Zombie startups are VC funded companies that don’t close their doors after funding runs out, but also does not grow significantly. They typically generate enough revenues to continue business, but the VC is unable to divest. As a result, the company tends to shed all of its brainpower and continues to operate as a brainless zombie for many years (svdictionary.com link)
Business Insider: The CEO of Dropbox explains the one thing that’s worse than having your startup fail: becoming a ‘zombie startup’ (businessinsider.com link)
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