‘You need to be the best company in terms of solving the customer’s pain point’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

3rd Jan 2016
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From experimentation to excellence, 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 December 27 – January 2 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Aparameya Radhakrishnan
I believe that you can’t change the world, rather change only a pocket of the world.

- Adam Woodward, Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya

A large part of the population today relies on apps for everyday content needs.

- Rajat Gupta, Planet GoGo

By 2016, India’s vehicle sales would surpass that of Brazil, Germany and Japan, making India the third largest market.

- Mukul Singhal, SAIF Partners

India’s e-commerce industry is likely to touch $38 billion mark in 2016.

Assocham

In the next five years we plan to support 10,000 campus startup teams across the country.

- Sanjay Vijayakumar, Startup Village

Fifty shades of red is the way to go with viral images.

- Manjunath Padigar, marketer

So it is now time to move from let’s-fix-this mode onto what’s-next mode.

- Pranay Srinivasan, SOURCEEASY

The inner human world is a universe which is more wide and deep than the simple cosmos.

- Vladimir Kazanevsky, cartoonist

When we live close to nature and live simple, our entire lives and personalities change for better.

- Shashi Bhushan, Madman’s Farm

We will go to Naxalite affected areas and all other difficult areas of India because it is our country and if we don’t, who will?

- Shashank Mani, Jagriti Yatra

If you look at failure in advance, then nothing will ever happen.

– Jenpu Rongmei, CAN Youth

Continuous exploration gave me the confidence to put my idea out into the world.

- Spriha Chokhani, Pulp Factory

Never self pity yourself.

- Nirmala Kewlani, Nina Foundation

You need to be the best company in terms of solving the customer’s pain point.

- Aprameya Radhakrishna, Angel Investor

For now, bubble or no bubble, the party is still on.

- Raj Mitra, investment expert

One must be prepared to re-write plans as you go along.

- Nupur Joshi Thanks, Paper Planes

The first challenge for any entrepreneur thinking about a startup is to take up the important journey of moving from opinion to evidence.

- Ganapathy Venugopal, Axilor

Build something that customers love. And then sit back to enjoy it. More is not always better.

- Maheima Kapur, Talking Street

It was very demotivating to lose some of our very initial traction but it helped us get our technology right.

- Rudresh Chowdhury, Arch – The Way

Most marketers in India lack a desire to experiment. They believe in following tried and tested approaches.

- Reshu Rathi, Betaout

Yes I believe valuation achieved by a few companies isn’t real and sanity will prevail soon.

- Amit Jain, CarDekho

Not all riches are worth chasing.

- Jayanth Jagadeesh, Raksha SafeDrive

Building a new behaviour for consumers and suppliers in a conventional industry is always a challenge.

- Vineet Singh, BuildZar

Every day we are learning something new about intelligence, memory, and probably consciousness too.

- Navneet Sharma, SnapShopr

While building your product, don’t refrain from thinking big and thinking global.

- Naveen Tewari, InMobi

 

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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