Eventbrite

Eventbrite laid off 500 employees

🌎 San Francisco, Nashville βˆ™ πŸ‘© 500 employees (45%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Eventbrite, the ticketing and events website, laid off 45% of its employees last week. Around 500 employees were affected across their San Francisco and Nashville offices (see below link for an opt-in list of laid-off employeesπŸ‘‡). Eventbrite is highly dependent on live events, which have halted as a result of shelter-in-place. Its share price had fallen over 70% since mid-March.

UPDATE: Added a second opt-in list of employees laid off

Sources: Google Sheets (Official), Google Sheets (Unofficial)

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Connected

Connected laid off 17 employees

🌎 Toronto βˆ™ πŸ‘© 17 employees (10%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Design, product, engineering

Connected.io, a software product development firm based in Toronto, laid off 17 employees (10%) last week. If you’re hiring for design, product, or engineering roles in Toronto, see below link for an opt-in list of laid-off employeesπŸ‘‡. Toronto tech firms Ritual and Ecobee have also recently conducted layoffs.

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Ecobee

Ecobee laid off 47 employees

🌎 Toronto βˆ™ πŸ‘© 47 employees (10%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Ecobee, which makes smart thermostats, laid off 47 employees (10%) in late March. The company recently cancelled a new product line it had been developing. While many startups have put together crowdsourced spreadsheets of laid-off employees, Ecobee went a step further and created a dedicated website. If you’re recruiting in Toronto, you can browse this site to find ex-Ecobee talent.

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Scoop

Scoop announces layoff

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘© Unknown # employees βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Scoop, which facilitates carpooling for commuters, announced a layoff on Wednesday (see below link for list of affected employeesπŸ‘‡). With offices closed across the country, Scoop is currently operating at a “fraction” of its normal volume. The company joins other transportation startups like Zipcar, Turo, Getaround, and HopSkipDrive to reduce staff.

Source: Google Sheets

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Toast

Toast cuts 1,300 employees

🌎 Boston, Chicago, Omaha βˆ™ πŸ‘© 1,300 employees (50%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Toast, which makes software for restaurants, cut 50% of its staff on Tuesday. The layoffs impacted 1,300 employees — if you’re recruiting in Boston, Chicago, or Omaha, see below link for the listπŸ‘‡. Toast’s success is β€œtightly coupled” with the restaurant industry, which has seen sales decline by 80% in most cities.

Source: Google Sheets

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Layoffs Roundup: Thurs 4/9/20

Unicorn startups and notable consumer brands headlined the layoff news over the past couple of days. In the 4 weeks since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, nearly 200 startups in total have conducted layoffs, affecting over 17,000 employees.

Below are a few of the recent layoffs. Check our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know so we can help the affected people!

  • Toast, which makes software for restaurants, cut 50% of its staff, or around 1,300 employees. Its success is “tightly coupled” with the restaurant industry, which has seen sales decline by 80% in most cities. Toast raised money at a $5 billion valuation in February.
    • 🌎 Boston βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 1,300 employees (50%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Eventbrite, the ticketing and events website, laid off 45% of its employees. The company is highly dependent on live events, which have halted as a result of shelter-in-place. Its share price had fallen over 70% since mid-March.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 500 employees (45%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • ezCater, a corporate catering startup, laid off over 400 employees (44%). “We’re a company that feeds meetings, and meetings are not happening much right now,” the company said.
    • 🌎 Boston βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 400 employees (44%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Redfin, a real estate brokerage, laid off 7% of staff and either cut or furloughed 41% of its field agents. The company said that most agents would earn more from unemployment insurance than from Redfin. New listings, home tours, and home sales have all cooled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    • 🌎 Seattle βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 236 employees (7%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Groupon, a marketplace for discounts from local businesses, conducted a round of layoffs and furloughs. The Chicago Tribune says that β€œsignificant portions” of its sales and sales operations teams were affected, while employee posts on LinkedIn suggests that the cuts spanned more broadly. Between 200-350 employees were laid off, according to these posts.
    • 🌎 Chicago βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 200-350 employees βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Newfront Insurance, a commercial insurance brokerage, laid off 94 employees. The startup has eschewed publicity but had grown headcount rapidly since founding in 2017.
    • 🌎 San Franciscoβˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 94 employees βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Away, a direct-to-consumer maker of luggage and travel accessories, furloughed about half of its team and laid off an additional 10% (60 employees). Sales of its products have fallen by more than 90% over the past few weeks, since people are not traveling.
    • 🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 60 employees (10%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Lever, which makes applicant tracking software, laid off 40% of its staff, according to a laid-off employee. The economic impact of COVID-19 has slowed down hiring (and as we know, increased the pace of layoffs). ZipRecruiter, another recruiting site, also held recent layoffs.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 40% of employees
  • Zola, a website for creating wedding registries, laid off 20% of its team. Due to social distancing measures, couples have been delaying their weddings en masse.
    • 🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 20% of employees βˆ™ πŸ”—Source

Managed By Q

Remainder of Managed By Q team furloughed or laid off by Eden

🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 100% of employees βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

UPDATE: More details have been reported by Commercial Observer.

The remainder of Managed By Q’s staff has been either laid off or furloughed by Eden, who purchased the company from WeWork in March. Like Eden, Managed By Q facilitates office management services like cleaning, but it appears Eden was more interested in picking up Managed By Q’s customers and assets rather than the team. See link below πŸ‘‡for a list of 75+ people that have been affected, including those who were part of a separate round of layoffs one month ago.

Source: Google Sheets
Metromile

Metromile laid off 100 employees

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό100 employees (33%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Metromile, which sells car insurance based on actual miles driven, laid off 100 employees yesterday (see below link for list πŸ‘‡). The layoffs occurred in San Francisco, Boston, and Tempe. Metromile cited “economic uncertainties as a result of COVID-19” as the reason for the layoffs. One would guess that the company’s revenues have plummeted since customers have been driving far fewer miles.

Source: Google Sheets

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Blueground

Blueground laid off 130 employees

🌎 New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό130 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Mostly business roles

Blueground, an apartment rental company, laid off 130 people (25%) last week. It joins many other real estate startups to conduct layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic. Recruiters — see below link for a partial list of laid-off employees πŸ‘‡. The list spans people in business roles across New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Source: Google Sheets

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Convene

Convene laid off 150 employees

🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό150 employees (18%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Convene, which provides flexible office space, laid off 150 people last month. It had already closed all of its locations. If you’re recruiting in New York City, see below link πŸ‘‡ for a partial list of ex-Convene product managers and engineers on the market. Coworking startups WeWork, Knotel, Industrious, and The Wing have also conducted layoffs in the past month in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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