Interviews With Startup Owners
Learn From Their Failures

Learn what NOT to do when creating your Start-Up!

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Muun: Co-Working SaaS Killed by Big Competitors
Netherlands
SaaS
Bad Marketing
Big Competitors
Phez: Losing $29,014 Creating the Bitcoin-Rewarding Reddit
United States
Social Network
Business Model
WURA: Burning $250,000 Building the Nollywood Netflix
United States
Web Application
Capital
Big Competitors
Ink: Burning $16,000 in an Online Tool for Designers
United States
Web Application
Bad Marketing
ExploreVR: Losing $6,000 Building the TripAdvisor for VR
United States
Web Application
Bad Marketing
Autto.in: Burning $15,000 in Customer Acquisition
India
Transportation
Capital
People Management

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Gymlisted: Coding 8 Months a Thing Nobody Wanted
Canada
Web Application
Not Practical
No-MVP Validation
QuickHaggle: Failing to Build a Big User Base
Pakistan
Web Application
Business Costs
BeehiveID: The $70,000 Startup Killed by Facebook Data
United States
Technology
Not Practical
ToyGaroo: Burning $250K Building the Netflix for Toys
United States
E-Commerce
Business Costs
Capital
Howell Market: How Bad Partners Killed an e-Commerce
United States
E-Commerce
People Management
Flux: The €85,000 Failed Multi-Messaging Client
Germany
Web Application
People Management
Capital
Botnim: 2 Co-Founders, 1 Digital Failed Startup
Israel
Web Application
No-MVP Validation
Not Practical
Eloquis: Losing $20,000 with a Bootstrapped SaaS
United States
SaaS
Unprepared Market
Not Practical
Delite: How and Why it Failed
United States
SaaS
Lack-of-Time
Not Practical
AskTina: Failed to Validate the Idea
England
Web Application
No-MVP Validation
Team Voice: How Not to Bootstrap as a Solo Founder
Canada
SaaS
Not Practical
Lack-of-Time
Hot Barber: $0 in Revenue
United States
Marketplace
Monetizing Issues
Boston Apartment Hub: Failed to Grow a Side Project
United States
Marketplace
Unprepared Market
Capital
KnowNet: How a SWOT Analysis Avoided Failure
United States
Web Application
Big Competitors
Sharkius: From $80k/Month To Failure
England
Gaming
Bad Marketing
People Management
Legaats: Why I Stopped Pursuing My 1st Startup Idea
United States
Web Application
Monetizing Issues
No Passion
Folyo: Selling a $1500 Failed Startup
France
Design
Monetizing Issues
Tandem: My Failed Startup Inspired Success
United States
Web Application
No-MVP Validation
Monetizing Issues
ABBY: Here’s What Andy Has Learnt
Germany
Analytics
Not Practical
Big Competitors
Onepagetrip: Monetizing a Startup Is Not That Easy
Australia
Marketplace
Monetizing Issues
No-MVP Validation
Phoenix: Failed to Keep It Stupidly Simple
Mexico
SaaS
Not Practical
No-MVP Validation
Brisk: #1 Error: Being Dependent of Others
Sweden
Technology
No-MVP Validation
Not Practical
BusyMind: The Startup with No Time
United States
App
Capital
Lack-of-Time
Addressbin: Problems of Being a Technical Solo Founder
Canada
Web Application
Bad Marketing
No Passion
Mishra Motors: Huge Problem, Little Money
India
Transportation
Capital
Unprepared Market
MotoBox: The Story of 2 Technical Co-Founders
United States
Transportation
Bad Marketing
Ropero: Starting Big, Failing Bigger
Mexico
E-Commerce
Unprepared Market
Birdy: No Monetizing Plan = Failure
United States
App
Capital
Monetizing Issues
WorldOs: A Product Nobody Cared About
United States
Technology
Not Practical

Failory Learn From Failed Startups

Did you know that there is a 90% rate of failure at the beginning of new businesses? These businesses are the famous "failed startups". The good news is that it is possible to fail and start again. The key is to have useful information, in order to avoid committing the same mistakes you, or other entrepreneurs had made.

Interviews with Failed Startups

Behind a failed startup there are economic losses, but also dreams, illusions, hopes, and thousands of working hours of people who believed in a project and an entrepreneur. Is this your case? Then, we invite you to Failory.

Failory is a community where you can share your experiences and learn from the mistakes made by failed startups. We, the team behind Failory, are a group of entrepreneurs who failed in our latest side-project for committing the same mistakes over and over again.

But we didn’t give up… In fact, we went a little further: Turn ours and other entrepreneur’s experiences into helpful lessons. We have gathered an impressive collection of stories and interviews with entrepreneurs, where they analyse the weak points and circumstances that led them to fail.

The interview section is continuously being enriched with new contributions from entrepreneurs who believe that their experiences are valuable for others and want to share it. Moreover, each interview contains a list of errors and an analysis of our specialists offering conclusions and tools to avoid or overcome those mistakes.

In Failory you will not find cold analysis. When the story gets told by its own protagonists is full of emotions and feelings, that you probably also have at the moment of building a startup. Emotions are important. We know this because we work with passion to make our dreams come true.

Our main goal is and has always been to help entrepreneurs achieve financial independence and not fail.

How Take Advantage of Our Interviews

In Failory, it is very easy to learn from the experiences of the failed startup. You will be able to easily navigate between the interviews as we offer you 3 filters: country, the category of startup, and mistake committed. The interviewees are entrepreneurs who live in places of all around the world. Furthermore, all the experiences are valid, since, at the moment of making decisions, all variables should be taken into account, apart from size, country or activity of the startup.

In addition to reading the failed startup interviews, you can go to our blog where you will discover many interesting articles. You will also find the answers to some frequently asked questions such as "what to do after a failure", "what percentage of startups fail" and "why startups fail".

Besides, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter to receive directly in your inbox, weekly interviews with failed startups.

If you want to share your experience and want to be interviewed, you just need to fill our contact form and we will send you the questions as soon as possible.

What we want to show with Failory is that... mistakes inspire! When facing an error, you can react with fear or creativity. Fear leads to paralysis. Yes, indeed, if you don't do anything... surely you won’t commit any error! But the errors should become a source of inspiration.  After all, if you're an entrepreneur, there will be no obstacles in your way that you can not overcome. Did you fail once? Doesn’t matter, you can always go back to the beginning. Tell us your experience!

Now it's time to continue working hard!

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Muun: Co-Working SaaS Killed by Big Competitors

Netherlands
SaaS
Bad Marketing & Big Competitors

Phez: Losing $29,014 Creating the Bitcoin-Rewarding Reddit

United States
Social Network
Business Model

WURA: Burning $250,000 Building the Nollywood Netflix

United States
Web Application
Capital & Big Competitors

Ink: Burning $16,000 in an Online Tool for Designers

United States
Web Application
Bad Marketing

ExploreVR: Losing $6,000 Building the TripAdvisor for VR

United States
Web Application
Bad Marketing

Autto.in: Burning $15,000 in Customer Acquisition

India
Transportation
Capital & People Mamagement

This can be your ad. Sponsor Failory and reach +15,000 monthly startup owners.

Gymlisted: Coding 8 Months a Thing Nobody Wanted

Canada
Web Application
Not Practical & No MVP Validation

QuickHaggle: Failing to Build a Big User Base

Pakistan
Web Application
Business Costs

BeehiveID: The $70,000 Startup Killed by Facebook Data

United States
Technology
Not Practical

ToyGaroo: Burning $250K Building the Netflix for Toys

United States
e-Commerce
Business Costs & Capital

Howell Market: How Bad Partners Killed an e-Commerce

United States
e-Commerce
People Management

Flux: The €85,000 Failed Multi-Messaging Client

Germany
Web Application
People Management & Capital

Botnim: 2 Co-Founders, 1 Digital Failed Startup

Israel
Web Application
No MVP Validation & Not Practical

Eloquis: Losing $20,000 with a Bootstrapped SaaS

United States
SaaS
Unprepared Market & Not Practical

Delite: How and Why it Failed

United States
SaaS
Lack of Time & Not Practical

AskTina: Failed to Validate the Idea

England
Web Application
No MVP Validation

Team Voice: How Not to Bootstrap as a Solo Founder

Canada
SaaS
Not Practical & Lack of Time

Hot Barber: $0 in Revenue

United States
Marketplace
Monetizing Issues

Boston Apartment Hub: Failed to Grow a Side Project

United States
Marketplace
Unprepared Market & Capital

KnowNet: How a SWOT Analysis Avoided Failure

United States
Web Application
Big Competitors

Sharkius: From $80k/Month To Failure

England
Gaming
Bad Marketing & People Management

Legaats: Why I Stopped Pursuing My 1st Startup Idea

United States
Web Application
Monetizing Issues & No Passion

Folyo: Selling a $1500 Failed Startup

France
Design
Monetizing Issues

Tandem: My Failed Startup Inspired Success

United States
Web Application
No MVP Validation & Monetizing Issues

ABBY: Here’s What Andy Has Learnt

Germany
Analytics
Not Practical & Big Competitors

Onepagetrip: Monetizing a Startup Is Not That Easy

Australia
Marketplace
Monetizing Issues & No MVP Validation

Phoenix: Failed to Keep It Stupidly Simple

Mexico
SaaS
Not Practical & No MVP Validation

Brisk: #1 Error: Being Dependent of Others

Sweden
Technology
Not Practical & No MVP Validation

BusyMind: The Startup with No Time

United States
App
Lack of Time & Capital

Addressbin: Problems of Being a Technical Solo Founder

Canada
Web Application
Bad Marketing & No Passion

Mishra Motors: Huge Problem, Little Money

India
Transportation
Capital & Unprepared Market

MotoBox: The Story of 2 Technical Co-Founders

United States
Transportation
Bad Marketing

Ropero: Starting Big, Failing Bigger

Mexico
E-Commerce
Unprepared Market

Birdy: No Monetizing Plan = Failure

United States
App
Capital & Monetizing Issues

WorldOs: A Product Nobody Cared About

United States
Technology
Not Practical
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