At Haptik, we use React extensively. In fact, 5 out of our 5 heavy lifting customer facing Apps are written in React. But this was not the case always, we had to try a whole lot different technologies to fail and then move to React 2.5 years back only to succeed. React has, in fact, made our frontend journey very simple. This talk will revolve around how React has helped a startup to build and ship great bug-free and good looking products. How React eased our process to get started, our learnings to build extensible products and things we did wrong (and learned from). We wish to give back to the same React community who has helped us grow extensively in our journey.