14 Startup Postmortems

Stories of failure and lessons learned

Ryan Hoover
Jan 26, 2014 · 1 min read

Product Hunt is a celebration of products but the reality is, most will fail. Lately there appears to be several public postmortems of founders sharing their failures.

I have tremendous respect for those that vulnerably share their mistakes and lessons learned. Although people, technologies, and markets change, we can learn from these stories.

Here is a collection of fantastic postmortems I’ve saved over the past several months:

Startup Postmortems

Startup failures and lessons learned

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