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Flashback 2017: Spectre of shutdowns continues to haunt VC-backed startups – Startup failures rarely make headlines. In fact, most startups don’t even announce shutting down. But one shutdown this year came as a reality check, pointing to the other end of entrepreneurship—the less-celebrated, dark side that most startup founders fail […]

Failed ventures December 2017 : RIP Startups that didn’t make ...


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This week, we see news of two startups from around the world  -CapriCoast  and Mattermark – being acquired and shut down. Mattermark is shutting down its own business after selling to FullContact Mattermark, the site for startup and company data, is shutting down its own business after selling to FullContact. […]

Two Startups -CapriCoast and Mattermark – shut after being ...


Lumoid, a startup founded to help Best Buy offer gadget rentals has shut down after four-and-a-half years. The startup graduated from the Y Combinator incubator program in 2013 and went on to raise a few million dollars in venture capital. The business model was interesting: Best Buy would provide Lumoid […]

Best Buy’s digital partner for gadget rental, Lumoid, shuts down



MyDigitalStartup.org announces the release of the report “Top 10 technology trends to watch in 2018” December 18th 2017 Greensboro, NC – MyDigitalStartup.org announces the release of technology review “Top 10 technology trends to watch in 2018” Digital-disruptors continued to reshape businesses and industries, a trend likely to accelerate in 2017. […]

MyDigitalStartup.org announces the release of the report “Top 10 technology ...


This week,  the user-generated video hosting service, Vid.me  announced it was shutting down. Vidme confirmed it was shutting down because it can’t see a way to make money in the face of internet giants Google and Facebook. The company said that new signups and uploads to the Vidme site and […]

Video hosting service, Vid.me shuts down


Startup News roundup for Week ending 26th Nov News you can use LinkedIn Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now – Daniel Roth, Editor in Chief of LinkedIn recently published a review of some of the most iconic ‘startups’ of our time (link). He introduces the topic […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 26th November



Hellocar is another UK car-buying startup closing doors – The used-car market seems ripe for disruption, not least in terms of customer service and creating a better experience online. However, if recent events are anything to go by, it is a hard nut to crack. Following Carspring going quiet after […]

Failed ventures November 2017 : RIP Startups that didn’t make ...


Startup News roundup for Week ending 19th November News you can use LinkedIn Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now – Daniel Roth, Editor in Chief of LinkedIn recently published a review of some of the most iconic ‘startups’ of our time (link). He introduces the topic […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 19th November


We sometimes review stories of failed startups. Now comes news of TechShop,  a chain of membership-based, open-access, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshops and fabrication studios shutting down. TechShop Trusteed posted on their blog: “As of Nov 15th, 2017, TechShop is closed.This document serves as a brief company history.” CEO Dan Woods added: […]

TechShop DIY Incubators shut shop



Startup News roundup for Week ending 13th November News you can use New Report: Smart Cities will thrive with National Policy Support – New technologies have created the opportunity to build smart cities capable of collecting and analyzing vast quantities of data to automate processes, improve service quality, and make […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 13th November