25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Sunday December 20, 2015,

4 min Read

From creativity to commerce, 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 December 13 – 19 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Meetup planning isn’t for faint-hearted. However, it isn’t as difficult as it is believed to be.

- Laxman Papineni, AppVirality

Magic is in the air. Breathe.

– Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘Eat Pray Love’

There are a lot of great ideas and many talented people chasing those ideas, however, it’s the execution that really defines your success.

- Ankur Gupta, CampusMall

No one can work with you or your startup in the long run unless they have faith in you and your idea.

- Tarun Bhardwaj, Fuccha

Building a strong culture of innovation with a passion to do good work while bringing a family spirit to the space is important to create a world-first product.

– Pranoti Nagarkar, Rotimatic

Many Indian e-commerce companies are moving out of India to get easier access to funds.

- Arvind Singhal, Technopak

Pre-Series A is crucial for startups in the Indian context as the bar set for Series A is at an all-time high.

- Paula Mariwala, Seedfund

As far as enterprises go, 2016 will be all about cyber security.

- Adithya Venkatesan, Gutenberg Communications

The more open we make AI, the better.

- Vishal Sikka, Infosys

Local languages and mobile are going to play a vital role as far as digital commerce is concerned.

Rohit Bansal, Snapdeal

Design is not about making a scrappy MVP pretty before shipping it, design is about how you conceptualize, execute, and test the MVP.

- Pankaj Jain, 500 Startups

In addition to learning, prototyping is also fundamentally a communication tool.

- Renee DiResta, Brady Forrest and Ryan Vinyard, 'The Hardware Startup’

The delivery boys are the face of the company.

- Sandeep Padoshi, Wow Express

Do something good; it will come back to you.

- Srikanth Bolla, Bollant Industries

I think the present generation of the wealthy and the semi-wealthy demonstrate much more generosity.

Azim Premji, Wipro

Don’t go with the attitude thinking I can have a career or a family; go with the attitude that I can have both.

– Padmasree Warrior

Most women even today are clueless about the fit and sizes of the lingerie they need to pick.

- Richa Kar, Zivame

India loses over USD 12 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies among its population.

- Centre for Science and Environment

We are all capable of achieving success, but we just forget to look beyond the obstacles that we face.

– Swapna Augustine

Can’t ageing be truly beautiful, not just graceful?

- Vladi Ruppo, Beautiful Years

We tell parents that even if they want their son to become a driver he will have to pass class eight; to become a factory worker he will need a tenth pass degree.

- Inderjit Kumar, Deepalaya School

Somewhere in today’s rural to urban supply chain, the end labourer who deserves the most ends up earning the least.

- Pooja Terwad, Nivaran Online

Even if we are doing social good, we need to be sustainable, and we can’t keep asking for grants and burning through funds.

- Mukund BS, RenewIT

We must never let success fill us up with arrogance.

Pandit Jasraj

Figure out what is unusual and unique about yourself and build on that instead of trying to ape or mimic established artistes.

- Shibani Kashyap

It is important to make your work stand out from the rest, so constant innovation is the need of the hour.


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).