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.

Source: Google Sheets

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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.

Source: Google Sheets

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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.

Source: Google Sheets

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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.

Source: Google Sheets

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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.

Source: Google Sheets
Brandless

Brandless shuts down, lays off 88% of staff

🌎 San Francisco, Minneapolis βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 70 employees (88%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Brandless, a direct-to-consumer startup that makes affordable household products, is shutting down and laying off 88% of its staff (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). 10 employees remain to finish the wind-down process. The company said its business model was unsustainable — a problem that has also plagued other DTC startups because competition for social media advertising has driven up customer acquisition costs. Brandless had raised $292 million, most notably from SoftBank.

Source: Google Sheets
KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin shuts down One Point Logistics, lays off majority of staff

🌎 Mostly Nashville, Chicago, SF βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό At least 78 employeesβˆ™ πŸ–₯ Mostly sales and business roles

KeepTruckin, which helps trucking companies manage their fleets, is shutting down One Point Logistics, a freight brokerage it acquired last year. The majority of OPL’s staff will be laid off, while the remaining 30 employees will be reassigned within KeepTruckin. The company says that owning its own freight brokerage business was too operationally intensive and will instead be investing in its marketplace of third-party brokers.

Starsky Robotics

Starsky Robotics reportedly shutting down, lays off majority of staff

🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Unknown # affected βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Starsky Robotics, a self-driving truck startup, is reportedly shutting down after its Series B fell apart due to concerns about its asset-heavy, low-margin business model. The majority of staff have been laid off, likely numbering a couple dozen. The company had raised $20 million, most recently from Shasta Ventures two years ago.

Lime

Lime lays off 100 workers and shuts down 12 markets

🌎 Mostly San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 100 employees (14%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Various business roles

Lime, the electric scooter company, is shutting down 12 of its markets and laying off 100 employees (14% of its workforce). After a period of rapid expansion into new markets, e-scooter companies have been suffering large losses, causing them to retreat. Lime has raised $765 million to date.