• Pradyumna Nag

0.4% of start-ups raise funding beyond Series A

20 out of 1,000 start-ups go on to raise Series A rounds.

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1 out of these 20 ends up raising their Series D.

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So, what happened to the remaining 19 then?

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Here is what reports had to say. 👇


They failed after raising their first financing because:


8 (~40%) realized the market did not need their product anymore

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6 (~30%) ran out of money as they failed to plan ahead

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4 (~20%) said they did not price or cost right


Other reasons were a combination of these &

Beat down by competition, ignored customer’s need, the team wasn’t right, poor marketing, lost focus, bad pivot and/ or stakeholder disharmony


That means that they either:


👉🏼 Did not understand their customer

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👉🏼 Did not understand their market

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👉🏼 Did not understand finance

or

👉🏼Did not understand each other


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