All startups have a uniqueness, it's a free for all! There is no startup structure which is major reason for 80% failure rate, funding is the most inefficient and ineffective; major waste of time and money. There are many points, 1) location can be a major determent for startups with zero access to investors; many additional major points, creating a report explaining the slow economic development.
As a Lean Architect and Root Cause Analyst, Refill Depot's experience gained priceless insight, I detest the funding stage which is the most frustrating experience however found the most sophisticated network after 2.5 years!
Refill Depot nominee for 2015 Katerva Award-Global Sustainability, equivalent to Nobel, anxiously waiting for winner announcements. Full investment for winners.