A temp. Graveyard for defunct start-ups built  by prankster!

A temp. Graveyard for defunct start-ups built by prankster!

Posted by M.Venkatesh on November 8th 2017

A San Francisco resident paid homage to failed startups by erecting tombstones in their honor Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Halloween revellers  near the Mission Dolores Park saw a graveyard of startups taken from the world too soon.

The display featured 12 tombstones, each made of styrofoam and painted gray by the prank’s mastermind, a former startup employee Evan Hynes. “I asked myself, what’s the scariest thing that can happen to an employee at a startup?” the 26-year-old told SFGATE. His answer: “Finding out that your two percent stake in a blockchain-based smart juice company is actually worthless.”
The headstones paid homage to a diversity of Bay Area companies, like Juicero, the company that sold a worthless juicer for $400, all of which fizzled in the past year or so (the exception being troubled health-tech company Theranos, which is still open for business.The park rangers  later asked Hynes to take down the display.


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