Why Do Start Ups Fail? New Expert System Content Analysis Report on Autopsy.io Reveals the Unexpected

Company Launches Expert IQ Report Series Designed to Provide Semantic Analysis of Unstructured and Open Source Data

CHICAGO--()--Expert System (EXSY.MI), the leader in multilingual semantic intelligence technology for the effective management of unstructured information, today announced the release of its first Expert IQ Report titled, Why do Startups Fail? An Analysis of Autopsy.io. The report is a result of an analysis the company conducted on Autopsy.io, a site dedicated to failed startups that is chalk full of powerful lessons learned.

“What’s always exciting about running this type of analysis is what you uncover; it’s always a bit of the unexpected, but critically important knowledge when applying it to business decisions”

In an effort to gain insight on key themes around failure, Expert System used its Cogito content analysis technology, which works to quickly and accurately understand text as humans do by establishing precise connections between not just words, but more importantly, concepts. In using natural language processing and semantic intelligence technology, the company was able to analyze the data and provide intelligent insights into the challenges new startups encounter.

“What’s always exciting about running this type of analysis is what you uncover; it’s always a bit of the unexpected, but critically important knowledge when applying it to business decisions,” said Luca Scagliarini, CEO, Expert System USA. In this case, taking for instance that issues with the product were more of a reason for failure than having customers or a market to serve, proved to be interesting. We tend to see similar situations in our own customer environments. The Autopsy.io collective insights can serve as a valuable learning source for entrepreneurs as they go on their startup journey themselves.”

Key data analysis conducted looked at reasons for failure, post mortem analysis, emotions tied to failure, who was to blame and what was really trying to be accomplished, along with other items. For example Expert System determined the top 10 concepts cited when describing failure were Company, Product, Investor, Startup, Money, App, Team, Website, Market, and Client. Additionally, when analyzing the post-mortem comments to determine the specific reasons for the eventual demise of these companies, entrepreneurs were quick to point out a particular problem that led them to eventually fail. Additionally, individuals often recognized their failures admitting to particular mistakes, when the business became too difficult, or they made a wrong decision.

Produced using Expert System’s Cogito content analysis platform, the Expert IQ Report is a regular series that looks to provide deep content analysis from the massive amounts of data from a given current event, person or topic within the enterprise, government, financial, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries. Expert IQ Reports demonstrate the value of using content analysis technology to automatically generate a fast and accurate understanding of unstructured text, working to read, comprehend and analyze text as humans do by establishing precise connections between not just words, but more importantly, concepts.

To learn more about Expert’s System’s Cogito technology and to read the full Autopsy.io report, please visit www.expertsystem.com.

About Expert System

Headquartered in Chicago, Expert System is a leading provider of information access solutions based on the proprietary, patented, multilingual semantic technology of Cogito. Using Expert System's products, enterprise companies and government agencies can go beyond traditional keyword approaches for the rapid sense-making of their structured and unstructured data. Expert System technology has been deployed to deliver solutions for a vast range of business requirements such as semantic searches, open source intelligence, multilingual and big text analytics, natural language processing and the development and management of taxonomies and ontologies. Expert System serves some of the world’s largest industries including Banking and Insurance, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas, Media and Publishing, and Government including companies such as Shell, Chevron, Eli Lilly, Wolters Kluwer, Networked Insights, Nalco Champion, US Department of Justice and the DTRA. For more information visit www.expertsystem.com or follow us on Twitter at @Expert_System.

Release Summary

Expert System (EXSY.MI), a leader in semantic intelligence technology, today announced the release of its first Expert IQ Report titled, Why do Startups Fail? An Analysis of Autopsy.io.

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