The Five Things That Kill Early Stage Startups

brett fox
6 min readDec 19, 2023

Startups are fragile, and early stage startups are unbelievably fragile. There are so many things that can kill your startup that it would make your head spin.

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However, the five things I will review today are the most common problems that CEOs run into. I’ll also explain how you’ll need to protect yourself from these things happening. Spoiler alert: none of them are money.

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brett fox

I work with startup CEOs to help them grow their businesses . I built several businesses from $0 to >$100M. Learn more at https://www.brettjfox.com