Rules of Hiring #2: If there is doubt, there is no doubt. Rules of Hiring #1: Always hire people who are smarter than you.
Sachin Bansal, Founder Flipkart
Never hire someone to do your initial sales. In fact you should acquire your first hundred customers yourself.
Sashank Nd, Founder Practo
Shashank ND is Founder and CEO of Practo Technologies, Bangalore. He loves to swim, skydiving and climbing mountains.
Raise money from investors who are more excited about the BUSINESS /MARKET than the TEAM. They can help discover amazing opportunities.
Abhishek Goyal, Founder Traxcn
I strongly believe all students should have a startup during college. Doesn't matter if successful or how big or small. Worst case scenario it will make them 10x better employee than someone with no exposure to how a business works.
If you fully accept the worst that can ever happen in your journey, fear won’t ever be an obstacle in starting-up.
Kunal Shah, Founder Freecharge
Kunal Shah is the founder of FreeCharge, which recently got acquired by Axis Bank for $60 million. Before that, Snapdeal had acquired FreeCharge in the year 2015 for about $400 million. He has done his MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and studied at Wilson College, Mumbai.
Building a company is similar to building a product. Culture is the UX for employees & Support is the UX for customers.
Don’t be a jerk, even if you are brilliant, don’t be a brilliant jerk.
Girish Mathorrobootha, Founder Freshworks
Girish Mathrubootham who is the founder of Freshworks which is a software-based service company. Prior to this, he was the VP - Product Management at ZOHO Corporation.
There is no secret ingredient. To make something special you just have to believe it's special.
Rahul Yadav, Founder Housing
It's a long long road. Sometimes all you need are people who pat your back and say, carry on. Thank you to everyone who encourages.
Sharaddha Sharma, Founder Yourstory
Building predictability on top of market place economy is how new age businesses will get built. Super excited
It is extremely important to build something that a 100 people absolutely love using rather than make something that a 1000 people would just, kind of, like.
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder OYO
Ritesh Agarwal is owner of OYO which is India’s largest marketplace for branded and bugedet hotels. OYO Rooms net worth over $1Bn. He began working on the project in 2012. A thiel fellow, Agarwal started his venture in Gurgoan, Haryana and it is now spread in 230 cities in India and also in countries like UAE, Nepal, China and many others.
Scale is important for a startup. Think big, but take one day at a time.
Kunal Bahl, Founder SnapDeal -
Owner and co-founder of Snapdeal, did his schooling from Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram and went to Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He and his friend Rohit Bansal launched this Indian start-up in 2010. He worked with Microsoft at the beginning of his career. Today, his e-commerce platform is a huge success and is competing with Amazon and Flipkart.
The fundamental model of our business is that in mature markets we should make profits and they shouldn’t need any more outside money to grow.
Deepinder Goyal, Founder Zomato