Big business is a big risk in another way. You take an idea that can “shoot” and looks incredibly promising, invest a lot of money and… But there really is as lucky. Collected here are a selection of top startups, it is not justified no money invested, no hope.
1. E-mobility — russian hybrid car
According to the developers, industrial production of cars was planned at the beginning of 2015, with the cost of the car was estimated, depending on configuration, from 450 to 490 thousand rubles.
Investment in the project amounted to more than 250 000 000 euros. In all there were 4 copies of this car, one car was presented to Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Released model (E-Crossback EV) had five-door and three-door body with original appearance, the power plant was not a hybrid, and electric. 7 APR 2014 the project was closed.
2. National search engine “Sputnik”
It is the Russian national state search engine and Internet portal, developed by “Rostelecom” and launched on 22 may 2014.
The amount of funds spent on the development of a search engine, is about 60 000 000 $. In the first days of use of the site, the number of transitions of the Russians from the pages of the search Companion to other resources amounted to about 5 million By September 2014 audience fell to 16.6 per thousand. Today, according to statistics LiveInternet in a month on this site comes less than 1,000 people.
3. Two-wheeled vehicles, Segway
The budget of this project amounted to about 125 000 000 $. The Segway was supposed to be an environmentally friendly alternative to cars and to change the transport system as a whole. Despite the outstanding technologies developed for the Segway, the device was something of a cross between travel by car and on foot, but this feature has long been doing great cheap and light bike. Currently, the Segway was not the primary means of the movement of people and kind of exotic, which can be rented in the nearest Park.
September 27, 2010 62-year-old millionaire Jimi Heselden, owner of Segway, died while walking on the Segway. He lost control and fell off a cliff into a river Wharf (UK).
It is a LTE compatible smartphone from Russian company Yota Devices, released in December 2013. The device is equipped with two screens independently. The first screen is a traditional LCD, the second screen display of electronic ink technology. In December 2014 released the next version of the phone — YotaPhone 2.
Investment in this project amounted to more than 50 000 000 $. For the first month of sales managed to sell 600 copies. Currently, this is still the smartphone to buy, but sales volumes much joy to investors which are not delivered. The situation is not saved even advertising these gadgets first persons of the state.
5. The Blippy Service
This is a service by which users could share their purchases on the card with others.
Investment in the project amounted to 13 000 000 $, but it was closed, as was that of buying users are not enough to capture the attention of the public. In addition, people are afraid to trust the company passwords of their Bank cards.
6. Automobile company “Marussia Motors”
This is a Russian automobile company, which produced sports cars under the brand Marussia. Founded in 2007, the Russian actor, showman and racer Nikolay Fomenko together with the entrepreneur Efim Ostrovsky. In April 2014, the company declared itself bankrupt, and all assets were sold.
This project was invested about 100 000 000 euros. But the concept, developed by the team Marussia, was not viable and launch it into mass production and failed.
Project supercar was not the only one. In February 2014, the government announced that it will allocate 3.6 billion rubles for the car for the first persons of the state in the framework of the project “Cortege”. The money was expected to be distributed in 2014-2016.