Startups rise and startups fall. 2017 has seen some outstanding startups go underneath. From Jawbone to Beepi to Yik Yak, these firms raised main money earlier than they in the end shut their doorways.

What follows are 10 of the best-funded firms to shut in the first 9 months of 2017. Collectively these firms raised a mixed $1.7 billion from enterprise capitalists and banks.

Finally not all is misplaced. Expertise is gained and classes are discovered. Founders and builders and entrepreneurs and gross sales individuals transfer on with the data that may solely be gained by working for a struggling startup.

There are nonetheless a couple of months left in 2017, and extra startups are sure to fail earlier than the finish of the yr. However as firms fall, extra soar up in the spirit of entrepreneurship.