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‘Disruptive product startups are being built in India now’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
18th Oct 2015
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From deal flow to disruptive technologies, 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 35 gems and insights from the week of October 11-17 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


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 Something as simple as a pizza needs to be monitored with technology. - Ajay Kaul, Jubilant Foodworks

73 per cent of the SMEs felt that e-commerce enables them to understand their markets better. – Snapdeal-KPMG report

98% of the top 50 e-commerce mobile apps are vulnerable to security attacks. – AppVigil study

E-commerce is still work in progress. - Arvind Singhal, Technopak

Success in the crowded online space requires continuous product envelopment. - V. Sridhar, IIIT Bangalore

Alibaba’s money market fund (Yue ‘bao) manages over $100B, making it the fourth largest money market fund in the world. - Bala Srinivasa, Kalaari Capital

Nothing will burn your finances faster than you starting to spend money on marketing when your product is not finished. - Pushkar Gaikwad, inBoundio

Design is a mindset, and not a department. - Klaus Kaasgaard, Intuit

Tea is special to Indians and a significant amount of discussion transpires over cups of tea every day. - Sidharth Singh, CupShup

India is a music loving country and the youth today are hooked on music for at least two-three hours a day through their smartphones. - Rahul Sharma, Micromax Informatics

We hope that we rekindle the magic of sports for parents and teachers. - Saumil Majmudar, EduSports

Full-time or not, there shouldn’t be any difficulty when it comes to artists showcasing their work. - Shravani Vatti, ArtEnthuse

Venture Capital industry changes in a rapid pace, faster than fashion industry. There is a new thing to chase after every six months. - Mukund Mohan, angel investor

Don’t worry about going to Silicon Valley or becoming global – Silicon Valley is coming to India, and India is a big enough market! – Dave McClure, 500 Startups

Although doctors use WhatsApp heavily, they are spammed by pharmaceutical companies and medical representatives. - Nipun Goyal, Curofy

We want to be faster than Uber; the internal target is that a borrower should get a loan before a Uber arrives at his doorstep. - Rajat Gandhim, Faircent

In the initial stages of developing an idea, it’s very easy to lose focus as you see a lot of possibilities and directions. - Amit Agrawal, Picovico

Entrepreneurs today have the opportunity to interact with and learn from industry veterans and young guns who have made it big. - Deep Kalra, MakeMyTrip

Entrepreneurs trying to create a revolution should obsessively get consumers through a step in evolution. - Kashyap Deorah

We need to step out of just business and look at nation building. - Shaurya Veer Himatsingka, CII YI

Education and holistic development are the weapon against all social evil. - Raashi Aanand, Lakshyam

There are an estimated 60 million people in the country who are differently abled with mobility restrictions. - Harish Kumar, Ability on Wheels

Hunger kills 25,000 people every year in India and 53 million go to bed hungry everyday in India. - Arpan Roy, Skip a Meal

In India, only three per cent of people pay tax and the money is spent on sweeping instead of making sure the waste doesn’t hit the ground in the first place. - Jodie Underhill, Waste Warriors

Instead of sending two teams to Silicon Valley, the Kerala government should send 50 startups to Bengaluru to receive more exposure. - Mukund Krishna, Suyati Technologies

Getting people to believe in what I was doing was the biggest obstacle when I first started. - Anand Naik, BoredBees Tech Solutions

Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. - Vedika Goel, With You

Know your numbers better than the finance guy. - Dilshad Master Kumar, MHE

In India, if someone starts something, and fails, peers and society look down upon them. - Manik Mehta, Leaf Wearables

Your 20s are without a doubt the years to take a leap and pursue your passion. - Jessie Goldenberg, Nomad

Women bring empathy, resilience, a different perspective and a great sense of humour in board rooms. - Vidya Laxman, Tesco Bengaluru

If you are a world-beating entrepreneur, let no failure slow you on your journey to greatness. - Shubhankar Bhattacharya, Kae Capital

It is never easy to let go of people who you have hired with so much effort in the first place. - Ankur Singla, Helpchat

Startups can create wonders. - Nishant Patni, Culture Alley

Disruptive product startups are being built in India now. – Vinod Khosla, Khosla Impact

 

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