‘Geeks are taking over the world’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

8th Oct 2018
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From technology to transformation, 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; we will have a separate compilation on TechSparks 2018 coming up next). Share these 30 gems and insights from the week of October 1-7 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

What matters most is as a founder, did you take the company to the next level? - Naganand Doraswamy, IdeaSpring Capital

If you have a great product or innovation then no country is a barrier. - Alok Kejriwal, Games2Win

For the global market, quality is the highest priority. - TC Joseph, Dolphin Rubber Industries

The new trend is to communicate the brand’s message through the life stories of real people, be it emotional or aspirational. - Sanghamitra Khatu, Tribal Box

Storytelling gives meaning and allows you to stand out from the mass of routine pitches. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

Digital marketing is a successful business model that can be run without the support of external funding. - Pardeep Goyal, StartupKarma

As mere good content is not enough anymore, many OTT players are re-routing their content strategies and creating relatable content. - Jason Wang, SHAREit India

Monetising chatbots is not only a possibility today, it is also becoming a necessity. - Amit Dua, ValueAppz

There is so much to travel but only so little time. Even if we have all the means to travel, it is physically impossible to cover the globe. - Purav Shah, QuaQua

Large consumer internet unicorns are now becoming acquirers. They are acquiring newer categories, technologies and making acquisitions within the ecosystem. - Sreedhar Prasad, KPMG India

We have to adopt blockchain technology or else we may fail to keep pace with other countries. - Pankaj Sinha, Right Directions

Keep reading and learning about upcoming technologies. They have the potential to grow or destroy any industry. - Sumit Jaiswal, Highflow Industries

Demonetisation pushed Indians towards switching to cashless methods, which come with hidden costs, but as soon as the pressure reduced, Indians returned to using cash. - Himaghna Sarkar, ToneTag

Ecommerce gives you access to top 25 cities in an instant. - Vinay Singh, Fireside Ventures

Over the years, it became increasingly evident that India’s commitment to being a welfare state was being compromised by a weak public distribution system. - TN Hari, Fundamentum

No point in finding faults with any government; certain governments are better to work with, and certain governments are more proactive. - Vishal Phanse, Piramal Swasthya

The release of a very pragmatic regulation is a big relief for the entire Indian drone industry. - Vipul Singh, Aarav Unmanned Systems

The global HR tech industry is nearly $400 billion and while India has had a slow start, it is picking up the pace and gaining investor attention. - Sandeep Chaudhary, Aon Hewitt India

We are seeing strong demand for venture debt from the Indian market. - Vinod Murali, Alteria Capital

India is going through an increase in the number of lifestyle problems like obesity, diabetes, cardio-vascular disorders, hypertension and cancer. - Anju Sood, Rejoov

Logistics is a sector that is poised for transformation. - Ajay Maniar, Aavishkaar

The purpose of mechanisation is to achieve the highest levels of hygiene by reducing human contact with the food. - Madhu Pandit Dasa, Akshaya Patra Foundation

Experience can save one from big losses. And experience comes after facing big losses. - Manjeet Singh Duhan, IBP

Don’t be scared of failures – there’s no successful startup that has never failed once or twice. - Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog

We envision a future generation of dignified individuals who are well aware of their social responsibilities and have an open mindset to find innovative solutions to every problem. - Adwita Desai, LIFE labs

Only by working for the welfare of someone else and impacting other lives do we bring meaning to our existence. - Ankit Manchanda, Books For All

Within you lies the immense potential to reverse negativity, optimise your future, focus on your plans and achieve the success that you were meant to have. - Reeta Gupta, ‘Rescript Your Life'

Some incidents that take place even a decade ago remain fresh in your memory. - Janice Sequeria

Learn about the world, the ways of life, introspection and retrospection. - Medha Joseph, Embarq

Geeks are taking over the world. If they haven’t already. - Priyanka Chopra

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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