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DotCloud

Enabled developers to host, assemble and run their applications

General Information
Category
Software and Hardware
Country
United States
Started
In 2008
Business Failure
Business Outcome
Bankruptcy
Closed
By 2016
Cause of Failure
Mismanagement of Funds
Founders & Employees
Number of Founders
One
Name of Founders
Solomon Hykes
Number of Employees
Between 251 And 500
Funding
Number of Funding Rounds
3
Total Funding Amount
$13.7M
Number of Investors
15
Description

dotCloud was a platform as a service (PaaS) for developers that enabled them to host, assemble and run their applications on the service. Through dotCloud, numerous organizations found a safe and stable stage to maintain their organizations. dotCloud gave origin to the Docker project which became so successful that the company changed its name to Docker. As the potentials for Docker increased, the team decided to concentrate on it and sold off dotCloud to Berlin-based company CloudControl.

Cause of Failure

dotCloud closed on February 29, 2016. The mother company, CloudControl, filed for bankruptcy and dotCloud, a very small part of the German organization, could not sustain operation costs by itself thus decided to stop its operations.

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Maple

High-quality food delivery startup

Food and Beverage
Acquired
$29M
Bad Business Model
Food and Beverage
United States
In 2014
By 2017
Two
Between 101 And 250
Between 10M 50M
Bad Business Model
Acquired
Alikolo

Online marketplace organization

e-Commerce
Shut Down
$100K
Lack of Experience
e-Commerce
Indonesia
In 2014
By 2015
One
Between 1 And 10
Less Than 1M
Lack of Experience
Shut Down
Dinnr

Ingredients and recipe to create meals at home

Food and Beverage
Shut Down
£60K
No Market Need
Food and Beverage
United Kingdom
In 2012
By 2014
Two
Between 1 And 10
Less Than 1M
No Market Need
Shut Down
Poliana

Web application that simplified the legislative system

Analytics
Shut Down
$15K
Bad Business Model
Analytics
United States
In 2013
By 2015
Four
Between 1 And 10
Less Than 1M
Bad Business Model
Shut Down
MatterFab

Selling affordable solutions for metal 3-D printing

Software and Hardware
Shut Down
$13.2M
Bad Business Model
Software and Hardware
United States
In 2013
By 2019
One
Between 1 And 10
Between 10M 50M
Bad Business Model
Shut Down
Theranos

Consumer healthcare technology company

Health
Shut Down
$1.4B
Legal Challenges
Health
United States
In 2003
By 2018
One
Between 11 And 50
More Than 50M
Legal Challenges
Shut Down
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