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" why 70% start ups fail: 10 reasons"

These are the top 10 Reasons  according to start ups on why new business fail

These are the Industry verticals in  Percentage which are  still operating after 4 Years

  1. Finance Insurance and Real Estate :58 % 
  2. Education and Health 56 % 
  3. Agriculture 56 % 
  4. Services 55 % 
  5. Wholesale 54 % 
  6. Mining 51 % 
  7. Manufacturing 49 %
  8. Construction 47 % 
  9. Retail 47 % 
  10. Transportation, Communication and Utilities 45 %
  11. Information 37 %
In terms of industry statistics there are no concrete research and data about how many start ups fails every year , but generally according to  investment banking and Venture funding firms

The common rule of thumb is that of 10 start-ups, only three or four fail completely. Another three or four return the original investment, and one or two produce substantial returns. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that 25% to 30% of venture-backed businesses fail.

According to a recent Harvard Study three-quarters of venture-backed firms in the U.S. don't return investors' capital, according to recent research by Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School.

Another find was  a majority of start ups fail because of single one reason. Not knowing how to scale up. The second reason is a concept which is ahead of its time , while  a few VCs which spoke to spends spoke too " were unanimous in their views that they are willing to fund business that are ahead of its time, however it needs to scale up.. irrespective of the product is niche or mass c