Why call women entrepreneurs ‘mumpreneurs’ and not call men ‘dadpreneurs’? – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From hackathons and book clubs to angel investment and acqui-hires, 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 January 4-10 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

 With low entry barriers, the mobile app economy is booming not only in Bangalore, Gurgaon and Mumbai, but also in Trivandrum, Pune and Indore. - V. Sridhar and T.K. Srikanth, IIIT-B

Indian angels funded about $110 million in about 280 deals last year. This compares with about $250 million over 220 deals in New York City alone. - Kayar Raghavan, Chennai Angels

We’ve strongly believed that through communication, we can bring India online. - Kavin Bharti Mittal, Hike messenger

“Prevention is better than cure”, same is with Intellectual Property Laws. – Patracode Services

What better way to hone your skills than to participate in a competitive environment like a hackathon? - Subhendu, Bangalore Startups

I had a startup called DeliverWithMe. It failed miserably, but it did give me a story to share. - Anand Satyan, Boutline

Beauty and wellness is a fast growth sector with inherent loyalty characteristics far beyond many other verticals. - Vikram Gupta, IvyCap Ventures

Travel is all about venturing into unchartered territory, and experiencing new cultures and people. Starting up is very similar. - Sanjay Nath, Blume Ventures

Most of the e-learning companies are missing the insights of the teachers and students. - Imran Rashid, Learnix

Indian diet still focuses on large intakes of starch and carbs that are suited for outdoor and physical labor. - Srishti Shaw, WIMWI Foods

We also want to start a ‘book club’ movement to promote love of writing and books in campuses across the country. – Rashmi Bansal, author

Why call women entrepreneurs ‘mumpreneurs’ and not call men ‘dadpreneurs’? - Roopali Srivastava, Greenkins

No road is paved smooth; there will be thrills and frills in every journey and that’s what makes it worthwhile. - Deepa Sayal, ADG Online Solutions

Customers are very particular about data centres being in their own country. - Manohar Durai, Cnetric

Our efforts are to strengthen the farmers’ knowledge base and technical skills, and to migrate from crop producers to entrepreneurs. – Ram Rajasekharan, CFTRI

Home is where we spend most of our time and 70% of our daily use expenditure is made in the radius of 2 km of our home. - Sumit Jain, CommonFloor.com

It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles. – Elon Musk, Tesla

Every dot will connect backwards! Because it is the nature of knowledge. - Sriram V. Iyer, Altiostar

Keep yourself updated and stay ahead of the curve. Learning is a lifelong process. - Amitava Ghosh, TaxiForSure

We were a young startup and it was impossible to break through the mobile cartel. We decided we will go back and build something for the Internet. - Sumit Jain, Commonfloor

Acqui hires work IF and ONLY IF the founders of the two companies enjoy great chemistry. - Vikram Vaidyanathan, Matrix Partners

Drawing a parallel with the product e-commerce marketplaces, Near.in is building the next big thing – a marketplace for local services. - Manish Vij, SVG Media

What if the user doesn’t find what she wants using your product? What happens then? This is a very important part of the process that most of us overlook in our excitement. - Ashwini Asokan, Mad Street Den


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