18 MIS­TAKES THAT KILL STAR­TUPS

Dataquest - - TALENT & LEADERSHIP | COVER STORY - Source: Paul Gra­ham (www.paulgra­ham.com)

1 SIN­GLE FOUNDER

2 BAD LO­CA­TION

3 MAR­GINAL NICHE

4 DE­RIV­A­TIVE IDEA

5 OBSTINANCY

6 HIR­ING BAD PROGRAMMERS

7 CHOOS­ING THE WRONG PLAT­FORM

8 SLOW­NESS IN LAUNCH­ING

9 LAUNCH­ING TOO EARLY

10 HAV­ING NO SPECFIC USER IN MIND

11 RAIS­ING TOO LIT­TLE MONEY

12 SPEND­ING TOO MUCH

13 RAIS­ING TOO MUCH MONEY

14 POOR IN­VESTOR MAN­AGE­MENT

15 SAC­RI­FIC­ING USERS TO (SUP­POSED) PROFIT

16 NOT WANT­ING TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY

17 FIGHTS BETWEEN FOUNDERS

18 A HALF HEARTED EF­FORT

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