Below is a recap of the layoffs from this past week. Check out the Layoffs.fyi Tracker for a complete list of all tech layoffs during the pandemic.
🏢 Salesforce ∙ 🌎 San Francisco Bay Area ∙ 👩 ~1,000 employees (2%) ∙ 🔗Source
- Salesforce, the CRM and enterprise cloud software giant, laid off about 1,000 employees (2%) less than a day after reporting blowout earnings. In March, Salesforce’s CEO pledged to its workforce “Ohana” that the company would not have any “significant” layoffs for 90 days. Recent layoffs affected sales and customer support, despite a 29% rise in revenue and 26% increase in share price. Affected workers were given 60 days to find another role in the firm.
🏢 Hipcamp ∙ 🌎 San Francisco Bay Area ∙ 👩 ~60% of employees ∙ 🔗Source
- Hipcamp, an Airbnb for camping stays, laid off around 60% of its employees back in April, TechCrunch reported today. More recently though, Hipcamp’s business has rebounded now that stay-at-home orders have eased and travelers prefer the safety of the outdoors. Hipcamp has rehired some of its laid-off employees and is looking to expand its team further.
🏢 Docly ∙ 🌎 London ∙ 👩 8 employees (80%) ∙ 🔗Source
- Telemedicine startup Docly, a spinoff of Swedish digital health provider Mik Doctor, stopped operating in the UK. 8 employees were laid off as a direct result of restructuring, as Docly will refocus on becoming a technology supplier for companies like Mik Doctor in the future.
🏢 Spaces ∙ 🌎 Los Angeles ∙ 👩 Unknown # of employees ∙ 🔗Source
- Spaces, a VR entertainment startup, was recently acquired by Apple, who has been buying VR teams to develop its own VR headset. When the news broke, Spaces’ CEO noted that the company had to lay off an undisclosed number of employees at the beginning of the pandemic and take out a PPP loan to “keep the lights on.”
🏢 Streamsets ∙ 🌎 San Francisco Bay Area ∙ 👩 Unknown # of employees ∙ 🔗Source
- Streamsets, a data integration startup with $76 million of funding, laid off an unknown number of employees in order to survive the first wave of the pandemic. The layoffs came days after the company won a best workplaces award. The company cut R&D and some recent hires, saying that it needed to give up on “inefficient growth.”
🏢 Mapify ∙ 🌎 Berlin ∙ 👩 Unknown # of employees ∙ 🔗Source
- Mapify, an app for planning travel experiences, laid off “several team members,” citing the pandemic’s continued disruption on travel. The startup most recently raised a $1 million seed round in 2018.
Thanks to Layoffs.fyi intern Stephan Billingslea for contributing to this post.