‘Never let the self-belief waver’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From mobile money to global discovery, 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 20 gems and insights from the week of Nov 2-8 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Never let the self-belief waver. - Vinay Kanchan, ‘The Madness Starts at 9’

Organized parking sector is a more than $40 million industry, while unorganised parking sector is a more than $300 million industry, and growing at a combined annual growth rate of around 20-30%. - Shampa Ganguly, Pristech Analytics

The Indian e-commerce game has just begun. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

In the last five years, exchange of data, and its integration have become much easier using some of the new technologies that have come up. - Chetan Kulkarni, Vizury

Somehow it was difficult for me to digest that the visually impaired didn’t have a monthly magazine. - Upasana Makati, White Print

You can’t go global until you have acquired local audiences in different geographies. - Saurabh Aggarwal, Octro Games

Sometimes we feel challenged from lack of experience in terms of processes and market insight. At present, we’re getting support on that front from our advisors. - Vishal Bhandari, Soul Tree

The amount of experience and growth possibilities that one has at a startup is unparalleled. - Shresht Poddar, Zozolo

Take risks. Think beyond corporate jobs, create jobs! – Anupam Ahuja, PayPal

With increase in sales figure, frustration of customers pertaining to delivery commitments over the web also increases. That was the Eureka moment for UrDelivery. – Manjeet, UrDelivery

With tens of thousands of merchants on the platform business, we realised many of our merchants were not able to get their right digital identity. - Vishal Mehta, InfiBeam

We are a bigger payment option than many private banks combined. - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm

We’re aiming to become the go-to restaurant discovery service across the globe. - Deepinder Goyal, Zomato

Being an entrepreneur is not cool, neither is it easy. - Josephine Mwangi, Nailab

A limited roll-out is recommended if your new product / version will be significantly different from the previous one. - Satej Sirur, TaxiForSure

As the largest product company from India, over the past 18 years we have learnt a lot on creating products out of India and selling to the global market. - Raju Vegesna, Zoho

Pakistan’s internet user base is expected to grow to 100 million users by 2019. - Muhammad Raza Saeed, PakWheels

We were so excited about the entrepreneurial talent and emerging startup ecosystems we found, that we’ve decided to setup a presence in multiple regions. - Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Unitus Seed Fund

The next battle being fought by e-commerce companies will be for customer loyalty. - Priyanka Gill, PopXo.com

We have seen validation of the online investing behavior with 35% engagement from global investors interested in the Indian startup ecosystem. - Shanti Mohan, LetsVenture

CMOs are increasingly realizing the need to develop unified cross-channel communication with their users. - Vijay Chittoor, Blueshift

You will enjoy a lot in this journey though you may not earn a lot of money. - Raja Varatharaju, Synova Cosmetics