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18 Reasons that Kill Startups

Here are the top 18 reasons that kill startups:

  1. Single Founder
  2. Bad Location
  3. Marginal Niche
  4. Derivative Idea
  5. Obstinacy
  6. Hiring Bad Programmers
  7. Choosing the wrong Platform
  8. Showness in Launching
  9. Launching Too Early
  10. Having no specific 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. Fighting Between Founders
  18. A Half-Hearted Effort

More information on http://paulgraham.com/startupmistakes.html