‘Good startups attract the best people’ – 45 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
26th Apr 2015
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From food tech to talent management, 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 45 gems and insights from the week of April 19 – April 25 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 


 The key to have a good culture in the organisation is to let every employee in the organisation help evolve it. - Sitakanta Ray, MySmartPrice

It’s neither fun nor comfortable, but failure is necessary. - Amy Wilkinson, The Creator’s Code

There is no end to our greed, but we must realize that without these plants and animals we just cannot survive. - Ranaram Bishnoi

Good startups attract the best people; the kind that are motivated to achieve a shared dream. - Navneet Mishra, filmmaker

Increasingly, happiness is considered a proper measure of social progress and goal of public policy. - World Happiness Report

Our financial model of the world is geared towards encouraging mediocrity. - Abhishek Majumdar, Indian Ensemble Theatre

Marketing is more than offering for sale. - Gaurav Singhal, Patracode Services

I could never ignore this feeling that I felt more at peace when on the road, travelling, than going home or to the office. - Jay Kannaiyan, Jammin Global Adventures

It all started with a passion to build something that could solve the problems facing an Asian Fusion restaurant in Charlotte North Carolina. - Zomato

As an infinite being, there are two things that will determine your fate - choice and awareness. - Christie Marie Sheldon

The software layer is quickly penetrating older business models. - Matthew Hogan, Levered Returns

At the end it is your creative satisfaction that matters the most. - Sameer Mishra, EmotionalFulls

Broadband is an undisputed positive force for economic and social change. - Matthew O’Connor, Avanti

Whatever we do, we must strive to maintain an open internet. - Gautam Gandhi, angel investor

There have been several new payment innovations on the B2C front but very little traction on the B2B payments front. – Ritesh Pai, RBL Bank

Gone are the days of mouse and keyboard, AI is the next big thing. – Akash Shastri, Brainasoft

A good book has no ending. – R.D. Cumming

Food Tech is a huge opportunity. There are so many ‘need gaps’ in the market. - Rajesh Sawhney, InnerChef

Khichadi has been an integral part of our meal since centuries. – SagarBhajani, Khichadiwala

Food-tech investments are a perfect follow-through to the recent theme of ‘Habit Forming Companies’ that have been attracting significant rounds of capital. - Kunal Walia, Khetal Advisors

Offline retail in India is very un-structured and technology can be an enabler to open multiple new avenues for its growth. - Amit Koshal, Fashalot

Every year India loses around $45 billion due to inefficiencies in logistics. - Pavan Guntupalli, TheKarrier

SAAS software spending is touted to increase to 106 billion dollars in 2016. – Forrester Research

The beauty and wellness industry in India will be $13 billion by 2017. - KPMG

With 80%+ truck operators with less than 5 trucks, this $120 billion industry is wide open - Sudhakar Vintha, ReturnTrucks

Young people should participate in politics and learn first-hand the management of impossible contradictions and aspirations of people. – Asuhtosh, AAP spokesperson

It is good that we have a lot of competitors, it means that there is a strong demand. - Gaurav S Chandel, Zaicus

Technology forms 20-30 per cent but the rest is sharp business acumen. – Milind Atrey, IIT Bombay

I want to ensure that each and every blind Indian is standing on their own two feet. - Bhavesh Bhatia, Sunrise Candles

Run your startup like a bakery. Simply put: bake in the morning, sell in the day, and count at night. - Oliver Samwer, Rocket Internet

There is no better way to bring in the element of trust other than your friends’ network. - Rohit Raghav, Phone Warriors

We won around Rs 80,000, which was a lot of money for four people. - Shubham Malhotra, Teewe

It’s the ‘keeda’ (entrepreneurship bug). It’s an inherent trait, curiosity to see what might happen if you take that step. – Anup Pai, Fintellix

Pune has the biggest asset, opportunity. - Vishwesh Jirgale, Accompli India

Art today is impacting the way people look at, and connect to, a product. - Naveen Tewari, InMobi

Infrastructure is very important for perishable products like apples. - Pallavi Deshpande, The Apple Project

West Europe has a lot of ‘nakhras’ (pretenses) in exports. But East and Central Europe is more welcoming. - Omkar Pandharkame, Desi Hangover

One day, every child will be able to get quality education using their parents’ smartphones in less than Rs25 per month. - Samir Jain, BodhaGuru

Once you decide, don’t let things stop you. – Shikha, Noor Tara Creations

Awareness about fair trade continues to be low across India. - Abhishek Jani, Fairtrade India

My Choice is to take my own decisions both professional and personal, and to achieve what I aspire. - Mansi Gupta, entrepreneur

I strongly believe that women can multi-task much better than men. - Madhuri Banerjee, author

Women empowerment is not a position or possession; it is about creating an image of dignity, self-respect, and values for women. - Geeta Malhotra, Read India

Inspiration is everywhere. - Prerna Mukharya, Outline India


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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