TechStartup RIPs

Bambi Francisco Roizen · October 15, 2008 · Short URL:

Where you can find a running list of casualties

 I've been through the dot-com bust and criticized a number of companies that went under. Now that I'm a CEO of a startup, I can say that it's a lot easier to criticize than it is to run a company. One of my favorite quotes is from Teddy Roosevelt, who said: 

"It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

That said, while I don't want to be the deliverer of such sobering news, such as companies in trouble, I do think it's helpful to be aware of what's happening around us. To that end, I'm excited that TechStartups, a blog that covers technology trends, has just launched a channel on Vator covering startups that are laying off workers or startups in serious trouble.

Here's a link to the channel.

There you'll see news on companies, such as Fast Company, Eyespot and Itzbig. 

I'd keep an eye on this channel. 

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Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder and CEO of Vator, a media and research firm for entrepreneurs and investors; Managing Director of Vator Health Fund; Co-Founder of Invent Health; Author and award-winning journalist.

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