151+ Best Startup Quotes To Get Inspired [New, Short, Inspiring, Funny, Success & More]

by Rey Sagar

Ok, are you on the journey to become an entrepreneur? If you are, then you are already on a way to building a successful business, right?

It is very easy to get tired when you are just starting up your first business, so why not get more inspiration from great innovators in the world.

There are a few motivations that may be helpful to build a successful startup like:

  • Making a difference in the world
  • Find personal meaning from building a business
  • Build something that everybody loves
  • Satisfaction of doing something great
  • Personal growth and accomplishment
  • Seeing the real value of one’s beliefs
  • Helping others achieve their goals

But there is more thing beyond this, and it’s a difficult journey to go through.

That’s why we have collected the best inspirational quotes for startups to feel more motivated, which will help you grow faster and get up when you feel, you are going to give up.

Let’s see the best startup quotes and saying by one of the most influential business people on the planet, and don’t forget to share it on social media or with your friends if you like it.

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151+ Best Best Startup Quotes And Captions Of All Time

Here are the Best Startup Quotes And Captions that I could ever find.

What is the goal? To give you the inspiration and motivation that will ultimately make you wealthier (mentally) and help you to grow your mindset much further.

So take your seat, put aside some cup of coffee and enjoy reading the new business startup quotes!

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Best Startup Quotes

  • Globalization for a startup is exciting; you have to learn so fast about the different cultures of the world. — Adam Neumann
  • Hold at least one all-hands meeting every quarter and, to underscore the startup’s team concept, make sure at least one additional executive joins you in leading the meeting. — Scott Weiss
  • A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed. – Neil Blumenthal
  • There are so many similarities between a startup venture and a political campaign – the rhythm, the tempo, the hours, the intensity. – Mike McCurry
  • A startup for entrepreneurs is like a baby, and I have five babies so far – experienced father.
  • The truth is, you cannot run a political campaign like a tech startup. Technology is a field that fetishizes disruption. The old ways are suspect, and we place an almost irrational trust on new tools. That’s fine for developing games, but it was a failing playbook for politics. – Brianna Wu
  • Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase. – Fred Wilson
  • In the startup work environment, you get to have a relationship with your boss, the investors, and the key members of the team. Startups are like families – you see the good, the bad and the ugly, but in the end, you’ve got each other’s back. – Clay Clark
  • The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don’t necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination. – Bill Rancic
  • Stay away from family when you are working on a startup. – Ritesh Agarwal
Best Startup Quotes
  • Internal emerging talents’ skill enhancement is the key to success for Startups. ― Sandeep Aggarwal
  • When you start, those who can’t start have an opinion. ― Marion Bekoe
  • If you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late. ― Reid Hoffman
  • When you start seeing your product as your customer’s product and not as your product, you will start seeing all the missing gaps. ― Pooja Agnihoti
  • If you are an early in the game, then keep your startup alive till the whole market enters the game. ― Anuj Jasani
  • You don’t want to run your business based on mere suspicions and assumptions. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • Recruiting talent is no different than any other challenge a startup faces. It’s all about selling. – Vivek Wadhwa
  • The reality is, the Lean Startup method is not about cost, it is about speed. Lean startups waste less money, because they use a disciplined approach to testing new products and ideas. – Eric Ries
  • Entrepreneurs are everywhere, it’s about how big you can think to create something big in this world. ― Anuj Jasani
  • In a startup, there have to be challenges. Otherwise, someone else would have done it already. And that’s almost the most exciting part. – Payal Kadakia
  • A hardware startup with no funding is a risky venture. – Brendan Iribe
  • When people ignore you for working with you, they are ignoring things they don’t like in you, improve it before you go to someone else to work with you. ― Anuj Jasani
  • Creating the right advisory board for your startup can be the single most important step you take in building a new business. – Jay Samit

Funny Quotes On Startup

  • It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower. — Paul Graham
  • Best startups generally come from somebody trying to scratch an itch. —Michael Arrington, Co founder, Techcrunch
  • Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us. — Angelo Sotira, Co founder, Deviantart
  • If I had asked my customer what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse. —Henry Ford, Founder, Ford
  • He’s taking this company to hell, and we’re riding shotgun. – Unknown
  • The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. — Lilly Tomlin
  • As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried. — Ben Horowitz
Funny Quotes On Startup
  • I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth. Even if it costs them their jobs. — Samuel Goldwyn
  • There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. — Henry Kissinger
  • I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. — Douglas Adams
  • If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. — James Goldsmith
  • A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. — David Brinkley
  • Why join the Navy if you can be a pirate? — Steve Jobs
  • Failure is not an option—it comes bundled with the software. — Unknown
  • We have paralysis by analysis. — Unknown
  • Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig. — George Bernard Shaw
  • A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept, and the hours are lost. — Unknown
  • Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. — Sloan Wilson
  • Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot. — Unknown
  • Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it. — Andrew Young
  • There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? — Kin Hubbard
  • Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. — Howard Aiken
  • If it’s stupid but works, it isn’t stupid. — Unknown
  • By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. — Robert Frost
  • If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars. — J. Paul Getty

Startup Entrepreneur Quotes

  • The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new. — Socrates
  • I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. ― Herbert Bayard Swope
  • It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ― Herman Melville
  • Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. ― Roy T. Bennett
  • Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it. ― Salvador Dali
  • Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us. — Angelo Sotira
  • What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed. — Dave Thomas
  • If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large. — Jeff Bezos
  • If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. — Zig Ziglar
  • Always deliver more than expected. — Larry Page
Startup Entrepreneur Quotes
  • The value of an idea lies in the using of it. — Thomas Edison
  • If you just work on stuff that you like, and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. — Mark Zuckerberg
  • If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble. — Omar Hamoui
  • Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell. — Lisa Stone
  • It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. — Scott Belsky
  • The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. — Reid Hoffman
  • Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. — Tony Hsieh
  • Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch. — Michael Arrington
  • Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. — Guy Kawasaki
  • An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. — David Karp
  • See things in the present, even if they are in the future. — Larry Ellison
  • Don’t try to be original, just try to be good. — Paul Rand
Startup Entrepreneur Quotes
  • You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. — Larry Page
  • Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not. — Michael Dell
  • All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies, but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA. — Reid Hoffman
  • In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. — Steve Case
  • Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. — Tony Hsieh
  • Diligence is the mother of good luck. — Benjamin Franklin
  • Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. — Howard Schultz
  • No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. — Reid Hoffman
  • In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents. ― Alexandre Dumas
  • Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey. ― Lolly Daskal
  • A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. ― Richard Branson
  • Be a surfer. Watch the ocean. Figure out where the big waves are breaking and adjust accordingly. ― 37 Signals
  • While others were dreaming about it — I was getting it done. ― Nathan W. Morris
  • Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled. ― Richard Branson,

Inspirational Quotes For Startups

  • Like any startup in hyper-growth mode, growth often brings change, and with it, evolution in the executive team. — Jennifer Hyman
  • If you’re not hungry enough to die, no one will come to feed you. ― Anuj Jasani
  • A successful business owner will know their business as well as they know their favorite celebrity, their partner, and even their dogs. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. ― Ted Turner
  • Social life is good for those who are satisfied in their life, not for those who have some goals and dreams in life ― Anuj Jasani
  • When you walk in silence, your excellence will always speak for you. ― Onyi Anyado
  • If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”, African Proverb ― Paul Oberschneider
  • Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. ― Biz Stone
  • There can’t be anything more fatal to a business than making decisions based on somebody else’s assumptions. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. ― Paul Graham
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ― Albert Einstein
  • Do you know great minds enjoy excellence, average minds love mediocrity and small minds adore comfort zones? ― Onyi Anyado
  • Business growth happens when people remember you. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • If you are going to be in business, you must learn about money: how it works, how it flows, and how to put it to work for you. ― Idowu Koyenikan,
  • Being successful is not that tough, you just need a little mindset change. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough. ― Mario Andretti
Best Inspirational Quotes For Startups
  • For a startup, you need to stay small, so the others don’t attack, or you aim to be one of the big guys. If you don’t do it right, you might lose everything. — Hamdi Ulukaya
  • Like any startup in hyper-growth mode, growth often brings change, and with it, evolution in the executive team. — Jennifer Hyman
  • Key is the question of where do new ideas come from. Historically, four places: government labs, big corporations, startup companies, and research universities. — Nicholas Negroponte
  • The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.― Peter Drucker
  • It’s fairly common knowledge that a startup can’t execute on two products simultaneously. — Michael Seibel
  • The reality of a startup is you have failures very often. — Ritesh Agarwal
  • Properly defined, a startup is the largest group of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future. — Peter Thiel
  • Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. — Edward Gibbon
  • A startup is literally just a series of unfortunate events where you failed, failed, failed, and failed until you succeed. — Adam Draper
  • Don’t do a startup unless you’re ideologically driven to make it succeed beyond the economic motivation. — Balaji Srinivasan
  • In the startup world, ‘not working’ is normal. — Paul Graham

Business Start Up Quotes & Motivation Quotes

  • Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. ― Sun Tzu
  • Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. ― Warren Buffett
  • You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ― Steve Jobs
  • Rejection is an opportunity for your selection. ― Bernard Branson
  • A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. — Jeff Bezos
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. — Colin Powell
  • The best way to predict your future is to create it. ― Peter Drucker
  • There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. — Sam Walton
  • Done is better than perfect. ― Shery
Business Start Up Quotes
  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain
  • Advertising is legitimised lying. ― H.G. Wells
  • An organization, no matter how well-designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. — Dee Hock
  • Don’t blow off another’s candle, for it won’t make yours shine brighter. ― Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  • Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. — Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself. ― Idowu Koyenikan
  • In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. — Harold S. Geneen
  • Making money is art and working is art, and good business is the best art. — Andy Warhol
  • Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. — Paul Tournier
  • You only have to do a few things right in your life, so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. — Warren Buffett
  • I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. — Jeff Bezos
  • I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. — Edward Appleton
  • The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon
  • If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. ― Zig Ziglar
  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney
  • Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston Churchill
  • Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. — Richard Branson
  • I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. — Estée Lauder
Business Start Up Quotes Motivation Quotes
  • Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. — Henry David Thoreau
  • There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. — Seth Godin
  • I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. — G.K. Chesterton
  • You have to work on the business first before it works for you. ― Idowu Koyenikan
  • There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive. ― Sophie Kinsella
  • Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! — Henry Ford
  • Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game. ― Sidney Sheldon
  • Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. ― Peter F. Drucker
  • It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. — Tom Brokaw
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. — Colin Powell
  • If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. — Steve Jobs
  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. — Walt Disney

Leadership Startup Journey Quotes

  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams
  • Accepting that you’re wrong, shows humility, which will set a better example of you as a leader on your team than sticking to something that others can clearly see is wrong. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. — Alexander the Great
  • Where there is no vision, there is no hope. — Washington Carver
  • Building a great team is the lifeblood of any startup, and finding great talent is one of the hardest and costliest tasks any CEO will ever face. — Jay Samit
  • Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. — Warren Bennis
  • A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. — Lao Tzu
  • Become a leader that shows humility and not stubbornness. ― Pooja Agnihotri
  • A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. — Arnold H. Glasow
  • Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. — Margaret Fuller
  • The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen. — Simon Sinek
  • Leadership is always about people. — Colin Powell
Leadership Startup Journey Quotes
  • Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. — J. P. Morgan
  • The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. — Henry Kissinger
  • If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. — Thomas Aquinas
  • How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking. — David Joseph Schwartz
  • Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. — George W. Bush
  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. — Bill Bradley
  • Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. — Sam Walton
  • Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. — Tom Peters

Innovation Startup Quotes & Startup Captions

  • Innovators are the ones whose dreams are clearer than the reality that tells them they’re crazy. — Simon Sinek
  • For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. — Margaret Heffernan
  • The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation. — Bob Iger
  • Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. — William Pollard
  • Innovation is the calling card of the future. — Anna Eshoo
  • Innovation is like looking for pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. You have to find a lot of pieces that don’t match to find the one or two pieces that match. — Edward Conard
  • A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance. — Gary Hamel
  • Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress. — Li Keqiang
  • Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation. — Dean Kamen
  • There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. — Brene Brown
  • I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. — Jeff Bezos
  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. — Steve Jobs
Innovation Startup Quotes & Startup Captions
  • Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation. — Gavin Newsom
  • Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation. — Milan Kundera
  • You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past. — Bob Iger
  • Microsoft is not about greed. It’s about innovation and fairness. — Bill Gates
  • Innovation comes out of great human ingenuity and very personal passions. — Megan Smith
  • Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way. — Tom Freston
  • I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research, and you learn the basic facts. — Bill Gates

Short Motivational Quotes For Startups

  • I don’t know a startup that hasn’t been through tough times. — Vinod Khosla
  • One startup I dream of funding is the one that kills the record companies. — Paul Graham
  • Like having a child, running a startup is the sort of experience that’s hard to imagine unless you’ve done it yourself. — Paul Graham
  • A hardware startup with a lot of funding and a lot of momentum has a lot less risk. — Brendan Iribe
  • In the startup world, you’re either a genius or an idiot. You’re never just an ordinary guy trying to get through the day. — Marc Andreessen
  • Berlin is well on its way to becoming one of the most vibrant startup hubs in the world. — Jawed Karim
  • When you’re doing a startup, life is not all roses and rainbows, like you see on Instagram, and killing it. — Paige Craig
  • It’s a fight to get anyone other than your mom to care about your startup. — Alexis Ohanian
  • Failure will happen. It’s a normal part of the startup process. — Steve Blank
Short Motivational Quotes For Startups
  • As an entrepreneur, the pressures of a startup can be enormous, but it’s rarely life or death. — Ryan Holmes
  • I got really excited about the idea of a data-driven startup just as I was starting Kaggle. — Anthony Goldbloom
  • I’m a creature of startups. — Unknown
  • In a startup, in the early days, it can be hard to explain what you do. — Trip Adler
  • Whether by design or circumstance, every startup will eventually get disrupted. — Jay Samit
  • Founding a successful startup is no different than forming a rock band. — Jay Samit
  • A startup is not just about the idea: it’s about testing and then implementing the idea. — Unknown
  • A startup, to a some degree, is a set of those challenges of, ‘If you don’t solve this, you’re dead.’ — Reid Hoffman
  • If you aren’t committed to diversity of thought, you have no business launching a startup. — Sallie Krawcheck
  • Everybody should do at least one startup sometime in life. It’s such an amazing ride. — Oren Etzioni
  • When you get involved in a startup, you have to be passionate. — Martin Cooper


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