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Here’s Why Startups Fail

Forbes, Sept 11, 2015

– When startups go under, outside observers rush to catalogue the fallout. Did anyone use the product? Did they run out of money? Was the CEO too inexperienced?

Now we have some answers from startup graveyard Autopsy.io. A new site launched this year, Autopsy publishes a list of tech startup deaths, which to date includes 112 examples dating back to 2006. More important, Autopsy includes links to articles where the entrepreneurs themselves attempt to explain, in their own words, what went wrong and why they failed. For example, if you want to know why KOLOS, the first iPad racing wheel startup, or Fastr, a WhatsApp for customer service, both failed, Autopsy gives it to you straight.

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