Career and Success

Why startups fail, according to their founders

Before you build a website. Before you write a business plan. Before you even tell your parents what you’re doing. Ask yourself one question: Are you solving a problem people actually have?

Beyond the idea, there are more practical reasons startups fail. Polled founders also cited a lack of sufficient capital (29%), the assembly of the wrong team for the project (23%), and superior competition (19%) as top reasons for failure.

Why startups fail

According to market research firm CB Insights 47% of all startups fail because there’s no market need for what they’re making.

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