The number one reason that startups fail is from premature scaling. A study from the Startup Genome Report found that 74% of startups fail because of premature scaling, while those who scale properly typically see growth that’s 20 times faster.
To help to better understand why some companies get scaling right while others fail, here is an infographic that takes an in-depth look at the process of scaling. To do this they analyzed a list of major companies that scaled quickly to try and identify the reasons behind both scaling success and failure. The infographic shows many fascinating examples of both.
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