CBInsights has pulled together a list of stories from founders (and sometimes investors) about why their startups failed. Themes include award winning products, with no business model as well as revenue that did not ramp fast enough. There are those that wished they had better advisors and investors and those that never spent enough time with their customers. It’s not fun reading, but a good reminder of things you can control and avoid.
Photo from Valleywag article about 4Chan founder’s discussion of his startup failure.