Year Of Birth: 1998
Year Of Demise: 2000
CEO: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman
Founded By: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman

Designed as a web portal for civic requests, GovWorks aimed to streamline and organize communications between citizens and local government. The company had a sound business plan but—like many on this list—rushed to market without the ability to service a growing customer base. In three years of existence, the company burned through close to $60M in venture capital.