Startup Cemetery

Learn why 100+ startups have failed

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#2 Product of the WeekFebruary 25, 2019
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A big resource for entrepreneurs and startup owners, in which we have collected and analyzed why +100 big companies have failed. Learn from mistakes, and avoid being part of the 90% of businesses that fail.

Reviews
  • Evan J Zimmerman
    Evan J ZimmermanEntrepreneur, VC, writer
    Pros: 

    Very cool idea, with lots of startups. I like that it covers things like media.

    Cons: 

    The analysis is pretty light. It answers the question "who" more than "why".

    This would probably be better if it was more curated wiki-style. You can't even suggest a failed startup, let alone edit their page.

    Evan J Zimmerman has used this product for one day.
  • Christopher Elliott
    Christopher ElliottCo-President at teamscode.com
    Pros: 

    In-depth analysis and categorization features.

    Cons: 

    An alternative is Startup Graveyard, but I prefer Failory's cemetery more -- it has more categorization features.

    This fits right along the theme of Failory! 😃

    Christopher Elliott has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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Rich Clominson
Rich ClominsonMaker@clominson · Co Founder of Failory
Hey everyone! It's Rich, maker of Failory. I have just launched a project I've been working on during the last 6 months called Startup Cemetery. In few words, it is a big resource for entrepreneurs and startup owners, in which I have collected data and analyzed why +100 big companies have failed. I am super enthusiastic and believe in the future this will become bigger and bigger and will be an essential resource for entrepreneurs. If you have any doubts, suggestions or feedback, please let me know by commenting down!
Akshay Kadam(A2K)
Akshay Kadam(A2K)@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@clominson Good job Rich on collecting so much data & stats. Love the Surprise Me button :) Would love a sort button. When I selected >$50M, I was wishing it was in descending order of funding but I think the sort button is missing.
Sanjana Murali
Sanjana Murali@sanjana_murali · Marketing @ Hippo Video
@clominson Brilliant idea Rich.
Rich Clominson
Rich ClominsonMaker@clominson · Co Founder of Failory
@deadcoder0904 That's true! Will try to implement it ;)
Rich Clominson
Rich ClominsonMaker@clominson · Co Founder of Failory
@sanjana_rm Thanks!
Raffaele Asquer
Raffaele Asquer@raffasquer
could be instructive. how about a podcast? in each episode (or article), it would be interesting to see one failed startup vs similar one that succeeded, and what they did differently
Rich Clominson
Rich ClominsonMaker@clominson · Co Founder of Failory
@raffasquer Would be really interesting. Currently working on a similar podcast idea though - Interviews with entrepreneurs who've failed but now are successful What do you think?
Kevin Harrell
Kevin Harrell@kevinharrell · Co-Founder, Marketvana
@raffasquer @clominson I like the idea but as a counter point, name a successful entrepreneur who hasn't failed 👀
Amr Kafina
Amr Kafina@amrkafina · Computer Engineer and Maker
I've been following @clominson's work with Failory for a while now, and it's been amazing seeing how he's grown the project over the past couple of years. Big thumbs up Rich!
Rich Clominson
Rich ClominsonMaker@clominson · Co Founder of Failory
Thanks a lot @amrkafina for your kind words, seriously! Cool things are coming (a podcast and a community...)!
Zaheer Baloch
Zaheer Baloch@zaheerbaloch · Maker of https://www.wits.io
Reminded me of Google Cemetery by @naeemol - Great resource notheless
Rich Clominson
Rich ClominsonMaker@clominson · Co Founder of Failory
@naeemol @zaheerbaloch Love Google Cemetery!
tjstalcup
tjstalcup@tjstalcup · Mentor Instructor & Developer
One way I have found that Startups fail is by naming themselves after an already popular brand, for instance DC Comics or Marvel