‘There is no juice without the squeeze’– 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From enthusiasm to energy, 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 July 31 – August 6 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.  

Don’t get too high on the highs, and don’t get too low on the lows. - Reggie Bradford, SEA

Mobile technology has been one of the best things that has happened to businesses with a loyalty proposition. - Rijish Raghavan, PAYBACK India

With the growth of social media, modern businesses can now delegate some of their brand-building responsibilities to a less usual voice — their customer or their fans. - Prabhakar Mundkur, HGS Interactive

Logistics will be at the heart of India’s internet growth story. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

Developers should go out there and understand the next 300 million consumers. - Purnima Kochikar, Google Play

SMEs are the backbone of the economy and if India is to continue to witness high growth, then supporting them is non-negotiable. - Harshvardhan Lunia, Lendingkart

ML and AI offer enormous potential to SMBs. - Vijay Anand, IDC

Scarcity of water, electricity and dependable agriculture labour will push farmers towards automation in a big way. - HS Vijayeendra, Avanijal

What will happen to two-wheeler vehicles if they remain dumb in the era of self-driving cars, shared mobility and AI? - Deepansh Jain, Scooterson

Global screening for diseases that can be tackled with early detection is not possible without the help of AI. - Rajarajeshwari, Artelus

Co-working spaces are playing a vital role in supporting the development of the startup nation that India is now. - Ajay Chauhan, SalezShark

Try winning in one segment and then you figure out the formula for winning overall. - Naiyya Saggi, BabyChakra

The way we teach needs a rethink. - Narayanan Ramaswamy, KPMG India

Working long and maintaining a healthy life is not easy, but it is not impossible. - Archana Doshi, Archana’s Kitchen

Mental and emotional issues are far more neglected than physical fitness. - Pranay Choudhry, Zena

Women have it in their DNA to balance work and life much better, and in a way that both get their due priority. - Tarang Gianchandani, Jaslok Hospital

Age is just a number. It is never too late to follow your heart. Keep exploring, learning and growing. – Moksha Jetley, BacknBeyond

Art is the biggest lifter of one’s spirits. - Silloo Daruwalla, Crimson Art Gallery

As long as a startup understands that it can make money by keeping costs low, in its pilot, and then figures out scale it has a good business model. - V Ganapathy, Axilor Ventures

Apple may have been the past, but Amazon is definitely the future. - Abhijit Bhaduri, ‘The Digital Tsunami’

If you don’t know something, you can figure it out along the way. - Vibhore Sharma, Naukri.com

Never hesitate in seeking help from people. You cannot run a startup alone. - Ayush Goel, MissionKya

No problem can be solved by leveraging only one discipline. - V Ramgopal Rao, IIT Delhi

There is no juice without the squeeze. - Abhijit Chandrasekaran, Upraise

Have a clear purpose and values. Making money will happen as an outcome. - Savitha Rao, Clean Planet

It is so ironical that on one hand India is making remarkable progress, but on the other, millions of others live with acute problems. - Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Laureate

Development must be need-based and contextual. - Shib Shankar Dasgupta, Shreeja Sports Academy

Organic farming not only helps farmers get rid of the impact of pesticides and other chemicals but also reduces the amount of water needed. - Sarat Gidda, GVKSRD

Every generation should outdo the last. It’s the best way forward, both in wisdom and wealth. - Anish Behera, Cheil Worldwide

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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