Learn from failing instead of just failing.
A​rticles you need to read before starting a startup.
Written by​ ​failed startup founders and thought leaders.

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. When people are about to start a startup/side-project they tend to read every success story on their market. With The Failed Startup Article Guide is now time to start learning from failures!

You can keep learning from failed startups by reading our interviews on our homepage.

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Which is the category of your startup?

Choose the category of the startup you are working on, or one your would like to read about.

Analytics
Design
e-Commerce
Education
Finances
Food & Beverage
Marketing
Music
Productivity
Social Media
Software & Hardware
Transportation
Travel

We are constantly adding new categories. If the category of your startup is not mentioned above, can you please tell us about it?

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Analytics What do you want to read?

An analytics startup... Great choice. Just some bad news. There are hundreds of failed analytics businesses, so you will have to work hard and smartly.

Failed Analytics Startups
Challenges & Lessons
General Resources

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General Resources

No matter the category of your startup, you should definitely check out this resources.

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Design What do you want to read?

There is still a lot of spaces in the design market, so you have chosen a great niche. You now only need to learn from other design startup failures!

Failed Design Startups
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e-Commerce What do you want to read?

There are already thousands of e-commerces. You must have a great idea and learn from failures to achieve success with it.

Failed e-Commerces
Reasons Why e-Commerce Fail
Lessons Learned
General Resources

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General Resources

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Education What do you want to read?

Okay, so... bad news. Educational startups have a high rate of failure, especially EdTech ones. So will have to work hard!

Failed Education Startups
Failure Reasons
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General Resources

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Finances What do you want to read?

Finances is not an over-saturated market, so great news! Anyway, the majority of the startups fail, especially fin tech ones. Start by learning from others mistakes!

Failed Finance Startups
Failure Reasons
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General Resources

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Food & Beverage What do you want to read?

Hundreds of startups are trying to disrupt the food and beverage market and launch an extraordinary product. But most of them fail in the process.

Failed Food & Beverage Startups
Failure Reasons
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Marketing What do you want to read?

There are thousands, if not millions, of marketing softwares. If you are starting one in this market you will need to learn from the big ones, but also from the failed ones.

Failed Marketing Startups
General Resources

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Music What do you want to read?

Starting a music startup, right? Great choice ;) Start by learning from other music companies failures!

Failed Music Startups
Failure Reasons
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Productivity What do you want to read?

Nowadays there are thousands of productivity softwares. 99%, if not 99.99, fail. Learn from them.

Failed Productivity Apps
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General Resources

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Software & Hardware What do you want to read?

Thousands of people have tried to build a startup in the software and hardware market. Most of them have failed. Learn from their mistakes!

Failed Software & Hardware Startups
Why Software & Hardware Fail
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Transportation What do you want to read?

Oh, transportation startup. You will have to deal with big competitors. But no problem. Start by learning from failed companies in the transportation market.

Failed Transportation Startups
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Travel What do you want to read?

There are many failed startups in the travel market. The best way to start with yours, is to learn from them.

Failed Travel Startups
Why Travel Startups Fail
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