I am intrigued by this idea via Marc Andreesen that there are no bad innovations — only early ones. The list above shows a variety of start up and more seasoned companies that eventually succumbed to failure, only to see more successful versions appear and thrive a decade or two later.
• Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz (May 23, 2017)
• Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (December 7, 2019)
• Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) (July 13, 2019)
The first employee at A16Z, he is now the managing partner.
• Benedict Evans, Andreessen Horowitz (May 5, 2018)