“Don’t worry about the failure.

You only have to be right once.”

-Drew Houston

The world today is buzzing with numerous startups. Reading all the success stories about the people who were just like us a few years gives inspiration to many. Here presenting 5 inspiring founders of e-commerce startups that would help you walk that extra mile to open your e-commerce store in India.

Inspiration 1: Radhika Agarwal and Sanjay Sethi, Founders ShopClues

Being the 36th entrant in India’s e-commerce market,they started operations here in 2012. Headquartered in Gurgaon, ShopClues has become a billion dollar company in a time span of less than 4 years. This itself is enough to judge the potential of e-commerce business in India. Founded by Radhika’s husband, Sandeep Aggarwal, ShopClues is now run Sanjay Sethi and Radhika Aggarwal. After becoming a household name, the “We still have miles to go before we sleep.” attitude is what you need to become the next ShopClues in India.

Inspiration 2 : Ritesh Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, OYO Rooms

One of the most valuable Internet startups in India by a college dropout, OYO Rooms transformed the face of Indian Hospitality Industry by offering standard reliable rooms. Hailing from a business family, he moved to Delhi in 2011 to start his entrepreneurial journey after deciding to skip engineering college entrance exams.


Inspiration 3 : Deep Kalra, CEO and Founder MakeMyTrip

Surviving many hurdles  and the dotcom bust, getting listed on the International Stock Exchange; MakeMyTrip was a game changer in the travel segment. Complete devotion and hard work for more than a decade and a laser sharp focus is what took him to reach the stage of an IPO and scale MakeMyTrip to this level.


Inspiration 4 : Ambareesh Murty, Co-Founder, Pepperfry

“Change is the only constant we all know”. This holds true when it comes to startups as well.  Mr. Ambareesh Murty embraces the same principle as he says, “Every plan you startup with will change.” Lesson to be learnt from him is, “You Don’t Need Much Money To Build A Good Ecommerce Biz In India.” All you need is hard work and continuous effort in this direction.


Inspiration 5 : Albinder Dhindsa, Co-founder Grofers

He highlighted the importance of a good customer experience in the longer run for and business to function. He says, “Although some initial assumptions while starting up may not be spot on. It’s important to build a supply experience for demand to generate.” A perfect example of “Luck By Chance”, Albinder, unlike many, was an accidental entrepreneur with absolutely no intentions of getting into business. But when he saw a huge gap in the market along with a lucrative opportunity, there was no going back.


So, all you “future big names”, it does not have to be in your genes to be an entrepreneur. All you need is a little patience, a strategic vision and most importantly an economically built e-commerce website.