lightbox.vc

Sixty seven years after Independence, India is still called a developing country. Why? We often apply quick fixes to problems. - Adithya Pasupuleti, Innovation 101

India is a very difficult country to do business in, and the number one reason for that is India’s complex, slow, and inefficient legal system. - Ramanuj Mukherjee, iPleaders

Like in telecom, India is poised to leap frog and skip a few steps in the evolution of consumer retail. - Sanjay Bansal, Aurum Equity Partners

Always remember it is ALL about the customer; or else you wouldn’t be doing what you’re doing. - Rohan Dighe, ViralMint

Even our first Valentine’s Day was spent with vendors and prep arrangements. - Pankaj Judge, Chai Thela

With gaming gaining a lot of traction in India, increasingly production houses are beginning to see mobile gaming as an effective channel. - Nitish Mittersain, Nazara Technologies

The Indian telecom market has entered a phase of data-led growth. - Srinivasan Gopalan, Bharti Airtel

With us, drivers have the ownership of an entrepreneur, flexibility to work according to their schedules and potential to do more trips per hour which would mean more earnings per hour. - Bhavik Rathod, Uber Bangalore

The Web will influence 30% of the total sales of the organized retail market by 2016. - Nitin Singh, Ace Turtle

Essential services like delivery are increasingly becoming important for the time-strapped consumer in metropolitan India. - Rishi Khiani, Ant Farm

We see enormous upside in improving logistics for consumers and at the same time increasing the take-home profits of low-income mini-truck drivers. - Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Unitus Seed Fund

The start up ecosystem in terms of support and funding in India right now is equivalent to what it was in the US back around 2003. – Srikanth Sundararajan, Helion Venture Partners

 

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