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Raising money is about to get harder.
DISRUPTED

How startups can respond to the coronavirus pandemic

Walter Frick
Member exclusive by Walter Frick for Why startups fail

Why do startups fail? On one level, the answer is pretty simple. “Most startups fail because they run out of cash and can’t raise more,” says Tom Eisenmann, a professor at Harvard Business School.

“And then you have to ask, ‘Why?’”

This week’s field guide is all about the why, exploring the role of products, teams, cultures, and more.