Why Startups Die

Parse.ly co-founder and CTO, Andrew Montalenti, was featured with a guest post on The Next Web today. The post is called “Why Startups Die”.

Startups die due to a variety of causes. Over the course of the last three years, I’ve watched many of my friends pour their hearts and souls into companies that, for one reason or another, just fizzled out of existence.

In it, he discusses various startup post-mortem patterns, such as:

  • Founder “Marriage Trouble”
  • No Bootstrapping Plan
  • Startup is a Career Move
  • Refusal to Change Original Idea
  • Pre-Emptive Scaling
  • Growing Too Fast
  • Scared of Code

His advice to those who look to avoid the landmines? Persistence.

Continue reading “Why Startups Die” at TheNextWeb.com…