Why startups fail: a comprehensive research brief

Most startups that fail do so for a multitude of reasons. Knowing the whys and hows of startup failure can help entrepreneurs plan ahead for success. From deficient product-market fit to team member conflicts, new data from CBInsights analyzes 101 startup failures post-mortems and breaks down the top 20 reasons why startups fail.

After examining 101 startup postmortems, CBInsights discovered that there is no single reason for startup failure, but they did identify a pattern to each failing startup’s story.

The list of top 20 reasons includes:

  • No market need
  • Failure to pivot
  • Ran out of cash
  • User unfriendly product
  • Not the right team
  • Get outcompeted
  • Pricing/cost issues
  • Product without a business model

Read the complete research brief here: The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail

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