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18

no market for service or product

2
12

poor understanding of market, not all markets are the same

12

weak team

10

poor value prop

7

wasting money

7

arrogance

5

Failure to obtain access to market

5

infighting

5

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4

poor entry strategy

4

bad marketing

4

No business plan

4

Poor Timing

1
4

Hubris

4

competition

4

burn out

3

Failing to get out of the building and talk to users about their pain points and your solutions until pupils dilate.

3

Being distracted by things that are nice to do.

2

Overbuilding, undershipping, undertesting.

2

Poor traction

2

more thinking than doing

2

Not monomaniacal enough about the problem.

2

Can't persuade users, investors, partners, cofounders, employees, potential cofounders, potential hires.

1

testd

1

Relies on a network effect to succeed

1

Product turned out to be a feature

1

Product piggy-backed off another product to succeed

1

Product had too many VC-backed competitors

1

Catered to consumers, instead of businesses

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