startup is closing its doors, not sure what’s next??

Oct 7, 2019 18 Comments

its time to close it down, we are out of a cofounder, ive sacrificed alot over the course of our startup, especially pay.

im now in a position where i need to fill my bank account back up and get a job..however, not sure what the next move is or the company to apply for.

looking to relocate to Seattle...any emerging companies that will consider a failed startup cofounder who has management, biz dev, operation and act manager expertise?


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Flowcast lulll
    Sorry dude but a failed startup experience looks pretty bad on a resume. Its pretty sad how often I’ve seen the eng -> senior eng -> CTO -> eng sequence on a resume, just sad really lol
    Oct 7, 2019 14
    • Live Oak Bank

      Live Oak Bank

      Failure is totally fine. It could be valuable experience.
      Oct 7, 2019
    • Microsoft 🦍Ape
      Agree with ibm he owned this conversation
      Oct 7, 2019
    • Apple ghahue120
      Lol, this is so wrong.
      Oct 7, 2019
    • I was in the investment community in Nashville for a number of years. Tons of the young and old start-up guys had failed start-ups. Bankruptcy all over. Yet, they kept asking for money for new ideas and I was amazed to learn that a lot of them kept getting money. But they were in good company. Anyone with real success realizes that success is educated failures.
      Oct 8, 2019
    • Startups teach you a lot about the business side if you’re an engineer. Plus you can build stuff from scratch which is great for learning too.

      Compared to people who spent their entire careers in big companies, people from startups are generally faster, sharper, and have more of a product focus. These skills can help you succeed and climb the ladder quickly if you later decide to join a big company.
      Oct 8, 2019
  • Microsoft 🦍Ape
    You must be really desperate if you’re asking on here. Good luck.
    Oct 7, 2019 0
  • All very helpful, guys. thank you!
    Oct 8, 2019 0
  • Amazon DIfx71
    Details matter. If you tinkered around for a few months and built a useless app that nobody liked then forget it. That’s not a startup.

    If you built something useful that a lot of people liked, made a little money or got a couple clients but it didn’t quite take off then that’s better.

    If you spent investor money on stupid things then that’s a problem.
    Oct 7, 2019 0


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