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3 Failed Mexican Startups & Analyses on Why they Failed

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Countless startups are being launched every day in Mexico.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 3 failed startups from Mexico with analyses on why they shut down, and interviews with their founders.


3 Failed Startups Founded in Mexico

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Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix was a SaaS app to send a last message to the people you love when you die. However, it was the app which died first.

Details of the startup:

  • Founder:

    Enrique Benitez

  • Country:

    Mexico

  • Industry:

    Software & Hardware

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Closed in:

    2017

  • Funding Amount:

    $0

  • Specific cause of failure:

    No Market Need

You can read more about their failure here.

Ropero

Ropero

Ropero was an e-commerce aiming to sell t-shirts in an unprepared market. Many expenses and little earnings.

Details of the startup:

  • Founder:

    Rafael Soto

  • Country:

    Mexico

  • Industry:

    e-Commerce

  • Started in:

    2005

  • Closed in:

    2006

  • Funding Amount:

    $0

  • Specific cause of failure:

    Bad Market Fit

You can read more about their failure here.

Vivalatina

Vivalatina

Nicolas started an e-Commerce that imported sterling silver jewelry from Mexico and resold it in France. His lack of knowledge on marketing made it impossible to him to achieve customers. After some big mistakes, he decided to shut it down and start re-thinking the business model. He is now making $7,200/Month.

Details of the startup:

  • Founder:

    Nicolas Tranchant

  • Country:

    Mexico

  • Industry:

    e-Commerce

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Closed in:

    2014

  • Funding Amount:

    $0

  • Specific cause of failure:

    Bad Marketing

You can read more about their failure here.

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