Fifteen years is a long time in the life of a startup. According to US-based market intelligence company CB Insights, the longevity of 70 per cent of tech startups is estimated at 20 months after the first round of funding for a combination of reasons. Slicing and dicing information from more than 100 “post-mortems’’ based on startups that failed in the US since 2018, CB Insights narrowed down on several reasons as to why a startup is not able to survive. From lack of cash to flawed business models and regulatory challenges to disharmony among the team, a large number of startups typically cite these reasons while folding up.
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