‘AI will create the next Tricorn for sure’—30 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From unicorns to tricorns, 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 June 26–July 2 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.  

I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. – Michael Phelps

Patience and perseverance are important if you are confident about your work to succeed. – Twinkle Khanna, Gallery Third Eye

Whether you’re young or old or male or female doesn’t matter. What you bring to the table does. - Sheelika Ravishankar, Team Indus

India’s industry needs brands and we have young people who are willing to experiment with alternative fashion. - Mansur Ali Khan, Attitude

We believe startups could add several millions to the economy with the right support and finance to scale up. - Pradeep Mittal, TiE Hyderabad

GST ensures that there is no ambiguity about what constitutes goods and services. – Alok Patnia, TaxMantra

As the government invests in intermodal transportation, sailing will continue to grow. - Radhika Khurana, Sirius Sports

The Indian school segment is very different from the international one and dependency on paper will continue. - Hardik Shah, E-class Education System

I never wanted to be dependent on others to make a living. - Iqbal Qazi

We’re as much a part of the problem as we must surely be of the solution. - Ravi Garikipati, Flipkart

Securing a parachute hardly prepares you for the free fall that it is, being an entrepreneur. - Deep Lodhari, AllThatDips

We want to change the delusion that burnout is necessary for success. - Arianna Huffington

Robots bring no more layoffs than washing machines do. - Balaji Viswanathan, Invento

With automation and changing global business models that impact India, job losses are just going to add to the non-inclusive nation that we are becoming. - Harish Hande, SELCO India

If the Internet, e-comm and mobile created Unicorns, then AI will create the next ‘Tricorn’ for sure. – Ronnie Screwvala, Unilazer Ventures

While Bengaluru is the IT hub of the country, there are startups in every field springing surprises. - Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT, BT

There’s something about not really expecting to win, but just going along with the journey and seeing what comes out of it. - Alysia Montaño

Not taking any decisions is itself a decision. - PV Narasimha Rao, former PM

These herbs are God’s gift to humanity. I do not hold a patent for them so how can I charge more? - Rattan Lal, Guni Mission

The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur. – Elon Musk

‘Be a bee.’ – Prof. Anil Gupta, IIM Ahmedabad

Failure teaches you a lot about your team, and yourself. Recognise the lessons. - Padmaja Ruparel, India Angel Network

Ultimately the co-founder relationship is about two things: trust and transparency.” - Shripati Acharya, Prime Venture Partners

Today, consumers are more concerned about health benefits of the fruits and vegetables. - Naveen Seri, TruTrade

Culture eats strategy for breakfast or lunch. In the case of Uber, it ate up the CEO and Founder Travis Kalanick. - Abhijit Bhaduri, The Digital Tsunami

Harassment faced by women in the workplace is a global problem. – Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

I’ve always believed that the best places to study are the ones where you can learn from others. - Kiran Bhat, IL&M

You need to genuinely start enjoying being a part of the team and what it stands for. - T N Hari, BigBasket

If suitcases can have wheels, why can’t something be invented that rolls on the ground as well as on a staircase. – Amit Agarwal

I had a relative who was visually impaired. Seeing him struggle every day led me to an open-ended question: “If we can, why can’t they?” - Gursimran Singh, EyeScribe

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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