Twelve Memorable Quotes from TechCrunch Disrupt 2013


So you missed TechCrunch Disrupt this week. Well, here are 12 quotes to keep you in the loop…


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“Don’t start a company just because you can. Do it because you have the conviction.” –  Naval Ravikant (Angel List)

“It’s all about skills, folks! People should be trying really big crazy things these days!” – Chamath Palihapitya (Social+Capital Partnership)

“We invest in people who themselves believe in and use their product. Be your own best customer.” – Ben Lerer (Thrillist, Lerer Ventures)

“Know when to sell, know when to pivot, know when to give up.” – Kevin Ryan (Gilt Groupe)

“Mobile advertising needs to not interrupt the user experience but be integrated into the product.” –  Gokul Rajaram (Facebook)

“Sharing is not a crime, we want to make sharing possible. People who speak up make a difference.” – Sunil Paul (Sidecar)

“You don’t have to be abrasive to be disruptive.” – Jay Bregman (Hailo)

“If I was on the board of Yelp, I’d be nervous, too.” – Dennis Crowley (Foursquare), in response to former Square COO and current Yelp board member Keith Rabois’ criticism of Foursquare

“It’ll be a big hit in Israel. It’s mostly Jews and they always ask for a second opinion.” – Yossi Vardi (angel investor) critiquing Share Practice, a collaborative clinical reference app for doctors.

“Steve, Sandy, Jerry, Larry, Sergey, Max, Reid, Chad, Brian, Drew, Jack.” – Aaref Hilaly (Sequoia Capital), when asked to summarize Sequoia’s brand in one sentence.

“NYC’s advantages over Silicon Valley outnumber the disadvantages… (and) Not everyone I pass on the street is wearing a fucking dropbox or airbnb shirt.” – David Karp (Tumblr)

“Do 18 year old girls ask if there are any conflict minerals in this iPhone?” – Michael Arrington

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