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In which we discuss startups that have shutdown. A Memento Mori for entrepreneurs.

Post news about startups that have shutdown.

In the spirit of fuckedcompany, we do appreciate pun titles. But it's not required if you can't think of anything. However, we request that you include a short description of the product or service for those who may not be familiar with it.

Instructions: Post a link to the shutdown notice (original source is best, followed by TechCrunch, etc), and then copy it into a comment.

We ask that you do this because many of these sites will be taken offline and this helps preserve a record of the message.

Please use the [acquihire] flair to document sites that have been acquired and will subsequently shutdown.

Self-promotional posts will be removed at our discretion.

Subreddits to check out

Post Mortem / Shutdown Websites

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Mario Kart 7 Final Hours

0 Comments
2024/04/10
13:33 UTC

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Uber sobers up, shutting down Drizly

From Titan:

Uber announced that it’s shutting down Drizly, the alcohol-delivery service it acquired for $1.1 billion in 2021. Uber bought the company when lockdowns boosted alcohol-deliveries but sales haven’t kept pace with other business segments. According to reports, the company plans to continue its focus on allowing consumers to “get almost anything – from food to groceries to alcohol – on a single app”. 

Drizly was always a bit of an odd match for Uber, in that it didn't hire or contract its own delivery workers. Instead, Drizly provided backend tech that let local liquor stores provide their own deliveries. In cities like New York, it was likely serviceable but having never fully integrated into Uber’s ecosystem, it makes sense that they’re refocusing costs into their (almost) everything app. 

https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/15/business/uber-is-shutting-down-drizly/index.html

0 Comments
2024/01/17
14:36 UTC

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Ness heads back into the Loch

https://nesswell.com/
After a $15.5m seed round in May of 2022 - Ness seems to have run out of money.

Ness builds a credit card-first wedge into healthcare. It allows its user to earn rewards for healthy purchases and access exclusive perks to complement their lifestyle. It was established in 2021 and is based in New York, United States.

0 Comments
2023/12/01
16:03 UTC

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https://dotup.org will shut down at 2023/11/30 23:59(UTC+9)

dotup.org, a Japanese large uploader site that has been around for 17 years,it has announced that it will shut down on November 30

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2023/11/03
01:48 UTC

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2022/08/31
21:53 UTC

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2022/08/10
14:37 UTC

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Something is up with Modsy - I cant tell if this is a shutdown or just a shutdown or pivot

1 Comment
2022/07/01
15:59 UTC

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Podcast that talks about failure

What podcast would you recommend that talk about failure and how you can learn from it?

8 Comments
2020/08/28
01:24 UTC

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