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❌ Interviews With Failed Startup Founders

Recent studies show that 90% of startups fail. We weekly interview the founders of these startups and learn from their mistakes, disadvantages and missed opportunities.

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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
NOX: From $183,000/year to $0 - How not to deal with competition
By 
Jeremiah Lam
  •  
June 12, 2019
Singapore
e-Commerce
Big Competitors
Technical Problems
WedMap: From $100K Jobs to Failed Airbnb for Weddings
By 
Tauras Sinkus
  •  
May 30, 2019
Switzerland
Marketplace
Capital
People Management
Profitabilly: Shutting Down a Profitable Side-Project
By 
Natagon
  •  
May 9, 2019
Indonesia
SaaS
No Passion
Tailor: Working for 2 Months on a Failed A/B Testing Software
By 
Joe D’elia
  •  
April 7, 2019
United States
Analytics
Bad Marketing
No MVP Validation
Hubrif: Lost $10K Building the Netflix for African Short Films
By 
Tobi Ogunwande
  •  
April 4, 2019
Nigeria
Web Application
Business Model
Unprepared Market
REPitchbook: Building a SaaS Priced at $1,500/Month and Making $0
By 
Charlie Reese
  •  
March 27, 2019
Canada
Analytics
No MVP Validation
Lieferoo: Failing to Become the Next Uber for Awkward Items
By 
Aazar Shad
  •  
February 2, 2019
Germany
Marketplace
Bad Marketing
People Management
Tandem: Failing to Build an App in the Digital Health Industry
By 
Will Sun
  •  
February 2, 2019
United States
App
No MVP Validation
Unprepared Market
Twitch Highlights: How Tzelon Failed to Build a SaaS for Twitch Streamers
By 
Tzelon Machluf
  •  
February 2, 2019
Israel
Gaming
Bad Marketing
Technical Problems
WantRemoteJob: Burning $6K Building a Failed Job Board
By 
Vyacheslav Grzhybovsky
  •  
February 2, 2019
Latvia
Web Application
No MVP Validation
Jobridge: How to Lose $20,000 Building an Offline-Online Job Board
By 
Jasmeet Singh
  •  
January 15, 2019
India
Web Application
Business Model
Notezilla: The Wikipedia for High-School Notes that Made $0
By 
Ada Des Etages
  •  
December 20, 2018
Trinidad and Tobago
Education
Bad Marketing
Haptly: Failing to Build the Technical Product after 10 Months
By 
Nelson Shaw
  •  
December 18, 2018
New Zealand
Technology
Technical Problems
Chowdy: Shutting Down a +$110,000/Month Food Startup
By 
Steven Long
  •  
October 25, 2018
Canada
Food
Legal Problems
Zor Technology: 16 Years Old Boy Fails to Build an Import Business
By 
Mathew Carpenter
  •  
October 18, 2018
Australia
Technology
Legal Problems
The Punjab Kitchen: Failing to Overcome Competitors Prices
By 
Amit Gogia
  •  
August 30, 2018
India
Food
Big Competitors
Taleship: Shut Down +600 Users Startup due to Hurricane Maria
By 
Sergio Mattei Diaz
  •  
August 13, 2018
Puerto Rico
Social Network
No Passion
Eventloot: Failing to Listen Feedback Means $20,000 Loss
By 
Justin Anyanwu
  •  
July 19, 2018
United States
SaaS
Not Practical
Hashtag Pirate: Shutting Down After Instagram API Change
By 
Nicolas Elec Attallah
  •  
July 13, 2018
Dubai
Web Application
Technical Problems
Muun: Co-Working SaaS Killed by Big Competitors
By 
Eelco
  •  
June 24, 2018
Netherlands
SaaS
Bad Marketing
Big Competitors
Phez: Losing $29,014 Creating the Bitcoin-Rewarding Reddit
By 
Shanti Braford
  •  
June 24, 2018
United States
Social Network
Business Model
Fantastic House Buyers: Shutting Down My PropTech Business
By 
Alan Murray
  •  
May 20, 2018
United Kingdom
PropTech
No MVP Validation
WURA: Burning $250,000 Building the Nollywood Netflix
By 
Michael Ojo
  •  
April 28, 2018
United States
Web Application
Capital
Big Competitors
Bediwin Information Services: Shutting Down my IT Support Company
By 
James Cort
  •  
April 28, 2018
United Kingdom
Technology
Business Model
Ink: Burning $16,000 in an Online Tool for Designers
By 
Andrew Askins
  •  
April 28, 2018
United States
Web Application
Bad Marketing
ExploreVR: Losing $6,000 Building the TripAdvisor for VR
By 
Andrey Norin
  •  
April 26, 2018
United States
Web Application
Bad Marketing
Autto.in: Burning $15,000 in Customer Acquisition
By 
Deepak Murthy
  •  
April 11, 2018
India
Transportation
Capital
People Management
Gymlisted: Coding 8 Months a Thing Nobody Wanted
By 
Tom Zaragoza
  •  
March 17, 2018
Canada
Web Application
Not Practical
No MVP Validation
QuickHaggle: Failing to Build a Big User Base
By 
Bilal Ahmad
  •  
March 17, 2018
Pakistan
Web Application
Business Costs
Lockpick Entertainment: How Overshooting Killed a Gaming Studio
By 
Jesper Bylund
  •  
March 17, 2018
Sweden
Gaming
Big Competitors
BeehiveID: The $70,000 Startup Killed by Facebook Data
By 
Mary Haskett
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
Technology
Not Practical
HitroNaSplet: Time Investment > Revenue = Wrong Direction
By 
Ales Krivec
  •  
March 17, 2018
Slovenia
Technology
Capital
Vivalatina: From Failure to Product-Market Fit Selling Online Jewelry
By 
Nicolas Tranchant
  •  
March 17, 2018
Mexico
e-Commerce
Bad Marketing
ToyGaroo: Burning $250K Building the Netflix for Toys
By 
Phil Smy
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
e-Commerce
Business Costs
Capital
The Nerd Cave: Losing $100,000 Building a Space for Gamers
By 
David Desi
  •  
March 17, 2018
Australia
Gaming
Capital
Howell Market: How Bad Partners Killed an e-Commerce
By 
Cody Howell
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
e-Commerce
People Management
Flux: The €85,000 Failed Multi-Messaging Client
By 
Jan Johannes
  •  
March 17, 2018
Germany
Web Application
People Management
Capital
Botnim: 2 Co-Founders, 1 Digital Failed Startup
By 
Shaked Klein Orbach & Gilad Peled
  •  
March 17, 2018
Israel
Web Application
No MVP Validation
Not Practical
Eloquis: Losing $20,000 with a Bootstrapped SaaS
By 
Rohit Nallapeta
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
SaaS
Unprepared Market
Not Practical
Waterproof Digital Camera: From $250/Month to Failure
By 
Primoz Cigler
  •  
March 17, 2018
Slovenia
Blog
Bad Marketing
Delite: How and Why it Failed
By 
Patrick Walls
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
SaaS
Lack of Time
Not Practical
AskTina: Failed to Validate the Idea
By 
Tom Hunt
  •  
March 17, 2018
United Kingdom
Web Application
No MVP Validation
Team Voice: How Not to Bootstrap as a Solo Founder
By 
Kirill Vechtomov
  •  
March 17, 2018
Canada
SaaS
Not Practical
Lack of Time
Hot Barber: $0 in Revenue
By 
Julia Enthoven
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
Marketplace
Monetizing Issues
Boston Apartment Hub: Failed to Grow a Side Project
By 
Jon Sherman
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
Marketplace
Unprepared Market
Capital
KnowNet: How a SWOT Analysis Avoided Failure
By 
Rik Ganguly
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
Web Application
Big Competitors
Sharkius: From $80k/Month To Failure
By 
David Kramaley
  •  
March 17, 2018
United Kingdom
Gaming
Bad Marketing
People Management
Legaats: Why I Stopped Pursuing My 1st Startup Idea
By 
Deepak Chhugani
  •  
March 17, 2018
United States
Web Application
Monetizing Issues
No Passion
Gameslog: Overcame Failure and Achieved $30K/Month
By 
Michael Hebenstreit
  •  
March 17, 2018
Germany
Blog
Big Competitors
Tandem: My Failed Startup Inspired Success
By 
Nick Raushenbush
  •  
March 16, 2018
United States
Web Application
No MVP Validation
Monetizing Issues
ABBY: Here’s What Andy Has Learnt
By 
Andy Goldschmidt
  •  
March 16, 2018
Germany
Analytics
Not Practical
Big Competitors
Onepagetrip: Monetizing a Startup Is Not That Easy
By 
Ana Santos
  •  
March 16, 2018
Australia
Marketplace
No MVP Validation
Monetizing Issues
Phoenix: Failed to Keep It Stupidly Simple
By 
Enrique Benitez
  •  
March 16, 2018
Mexico
SaaS
Not Practical
No MVP Validation
Brisk: #1 Error: Being Dependent of Others
By 
Hampus Jakobsson
  •  
March 16, 2018
Sweden
Technology
No MVP Validation
Not Practical
BusyMind: The Startup with No Time
By 
Kevin Lamping
  •  
March 16, 2018
United States
App
Capital
Lack of Time
Addressbin: Problems of Being a Technical Solo Founder
By 
Adam Bard
  •  
March 16, 2018
Canada
Web Application
Bad Marketing
No Passion
Mishra Motors: Huge Problem, Little Money
By 
Naveen Mishra
  •  
March 16, 2018
India
Transportation
Capital
Unprepared Market
MotoBox: The Story of 2 Technical Co-Founders
By 
Joe Stech
  •  
March 16, 2018
United States
Transportation
Bad Marketing
Ropero: Starting Big, Failing Bigger
By 
Rafael Soto
  •  
March 16, 2018
Mexico
e-Commerce
Unprepared Market
Birdy: No Monetizing Plan = Failure
By 
Corey Maass
  •  
March 16, 2018
United States
App
Capital
Monetizing Issues
The Blogging Manifesto: Loving Your Startup is the Rule
By 
Ryan Biddulph
  •  
March 16, 2018
United States
Blog
No Passion
WorldOs: A Product Nobody Cared About
By 
Lucas Gonze
  •  
March 16, 2018
United States
Technology
Not Practical