‘If the key metrics are growing, then the business is growing’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From rural BPO to RoI metrics, 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 December 1-6 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

It takes at least two years to know whether an idea would fail or succeed. - Anand Satyan, DeliverWithMe

An increasing number of BPO centers are being started in rural India. - Adam Guzowski, IDEX

It takes around 20 kg of waste to generate 1 cubic meter of biogas. - Koushik, Sustain Earth

New emerging roles for women in the ICT sector challenge entrenched gender inequalities. - Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC

The 5 C’s that Zone Startups India wants from their startups – collaboration, communication, coaching, consideration, choosiness. - Ajay Ramasubramaniam, Zone Startups India

The potential of using mobile phones to reach government services to citizens is not unreal and is being discussed quite optimistically. - Amit Prakash, IIIT-B

If the key metrics are growing, then the business is growing. - Sahil Baghla, Bluegape

An effective growth strategy will play to core strengths, while developing nascent competencies and technologies to deliver incremental growth over time. - Andy Carvell, SoundCloud

It’s an opportunity for mobile wallet operators to become more than wallets and provide services akin to banking. - Upasana Taku, MobiKwik

We have identified online food business, online grocery, ticket booking and home services as areas which will grow exponentially. - Senthil Nayagam, AnyCommerce

TaxiForSure wants to change the customer mind set by getting taxis to be a part of their everyday life. – Aprameya Radhakrishna, TaxiForSure

We are selling clean drinking water at Rs1 per liter and cold drinking water at Rs 2 per liter. - Advait Kumar, Swajal

The Indian toy market alone is worth around Rs. 13000 crore. - Kuttimani Tamilmani, Flinto

A new breed of successful Cleanweb startups are enabling smarter and more efficient use of energy. – Infuse Ventures

Our competition is everyone or no one depending on how you see it. - Venky Seshadri, Flatpebble

The gender equation in the workplace flips when you see women come up to the fore confidently. - Tina Garg, Pink Lemonade

Fitness is far more than just how you look. - Namrata Purohit, Pilates coach

Marketing has changed more over the last two years than the 75 years preceding. – Karen Walker, Cisco

Electric vehicles are still at a very nascent stage in India and our aim is to develop and introduce efficient electric scooters that will benefit the country. - Tarun Mehta, Ather

I follow only one philosophy: Work should be fun. My team should look forward to coming to work every day. - Ganesh Manickavasagam, ClayStation






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