50 startup founders reveal why their startups failed

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Startups really do fail every day, which is why ebooks for startup founders like this exist: to help you maintain perspective. Get a small peek at what happens if your startup does fail and what lessons there are to be learned from it. Browse the shutdown announcements from various businesses, like Uber for laundry and renter/landlord matchmaking to music platforms and thrift marketplaces. You’ll learn just what kinds of challenges bring down startups again and again and a few ways you can overcome them.

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you should read this ebook if...

  • You're wondering what can stop a startup from being successful
  • You want to hear personal stories from actual people who've gone through a failed startup
  • Your startup is reaching the end of its life and you'd like to get a closer look and what might come next and how to handle it
  • You're a founder with a struggling startup and want to explore which weak point might be most dangerous or what you're overlooking

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Why do startups fail? It’s a question as old as the first failed startup. Statistics may be against every founder, but these 50 failed startups had a few things in common: lack of planning and perseverance topping the list. If you want to avoid joining the ranks of Gowalla and Admazely, focus on revenue, have a clear product vision, and above all, stay the path (especially when things get tough).

Startups really do fail every day, which is why ebooks for startup founders like this exist: to help you maintain perspective. Get a small peek at what happens if your startup does fail and what lessons there are to be learned from it. Browse the shutdown announcements from various businesses, like Uber for laundry and renter/landlord matchmaking to music platforms and thrift marketplaces. You’ll learn just what kinds of challenges bring down startups again and again and a few ways you can overcome them.

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Why do startups fail? It’s a question as old as the first failed startup. Statistics may be against every founder, but these 50 failed startups had a few things in common: lack of planning and perseverance topping the list. If you want to avoid joining the ranks of Gowalla and Admazely, focus on revenue, have a clear product vision, and above all, stay the path (especially when things get tough).

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The lessons learned roundup nestled at the end of the book

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This free ebook for startup founders begins with a compelling premise (and introduction), drops the ball in the middle, and picks it back up at the end with a lessons learned roundup. There are glimmers of interesting stories in the bulk of the book, but it’s difficult to dig out the lessons from the mini case studies without context. Our recommendation: read the intro and lesson roundup, skip the rest.


29 pages
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