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A community of founders learning together. We have interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups, articles about entrepreneurship, and carefully curated resources to make you a better founder.

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👻 Startup Cemetery

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.

Digg

Enables users to share interesting stories

Social Media
Still Active
$49M
Competition
Social Media
United States
In 2004
Active
One
Between 51 And 100
Between 10M 50M
Competition
Still Active
TeeBeeDee

Network for people over 40 to share experiences

Social Media
Shut Down
$4.8M
Bad Business Model
Social Media
United States
In 2007
By 2009
Four
Between 11 And 50
Between 1M 10M
Bad Business Model
Shut Down
FoundationDB

Scalable NoSQL layered database

Software and Hardware
Acquired
$22.7M
Acquisition Flu
Software and Hardware
United States
In 2009
By 2015
Three
Between 11 And 50
Between 10M 50M
Acquisition Flu
Acquired
DotCloud

Enabled developers to host, assemble and run their applications

Software and Hardware
Bankruptcy
$13.7M
Mismanagement of Funds
Software and Hardware
United States
In 2008
By 2016
One
Between 251 And 500
Between 10M 50M
Mismanagement of Funds
Bankruptcy
Tutorspree

Web-based tuition services

Education
Acquired
$1.8M
Bad Marketing
Education
United States
In 2010
By 2013
Three
Between 51 And 100
Between 1M 10M
Bad Marketing
Acquired
Crowdmix

Music streaming and sharing platform

Music
Acquired
£14M
Mismanagement of Funds
Music
United Kingdom
In 2013
By 2016
Two
Between 101 And 250
Between 10M 50M
Mismanagement of Funds
Acquired
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❌ Interviews With Failed Startup Founders

Every week we interview entrepreneurs who have had to shut down their startup. There are now +50 interviews with founders from over 50 countries and 14 industries. They're already described 14 reasons for failure. Learn from their mistakes!

Mongoose Cricket: Shutting down after investing +$130K in glitzy marketing
By 
Thomas Evans
  •  
August 20, 2019
United Kingdom
Sports
Bad Marketing
140 Canvas: +17,000 visitors, 20 sales - The failed non-validated startup
By 
Harry Dry
  •  
July 17, 2019
United Kingdom
e-Commerce
No MVP Validation
Bad Marketing
Singulution: Burning $30,000 & 10 Months - Why you need to start lean
By 
Hunt Burdick
  •  
June 26, 2019
United States
Technology
No MVP Validation
Capital
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✅ Interviews With Successful Entrepreneurs

We weekly interview successful entrepreneurs who are rocking it with their startups. Check them out to find interviews with well-known successful founders of startups who are generating over $350,000 per month!

Standuply: Making $80K a month with a problem-solving Slack-first App
By 
Alex Kistenev
  •  
August 12, 2019
Australia
SaaS
Below 150K
ClaimCompass: Disrupting the Airline Business and Making $100k/month
By 
Alexander Sumin
  •  
August 6, 2019
Bulgaria
Web Application
Below 150K
JustReachOut: Bootstrapping a PR SaaS up to $360k/year
By 
Dmitry Dragilev
  •  
August 1, 2019
United States
SaaS
Up to 50K
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📚 Startup Help Blog

It won't guarantee your success, but learning from others sure helps! Here's our guides, lists and eBooks to help you  grow a successful startup.

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🔧 Entrepreneurial Lists

Working with the right tools can mean the success or failure of your business. We have collected the best resources, articles and tools to help with all the different stages of your startup.

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🎙 The Failory Podcast - Work in Progress 🚧

We are working on a podcast of interviews with entrepreneurs who had a failed startup but now run a successful one. Sign up to the newsletter to receive an email on the launch day (+ a discount for a Slack community we will build and some more surprises)!