The Autopsy of a Start-up bankruptcy (case study)

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In autumn 2014 another promising and emergent Swiss Start-up filed for bankruptcy. Sadly, this is rather the rule than the exception. As out of every 11 serious ideas, only one succeeds. This delivers an attrition rate of approximately 90%. From the investor’s perspective the numbers are even more frustrating, as “survival” is something significant different […]

Asking for the whip in the board-room – how to discipline start-ups and reach ROI with innovation

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  The majority of start ups fails for precedented and avoidable mistakes. Though innovation needs a degree of freedom to evolve, the discipline, applied by the venture capitalist’s whip can help the management, to focus on the right spot. Though uncomfortable, this might be critical to channel creativity and align with commercial success and ROI.  […]