Category: Failed Development

  • HQ Trivia

    HQ Trivia

    HQ Trivia, developed by Intermedia Labs and first released in 2017, revolutionized the mobile gaming industry. Created by Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, this trivia-based game show app gained massive popularity for its live, interactive format. Players worldwide joined daily games, answering multiple-choice questions within 10 seconds for a chance to win or…

  • Babylon Health

    Babylon Health

    Babylon Health, a telehealth startup based in London, was once a promising venture in the digital healthcare industry. Founded in 2013 by Ali Parsa, Babylon Health developed an AI-powered platform that connected patients with healthcare professionals through web and mobile applications. The company was ambitious in its approach, combining advanced technology with accessible healthcare services.…

  • Clockwork

    Clockwork

    What Happened to Clockwork? A Tale of Innovation and Market Challenges Clockwork, a promising startup in the blockchain space, was founded in 2020 by CEO Nick Garfield and CTO Jovan Zatezalo. It operated as a decentralized application (dApp) on the Solana blockchain, a platform known for its high-speed and low-cost transactions. Clockwork’s unique proposition lay…

  • Solyndra

    Solyndra

    Solyndra was a solar energy company founded in 2005 that ceased operations in 2011. It used CIGS thin film solar cells and received a $535 million loan guarantee from the DOE. It failed due to higher production costs and weaker demand than expected.

  • Buzzer

    Buzzer

    Buzzer, a mobile streaming startup that once made waves in the sports industry, provides a striking example of the challenges faced by tech startups, even those backed by high-profile investors and innovative ideas. Founded in 2020, Buzzer launched its mobile app in 2021 with the aim of transforming how Gen Z sports fans engage with…

  • Tilt

    Tilt

    Tilt, a social payment startup, was founded in 2012 by James Beshara, Karolyn Baxter, and Khaled Hussein. This innovative venture focused on crowd-funding, enabling groups and communities to fund diverse events through its mobile app. Tilt was especially popular among college students who used the platform for crowdfunding events and settling expenses with friends. The…

  • Anki

    Anki

    Anki was a robotics and AI company founded in 2010 and ceased operations in 2019. It developed products such as Anki Drive, Anki Overdrive, Cozmo, and Vector. It faced difficulties in generating revenue and securing additional funding, leading to its closure.

  • Munchee

    Munchee

    Munchee, founded in 2017, was an innovative startup with a mission to revolutionize restaurant and bar reviews. Their unique approach required reviewers to include a geo-tagged photo with their reviews, emphasizing the authenticity and reliability of the content. However, Munchee’s journey was cut short due to legal issues related to its fundraising methods. In a…

  • Skully

    Skully

    In 2013, the tech world buzzed with excitement over a new player in the motorcycle industry: Skully. Envisioned as a groundbreaking motorcycle technology company, Skully aimed to revolutionize the riding experience with innovative tech solutions. Their story, from a promising start to an unexpected closure, is a classic tale of tech industry challenges and the…