Social application for photos
Shipping API for e-commerce companies
Solar panels powered by robotics
Flash sales for toddlers and young mothers
Online auction platform
Delivery transportation network
QBotix was among the first company implement robots in a solar-tracking solution that would maximize output from solar panels. The company's robots would slide around a thin metal track and tilt a group of solar panels every 40 minutes to track the sun as it moved across the sky.
However, QBotix faced scaling and engineering problems, which were both rooted in its customer acquisition/market acceptance issues.
QBotix's solution was novel, but these ...
In 2014, Fuhu was a leader among children's tablet companies and was growing at a meteoric pace. The company was twice named as Inc. Magazine's fastest growing private company in the United States with a gross revenue of $196 million in 2013 and a three-year growth rate of 158,957 percent. However, Fuhu's astounding growth came with many difficulties and ultimately a just as astounding collapse.
Riding off of the huge success ...
Crowdmix's failure exemplifies a company guilty of "putting the cart (way, way, way) before the horse". Crowdmix simply (and brazenly) tried to grow without a launched product.
The company's first iteration was simple– it was a platform that produced local fan music charts. However, CEO Ian Roberts and his cofounder Gareth Ingham had ambitious goals for the company. The pair pushed Crowdmix to be "the destination for fans of all the world's ...
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