34% of startups fail due to lack of product-market fit. Learn how to avoid it for only $15!
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.
We help startups launch new digital products through product strategy, design, and development.
Provider of private transit and offers bus services
Leap transit was a private transport service based in San Francisco, they offered bus services with eye-catching and comfortable interiors. Leap was supposed to fill a gap in the transport system by serving people that didn't want to pay for an Uber ride every day and yet preferred a quieter environment to the public transport offered in the city. The buses had Wi-Fi, leather seats, AC sockets. They also had a mini bar offering snacks and beverages.
The primary reason for Leap quick exit from the private transport scene was their failure to comply with the San Francisco regulations. Besides not having requested permission from the city administration, they committed a second infringement when they removed the front door ramp which by law should be present in bus so as to make the vehicle accessible to people with disabilities.
Furthermore, although their service might have been useful, it was seen with a mix of dislike and outrage. The original inhabitant of the city generally seemed to dislike bus services that seemed to be aimed at the new “tech population” that came into the city and they even went so far as to protest their very presence. Another complaint was also that the buses also congested the SF streets.
Leap had not enough passengers to make a decent profit, even if they charged them $6 per ride. When the California Public Utilities Commission issued a cease and desist notice to the company they halted their operations.
Offered website monitoring services
Online marketplace organization
Indian homestay network
Shipping API for e-commerce companies
Furniture online marketplace
Social gaming site focused on entertainment