Dumb ways to die as a startup

Dumb ways to die as a startup

Startups are more likely to die than to succeed. One can learn more about what not to do than what successfully worked for others. I did a talk at Oxford University about Dumb Ways to Die. I break out some of the key reasons that startups fail. The five things to watch out for are: Team – founder blow ups …

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Failed business ideas. Lumos- IoT startup postmortem learnings

TL;DR: This is a blog on one of many failed business ideas. It is from an IoT startup called Lumos LumosĀ failed, here is the postmortem Lumos (Think Harry Potter) was an IoT startup billed as “Smart switches that don’t need switching“. It failed in December 2014 within 5 months of launch having raised only a little angel investment. Their fail …

Everest app failed startup business

Everest failed startup postmortem learnings

Everest failed, here is the postmortem Everest was an app you used to set and track goals. It failed within two years and blew $2.2m (Some cash came from Peter Thiel) to get only 300k downloads. I remember seeing the deck and reading about it when it launched and knew it wouldn’t go far. Sure it was pretty, but i …