'As a leader, everyone wants a piece of you' – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

17th Jul 2016
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From rights to responsibilities, 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 July 10-16 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Social media now needs more organised and innovative content. - Manan Kapur, YAAP

On the one side, we are seeing an excessive usage of video games and pornography, while on the other side it also displays certain coping mechanisms. - Manoj Sharma, Nimhans

Companies and brands can come and go, but good entrepreneurs find their foothold in the right places. - Mohit Gulati, Altius

The product will sell only if customers get significant value out of the product. - Yash Kotak, Lumos

Availability of unsecured loans at low interest rates has been a challenge for small merchants. - Kiran Vasireddy, Paytm

As compared to China, which does over Rs 10,000 crore per day, India is still at a nascent stage for adoption of blockchain. – Rajashekara V. Maiya, EdgeVerve

China is increasingly trending towards technical innovation. - Tara Kola, computer science researcher

Over the past five years, we have seen the emergence of an exciting startup ecosystem in Sri Lanka. - Prajeeth Balasubramniam, investor

The low amount of unicorns being created this year is surely a positive signal to me. - Peesh Chopra, PVC

Understand urgency vs practicality. - Vedanta Kumar, SeenIt

The government should play the role of enabler. - Priyank Kharge, Govt of Karnataka

Bots are in their very early stages. It is still a hype cycle today. - Abinash Tripathy, Helpshift

On an average, 50 percent of a hotel’s inventory lies vacant. - Rohit Khetrapal, FindMyStay

Verticals give niche solutions, but horizontals educate the consumer space. - Rajiv Srivatsa, Urban Ladder

People have become busy with the modern lifestyle and most young people don’t know how to weave. The handloom industry is dying. - Daisy Nath, Assam Silk Shopping

Our society as a whole is lacking only in one thing, i.e., accepting the fact that disability is physical, not social. - Suvarna Raj, para-athelete

Women in our society are pressurised so much in their childhood that by the time they complete education, they start feeling safer in the kitchen as compared to a job outside. - Parimala Hariprasad, Amadeus IT Group

Awareness regarding cervical cancer and its prevention is very poor among both educated and illiterate women in India. - Swarupa Kakumanu, Mahati Trust

If everyone across the country becomes part of the solution, we could avoid the garbage dumps in the city, we could improve the quality of the air. - Manish Advani, MSSG

India will have a disproportionately large amount of the world’s global mobile development talent. - Dinesh Katiyar and Shruti Ghatge, Accel

Startups are extremely important in shaping India’s economic story and venture capital plays a critical role in that. – Ratan Tata

While the first phase is about create and conquer, the next phase is about empire building. - T N Hari, BigBasket

There are immediate cost-effectiveness of e-learning, in terms of reducing learner’s participation time involvement. - Vinay Agrawal, ISBMA

The whole process of creating a piece of art stems from values of unity and mutual love. - Kajal Singh, graffiti artist

Invest in tools and analytics. Make them your best pal. - Tina Datta Nayak, RentoMojo

As an entrepreneur, feel the prosperity in your courage, in the endurance that graces you, and in the strength of your pursuit. - Krupali Shah, Ahimsa

As a leader, everyone wants a piece of you. - Tina Garg, Pink Lemonade

The most courageous decisions are taken when you stand at the verge of losing. - Shubham Jain, GrabOnRent

Grow as a person, never stop growing. – Jwala Gutta, badminton ace


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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