Sean Jacobsohn, a venture capitalist and sports memorabilia collector with an interest in historical lessons of failed ventures. (LinkedIn)
Are you open to donations of additional items for companies and products already featured in the museum? Yes!
Companies that failed like: Color, Cuil, Solyndra, Wachovia, Kozmo, iVillage, Geocities, TheMan, Enron’s Code of Ethics, Shyp, Theranos’s Centrifuge, FTX’s Arena, Hopin, Silicon Graphics, Buddy Media, Nikola Motors, Fyre Festival, San Francisco Cubs, Magic Leap, Quibi, Zume, One Kings Lane, Dot & Bo, Fab, Better Place, Iridium, Fast, Bolt, Convoy, Rockmelt, flying cars, CommerceOne, Blippar, Lime, Sidecar, Groupon, Hippo, i2, Zenefits, InVision, AltaVista, Celsius Network, R-Zero, Silvergate, uBiome, Plastiq, Veev, Rothenberg Ventures, Bowstreet Software, Openview Venture Partners
Products that failed like: Apple HyperCard, Ayds candy, Boeing furniture, Bird scooter accessory, Bald guyz head wipes, Coleco Adam, Colgate frozen entrees, Cosmopolitan Yogurt, Crayola Cereal, Gerber singles, Google Orkut, Google Stadia, HP Jornado, iRobot Lawn Mower, Jolly rancher soda, Kellogg breakfast mates, Life savers soda, Kellogg’s Yogurt shampoo by Clairol, Miss Bic pen, HoloLens, Motorola lazer, Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce Do.com, Salesforce Work.com, Sugar’s Daddy Barbie Doll, Twitter Peek, Uroclub, Mirror, ESPN mobile phone, Sour Cream and Onion Doritos, Levi’s suits, Tangem ring, Google Wave, Google+, Google Clips, Google TV, Meebo, Google search appliance, Mazing bar
Samuel West, who runs the Museum of Failure. https://museumoffailure.com
Tom Eisenmann, HBS professor & author of the book “Why Startups Fail”.
Jonathan Becher, President of Sharks Sports and Entertainment.
Rohit Bhadange, CEO of Zamp
Dan Olszewski, Head of the entrepreneurship program at University of Wisconsin, is studying failure.
Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital, is studying failure. (@chrisfralic)
Lindsay Hyde, HBS professor, is studying failure. She teaches the course “Avoiding Startup Failure”.