Category: Competition

  • Vine


    What did Vine do? Vine was a social media platform that allowed users to create, upload, and consume short-form video content. The videos on Vine were six seconds long and played in a loop format. Vine was initially envisioned as a microvlogging social media platform, but it became an entertainment media platform after launch. Vine […]

  • HQ Trivia

    HQ Trivia

    What did HQ Trivia do? HQ Trivia was a mobile trivia game developed by Intermedia Labs for iOS, Android, iPadOS, and tvOS. First released in 2017, the HQ app allowed users to participate in daily, live, trivia games in which they could win or split prize money. The game was hosted by Scott Rogowsky, who […]

  • Sendy


    What did Sendy do? Sendy was a logistics company that connected shippers with drivers and riders in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. Sendy’s platform allowed shippers to book deliveries of all sizes, from small packages to large cargo. Drivers and riders could sign up to deliver goods on the Sendy platform, and they were vetted and […]

  • Intergalactic Therapeutics

    Intergalactic Therapeutics

    What did Intergalactic Therapeutics do? Intergalactic Therapeutics was a gene therapy startup founded by ATP (Apple Tree Partners), a leading life sciences venture capital firm. The company aimed to overcome the limitations of viral-based gene therapies by advancing non-viral gene therapies with two proprietary technologies: C3DNA, a versatile non-viral cargo platform, and COMET, a pulsed […]

  • ConnectedH


    What did ConnectedH do? ConnectedH was a healthcare technology company that simplified healthcare processes by organizing relevant data. ConnectedH’s platform connected different sectors of the healthcare system, including patients, doctors, diagnostic labs, and insurance companies. This allowed for seamless communication and coordination of care, which could lead to better patient outcomes and lower costs. ConnectedH […]

  • Pillow


    What did Pillow do? Pillow Crypto was a Singapore-based cryptocurrency investment startup that allowed customers to invest in Bitcoin, stablecoins, and altcoins. It promised returns of up to 18%, but this figure dropped to 14% as the market cooled. Pillow aimed to make cryptocurrency usage understandable and simple for retail users. It simplified cryptocurrency investments […]

  • Buzzer


    What did Buzzer do? Buzzer was a mobile sports streaming app that aimed to provide a personalized sports experience for Gen Z users. Users could download the app and enter their favorite teams or players, then receive notifications when games were close late, when a star player was having a big night, or even when […]

  • Fab


    What did Fab do? Fab was an e-commerce website that sold home goods, furniture, and other lifestyle products. It was known for its unique business model, which involved offering limited-time deals on high-quality products. This model was successful in the early days of the company, as it created a sense of urgency and excitement among […]

  • Wyre


    What did Wyre do? Wyre was a leading infrastructure provider in the crypto space, offering a range of services to help individuals and businesses buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies. They recently launched a new dashboard that provided instant access to test API keys to start building, making it easier for developers to get started. Wyre […]

  • Yik Yak

    Yik Yak

    What did Yik Yak do? Yik Yak was a location-based social media app that allowed users to post anonymous messages, or “yaks,” within a 5-mile radius. Yik Yak quickly became popular among college students, who used it to share news, gossip, and jokes. However, Yik Yak was also criticized for its role in cyberbullying, harassment, […]

  • Airware


    Airware was a drone services company founded in 2011, raising $100 million in Series B funding. It ceased operations in 2018 due to lack of focus, difficult software, and competition from larger companies.

  • Next Step Living

    Next Step Living

    Next Step Living provided home energy assessments and solutions from 2008-2016, but faced competition and customer complaints, leading to its closure.