4 Engineering Mistakes That Kill Startups

From chasing shiny tech to scaling too soon, beware these common missteps that can endanger your company

1. Premature scaling

2. Using shiny, untested technology

Source: Karpov, Valeri. The MEAN Stack: MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js (Slideshare)

As an engineer you’re taking a huge risk joining a startup. Adding hyped-but-unnecessary technology to the mix only heightens that risk.

3. Hiring the wrong engineers

4. Problems with product and management

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