Startup Cemetery

Learn why 100+ startups have failed

#2 Product of the WeekFebruary 25, 2019

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.

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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!
@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.
@clominson Brilliant idea Rich.
@deadcoder0904 That's true! Will try to implement it ;)
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
@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?
@raffasquer @clominson I like the idea but as a counter point, name a successful entrepreneur who hasn't failed ๐Ÿ‘€
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!
Thanks a lot @amrkafina for your kind words, seriously! Cool things are coming (a podcast and a community...)!
Reminded me of Google Cemetery by @naeemol - Great resource notheless

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.


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


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

We would need an insider's POV for each failure. "Product management was too short sighted", "funding ran out before choking the competition successfully", "costs of display advertising to high compared to average basket after 10 months".... This is what I want to read to get effective insights.
Cool! Will try to implement a way to suggest edits. I was also thinking that people could add their own pages, but not sure about the quality of the writing. What do you think?