TripActions

TripActions laid off 300 employees via a group Zoom call

🌎 Palo Alto βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 300 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Customer support, recruiting, sales

TripActions, whose software helps companies manage corporate travel, laid off 300 workers last week (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). The layoffs primarily affected customer support, recruiting, and sales. The company blamed the layoff on the decline in business travel, but got flack for notifying employees about the news via a group Zoom call.

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Peerspace

Peerspace laid off 40+ employees due to impact of social distancing

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 40 employees βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Peerspace, a marketplace for booking space for events and meetings, laid off a majority of their staff last week (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). The company has seen bookings slow and cancellations increase dramatically due to social distancing measures.

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Bird

Bird lays off over 400 employees

🌎 Los Angeles βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 406 employees (30%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Bird, the electric scooter company, laid off 30% of staff, or 406 employees (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). Bird had already paused its services in many markets in response to the coronavirus. Scooter companies are reeling from the pandemic — in January, competitor Lime laid off 100 employees and is expected to do another round of layoffs shortly.

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Zeus

Zeus Living laid off 80 employees

🌎 San Franciscoβˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 80 employees (30%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

We previously mentioned that Zeus Living, which rents out furnished apartments on a monthly basis to business travelers, laid off 80 employees. We now have a list of affected employees (see link belowπŸ‘‡). The list spans across engineering, product, and business roles.

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Sonder

Sonder lays off 400 employees, bookings down 20%

🌎 San Francisco, Denver βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 400 employees (33%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Sonder, which offers short-term apartment rentals, laid off or furloughed 400 employees (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). Bookings are down 20% at the company’s 5,000 apartments, since people are no longer traveling due to the coronavirus. Sonder has raised $360 million and was most recently valued at over $1 billion.

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Wonderschool

Wonderschool lays off 75% of employees due to shelter-in-place

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 50 employees (75%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Wonderschool, which helps people start their own home-based preschools or daycares, laid off 50 employees (75% of staff). Their childcare programs have been impacted by shelter-in-place orders, since families are now keeping their kids at home.

A list of affected employees, particularly in Engineering and Partnerships, is circulating on a crowdsourced spreadsheet for Coronavirus-related layoffs (see link below πŸ‘‡).

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Triplebyte

Triplebyte lays off 15 talent managers and technical writers amidst “product shift”

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 15 employees (17%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Customer Success, Technical Writing

Triplebyte, the recruiting platform that connects engineering candidates with tech companies, laid off 15 employees (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). Its talent manager and technical writing teams were eliminated. An ex-employee’s LinkedIn post says the layoffs are due to a “product shift,” so the move doesn’t appear to be coronavirus-related. Five months ago, founder and former YC partner Harj Taggar stepped down as CEO.

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Lola

Lola lays off 34 employees due to impact of the coronavirus

🌎 Boston βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 34 employees (29%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Lola, a corporate travel management tool, laid off 34 employees (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). This is one of the first startup layoffs directly related to the coronavirus. Lola has raised $82 million to date from Accel, General Catalyst, and CRV and now has 82 employees remaining.

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Managed By Q

Managed By Q lays off 75 as part of WeWork divestiture

🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 75 employees (71%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Managed By Q, a platform that facilitates office management services like cleaning, is laying off the vast majority of its staff as part of its sale from parent company WeWork to former competitor Eden. The layoff impacts 75+ people (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡).

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Atrium

Atrium shuts down, lays off entire 100-person staff

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 100 employees (100%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Atrium, the hybrid law firm + tech startup, is shutting down and laying off all 100 employees (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). Atrium says it failed to make legal services more cost-efficient with technology, a core part of the startup’s original thesis. Started by Twitch.tv co-founder Justin Kan, the startup had raised over $75 million from Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst.

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