‘A good product can speak globally’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From Independence Day to internet disruption, 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 30 gems and insights from the week of August 9-15 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 

 If you buy Khadi, you light the lamp of prosperity in the house of a poor person.

PM Narendra Modi

I have a dream that one day people will be judged by the quality and depth of their character, and not the colour of their passport.

- Amrit Sharma

It is a matter of pride to make in India.

- Jayabrata Bhaduri, Capacloud

When people have access to powerful tools, ideas take shape and turn into products.

- Varun Sivaram, CreatorBot

Your blog cannot exist in silos.

- Ramanuj Mukherjee, iPleaders

Messaging will become the ubiquitous platform that enables virtually every mobile activity.

- Beerud Sheth, Webaroo

Our toughest challenge will be fighting marketing dollars with rupees. We just have to be sixty times smarter than them.

- Dave Banerjee, Proyog

When it comes to the macro picture, India has everything going for it.

Sumer Juneja, Norwest Venture Partners

Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.

- Shiv Khera, ‘You Can Win’

You are going to spend most of your hours with your team. They are your second family.

- Sandeep Sabharwal, SLCM

The healthcare sector is one of the last to be disrupted by technology.

- Varun Dubey, Practo

Sometimes you just have to have that hunger to reach for what’s out there and grasp it.

- David Lee, Shakr

When your passion becomes your profession, the line between personal life and professional is blurred.

- Shalini Datta, AfterTaste

Good health is of no use if there is no purpose in life.

- Urmi Basu, New Light

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind and has nothing to do with age.

- Monica Kanwar, Propchill

Form two separate teams in the company with two different mandates – short term and long term.

- Alok Goel, SAIF

A developer needs to realise that this era is about building things to change and not to last, unlike in older times.

- Amrit Sanjeev, Google

Not only is India a land of e-commerce giants, but also a country where farmers can now buy tractors via m-commerce!

- AgroStar

With today’s Internet economy, the possibilities for a startup are immense.

- Varun Chandran, Corporate360

Like e-commerce there could be multiple winners in groceries as the market is huge.

- Mahesh Jakhetiya, Shopezzy

Shopping is possibly the most common form of ideal “family outing” in the Indian context.

- Suresh Kabra, PriceMap

The home services industry is at a disruptive stage right now.

- Prashant Chaudhary, Mr. Right

Wellness is the next frontier for tech-led disruption.

- Rajesh Raju, Kalaari Capital

Raising funds as a 20-something woman in India can be a challenge.

- Shuchi Pandya, Pipa+Bella

Our big dream is to enable and inspire billion+ people to appreciate kindness and participate in social change.

- Lalit & Ajay Sagar, ThankShip

We believe that education is most essential to have a sustainable society.

- Rani Bhowani, Treasures of Innocence

As the mobile population in India grows, the bar keeps rising on what is acceptable.

- Ravi Gururaj, Frictionless Ventures

Every hackathon is a new experience.

- Karthikeyan NG, Look Mobility

Coming from established corporates, we had to unlearn a few things.

- Ajit Panigrahi, JustLikeNew.in

A good product can speak globally.

- Pete Lau, OnePlus

Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.

- Larry Page, Google

Getting into a business with someone is like getting married. You should be very careful in selecting the partner, but then stick with them through times good and bad.

- Arpit Kothari, Medd

It is surprising to experience how simple it is to change a situation by just thinking differently.

- Annelise Piers, Now Let’s Play


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