Startups that have failed to get a lot of money

all happy families are like one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. – Anna –

venture company is the case, the success is nothing more than to create or seize the pain points, access to financing, after the introduction of the product has been sought after by the market, success, and ultimately may also be a high acquisition."

but the loser is not the same, CB Insights compiled so far is the 72 largest and most costly "business case from the database startup stall" (this excerpt 16), they first have gained considerable investment, but ultimately failed, or is unable to enter the market, or in the investment unable to successfully quit: forced to sell assets, the acquisition price is lower than the amount of investment etc.. There are many cases of failure in the early part of this century when the Internet bubble burst and rupture, there are a lot of recent events, the reasons for their failure is not the same. Can be described as "taking history as a mirror, one can know."

although there are some common reasons for failure: venture funds with a There is not much left. product no improvement, not to create a business model, suitable for sustained and stable income, the product does not meet the market demand, lack of competitiveness. Most of the losers or have a different story, cause some unusual few, no spoilers here.


investors: Redpoint Ventures, US Venture Partners

failure reason:

solar power industry is not an ordinary person can play, big companies including Wuxi Suntech China and American First Solar, are still groping a profitable business model, Solyndra this kind of small companies is even more difficult to survive, "can not be obtained large state-owned banks low interest loans, wealth, and has complete product supply chain China company the price war", even if Obama visited, received $500 million 280 thousand in federal loan guarantees approved by the U.S. Department of energy is of no avail.

Solyndra said the company is evaluating options to prepare the company and copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) technology packaged for sale.

Webvan Group

investors: Sequoia Capital, Softbank Capital

failure reason:

Webvan was the scenery without the two online grocery retailers, including Sequoia, early attract Benchmark, Softbank, YAHOO, Goldman Sachs, up to $120 million in venture capital, in a short span of 18 months, the successful listing of Webvan financing $375 million, the market range from the San Francisco coast area expanded to 8 U.S. city >

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