Juicero and 2017’s other unsuccessful start-ups

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Juicero betrothed drinks from fruit and veg pouches.

The organisation behind Juicero, a wi-fi connected juicing machine, has announced that it is shutting down.

Juicero lifted around $120m (£92m) in appropriation to rise a device, that retailed in a US during $399.

The organisation said that it could not emanate an “effective production and placement system” on a own.

The device was widely mocked when it was suggested that a pouches of fruit and veg that it incited into extract could simply be squeezed by hand.

Here are 4 other tech start-ups we have pronounced goodbye to in 2017.


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Fitness tracker organisation Jawbone began murder proceedings in June.

Its products were among a initial aptness trackers on a marketplace and it was once valued during some-more than $3bn.

The organisation had been wordless on amicable media for several months and business with damaged inclination had contacted a BBC to contend they could not get a response.

Jawbone trackers are still accessible to buy from websites including Amazon.

Yik Yak

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Yik Yak

The unknown messaging app had lifted some-more than $73m in appropriation and was during one time valued during $400m.

The height was hugely renouned with college students though it was also tormented with incidents of online nuisance and bullying. The organisation attempted to make permanent log-ins though it valid unpopular.

Yik Yak announced that it would tighten during a start of a educational year.

Its website has now left though in a blog post published during a time of a announcement, founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll thanked Yik Yak users for being “the many ardent on a planet”.


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The Lily worker had showed good potential.

Autonomous worker organisation Lily shut down in Jan with $34m in pre-orders that it betrothed to refund.

Its product – a waterproof device with a camera onboard – was designed to be thrown into a atmosphere and could lane users for adult to 20 mins around a wristband.

“We have been racing opposite a time of ever-diminishing funds,” wrote a company’s co-founders, Henry Bradlow and Antoine Balaresque, to customers.

“Over a past few months, we have attempted to secure financing in sequence to clear a production line and boat a initial units – though have been incompetent to do this.”

A worker called Lily Next-Gen is now accessible to sequence from a Mota Group, that bought a branding rights, though it does not have a same functionality.


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Beepi was a digital used automobile marketplace that lifted $150m and had during one time been valued during $560m.

It began offered off a resources in Feb 2017.

A news by news site TechCrunch suggested Beepi had faced organisational issues and had spent income unwisely. Its founders denied this and pronounced it was a “sad time” for a firm.

“The Beepi suggestion lives on. Down, though not out,” they wrote.

Its website now redirects to a automobile shopping height called Vroom.