‘Perseverance is still the key' – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao
January 10, 2016, Updated on : Thu Sep 05 2019 07:26:39 GMT+0000
‘Perseverance is still the key' – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys
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From logistics to layoffs, 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 25 gems and insights from the week of January 3 – 9 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Uday Reddy

Marketplace businesses generally require many years to turn profitable. - Saurabh Kochhar, foodpanda.in

We constituted a policy wherein 5% of the plots in the industrial parks are reserved for women. - Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka

I don’t know why people are so reluctant to say they’re feminists. - Ellen Page

There are many similarities in the Indian and Chinese online travel markets. - Deep Kalra, MakeMyTrip

Don’t depend on verbal commitments. But remember that the money is not yours until it’s in your bank. - Pradeep Kumar, ZopChat

Scaling up will become easier under GST. - Kaustabh Chakraborty, Urban Ladder

Lack of multi-language support feature so far in smartphones has been a major roadblock in achieving higher smartphone penetration rate. - Rakesh Deshmukh, Firstouch

With matters as personal as fashion and clothes, given the choice, people always prefer to have face-time. - Bhavana Motwani, StitchMyFit

Vehicle tracking in India is primarily dependent on the mobile infrastructure available. - Vishal Sharma, ShopClues

Logistics system in India is underdeveloped and there is no big player that can provide pan-India access at economical cost. - Jaspal Singh, Valoriser Consultants

The pet food market in India is projected to cross $270 million by 2019. - India Pet Food Market report

The reality in India is that ‘going off-line’ is currently the only way of reaching meaningful scale in the world’s largest school ecosystem. - Kartik Srivatsa, Aspada Investment Advisors

Layoffs happen everywhere, but the way they happen is what makes the story. - Neha Puri, CyberChef

No matter how big your chest fund might be, it’ll blow up. - Prafulla Mathur, WudStay

Every successful business is customer-focussed. - Sindhu Joseph, CogniCor

It’s a myth that an entrepreneur cannot work in a corporation. It’s all in the mindset. – Prasanna Gokhale

Entrepreneurship is now mainstream. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

This is going to be the decade of entrepreneurs. - N R Narayana Murthy, Infosys

Indian entrepreneurs must begin to understand and tap uniquely Indian consumer behaviours. - Anirudh Suri, India Internet Fund

We are in essence a metaphorical and allegorical country. - Alka Pande, art curator

Your dreams, even the smallest ones, can be a big source of resilience and motivation. - Nandita Venkatesan

Perseverance is still the key. – Uday Reddy, YuppTV

Giving need not mean money, but also time, warmth and love. Joy of giving does not depend on giving when you have plenty. - Vinod Rawat

I think we are an extremely giving country. – Ronnie Screwvala

People always relate to stories and examples rather than theory. - Shreya Dhingra, Your Image and I


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).