‘Digital is going to be a major focus across all brands’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

25th Sep 2016
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From value chains to media channels, 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 September 18-24 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

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There is a strong subjective element in valuation. And that is where the confusion arises. - Bala Deshpande, NEA India

A 'good/high' valuation will only be obtained and realised in cash if a good or great company is built. – Sanjay Anandaram, TiE

As a company at scale, you earn your right to grow when you make money at a unit level. - Snapdeal spokesperson

There is a very thin line separating being helpful and spamming a customer. - Shivakumar Ganesan, Exotel

Digital is going to be a major focus across all brands. - Akshali Shah, Parag Milk Foods

Everything is going the programmatic route, and it is just a matter of time before everyone either embraces it or is left behind. – Rammohan Sundaram, CIX

A large part of the future is the link between the physical and digital worlds. - Hemanth S M, Bezirk

At whatever age the entrepreneurial calling strikes you – and it is a true calling – you should heed it. – V Ganesh, ‘The Underage CEOs’

Get your family and support group completely behind you. And then just go for it! - Sunehra Koshy, Crack of Dawn Crafts

Cash slows down traffic at important toll plazas as attendants and motorists are left grappling with the hassles of dealing in loose change. - Kiran Vasireddy, Paytm

Laundry is a necessary evil, and even during recession, people will not stop washing their existing clothes. - Satyam Mishra, Urban Dhobi

Beyond a point your ‘bullshit quotient’ gives up and you need to find something that doesn’t just give you money but also makes you happy. - Neeti Palta, Loony Goons

Women have always been marginalised, and for a specially-abled one, they are further dismissed. - Radhike Khanna, Om Creations Trust

Historically, Indian households have been frugal and people believed in avoiding wastage and using up every little thing as much as possible. This mindset is changing. - Kamalbir Kaur, Saadgi Creations

The presence of residues of insecticide in food commodities and other components of the environment is a matter of serious concern. – Anand Dholi, Farm2Kitchen

Indian accelerators need to ‘unpack’ success factors and grow the ecosystem. - Dan Kranzler

Nearly 42.5 percent of employees in private sectors are afflicted with depression or general anxiety disorder. – ASSOCHAM report

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not likely to make anything. - Mas Shafreen, Band of Doodlers

Gaming in India is about to witness revolutionary growth on the back of cheaper 4G data and smartphones. - Takeshi Ebihara, Rebright Partners

Why are intimate lifestyle products ignored, more so in the Indian web space? - Reetinder Singh, Kinkpin

Analytics is very important to understand what kind of products, images, and banners are doing good. - Suhaas Kaul, Urban Ladder

Metaphors are turning into mathematics. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

Think big, think fast and think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly. - Dhirubhai Ambani

We believe that the solutions provided by these startups can change and impact lives across the globe. - Terri Bresenham, GE Healthcare

It’s not always the big leap which is needed to start off – its fine to take small steps and begin your journey. - Anu Sharma, The HR Practice

Together, we have a real shot at leaving the world a better place for our children than we found it. - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

A good leader listens to conversations and understands what works in these conversations. - David Rusenko, Weebly

Whitefield is a unique part of Bengaluru which has evolved into a vibrant community and ICT hub. - Dominic McAllister, UK Deputy High Commissioner

Ninety-nine per cent of the start-ups will not generate jobs. One or two will succeed. But these successful ones will be disruptive in nature. - Anirudh Suri, India Internet Fund

It’s been a great adventure – founding a business, growing it and selling it. But it's not for the faint hearted. - Manisha Lath Gupta, IndiaArtCollectors

 

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