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Pied Piper - Failure Museum

In 2014, Pied Piper was formed on the HBO show Silicon Valley.

The company built a cloud based compression platform to allow users to compress and share their files between their devices. They build a platform which contains a neural net which means that the platform improves the more files that are uploaded.

The platform proves popular with people within the tech industry but unpopular with the general public who don’t understand how to use it or how it works. Despite offering classes to teach users how to use it, the platform still is unable to get the required daily active users. The team panicked and resorted to buying fake users which poisons the company’s reputation making it impossible to raise funding.

Sean Jacobsohn

Sean Jacobsohn

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