‘Money will soon just be a number on your phone’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From mobile money to local language content, 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 21-27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Entrepreneurship is the horse, and innovation is the cart. - Jim Clifton and Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal

There are 3.1 million people in the IT space, with approximately 35,000 people changing jobs each month. - Manjunath Talwar and Abhijit Khasnis, myNoticePeriod

Not even one Indian language figures amongst the top 10 languages that are used on the internet. – Phani Bhushan, Anant Computing Platform

Are e-commerce players a boon or curse for less-established brands? - Rohan Dighe, ViralMint

Copyright protection begins the minute the work is created, but legally registering for copyright protection is not automatic. - Gaurav Singhal and Ananya Dhuddu, Patracode Services

Gaming is a hits business, but the ones that succeed do take off rapidly towards profitable growth in a short period of time. - Karthik Prabhakar, IDG Ventures India

Travel is one way to sensitize urban dwellers towards India’s cultural and scientific heritage that is still surviving in villages. - Gaurav Bhatnagar, The Folk Tales

If there are too many family pressures, get married first and then start up, it gives you more time. – Gaurav, Pirate’s Kitchen

The consumers are leading. The founders are quick in finding ways to serve. the investors are somehow keeping pace. Phew, it’s an exciting run! - Anand Lunia, IndiaQuotient

One of the biggest challenges we saw was that many people interested in the playing couldn’t understand English. – Pratik Shah, Matchup Cricket

This year we challenged the students to develop relevant solutions to address energy issue in the country. - Mariasundaram Antony, GE

We have recycled 500 kg of e-waste in the last two months without spending a single marketing dollar. - Achitra Borgohain, BinBag

Whether or not women are allowed in temples is really not top priority when they don’t even have access to toilets and sanitary alternatives, which is more important! - Rashmita Redkar, Dasra

Formal education may not necessarily be able to teach you values. - Nazia Izuddin, SN Group

The $9 billion Indian farm equipment market is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 5% to $9.78 billion in 2014 and to $10.5 billion by 2010. - FICCI

Money will soon just be a number on your phone. Your wallet will become redundant. - Karthik Vaidyanathan, Momoe

I had had enough with the greasy food of the Sagars for breakfast. I had reached a boiling point to get some good food in the mornings. - Nikhil Behl, Brekkie

How are policy makers going to grapple with entire industries’ disruptions in periods that are shorter than election cycles? – Vivek Wadhwa, Duke University

Beauty discovery in tier 2/3 cities through subscription-commerce is a great idea to invest in by itself. - Nakul Gupta, Fab Bag investor

The opportunity to shape the rapidly evolving digital landscape for enterprises has never been greater. - Rahul Aggarwal, Arktan

YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).



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