Layoffs Roundup: Thurs 4/2/20

This week Layoffs.fyi has already tracked 23 startups that cut jobs, affecting over 1,500 employees. And there’s still two days left ☹️.

Below are a few of this week’s layoffs. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!

  • KeepTruckin, which helps trucking companies manage their fleets, laid off 349 employees (18%). This comes just one month after the company’s previous round of layoffs.
  • Thumbtack, a marketplace for local services like cleaners and plumbers, laid off 250 employees (30%). Due to shelter-in-place, business has fallen by over 50% in markets like San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.
    • 🌎 San Francisco, Salt Lake City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 250 employees (18%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Rover, a dog-walking and pet-sitting service, laid off 194 employees (41%). Pet owners no longer need Rover’s service because they’re now staying at home.
    • 🌎 Seattle βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 194 employees (41%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • RigUp, which provides labor services to the energy industry, laid off 120 employees (25%). Oil and gas companies are in the middle of an economic downturn.
    • 🌎 Austin βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 120 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Turo, a car-sharing company, laid off 108 employees (30%). Consumers are no longer renting cars because of shelter-in-place. Competitor Getaround also conducted recent layoffs.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 108 employees (30%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • PatientPop, which helps healthcare providers manage the patient experience, laid off 100 employees, according to a LinkedIn post by an ex-employee.
    • 🌎 Los Angeles βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 100 employees
  • uShip, which makes shipping software, laid off 65 employees (37%).
    • 🌎 Austin βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 65 employees (37%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • Showpad, which makes software to improve sales teams’ productivity, laid off 52 employees (12%). It blamed the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus.
    • 🌎 Chicago βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 52 employees (12%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source
  • PeerStreet, a crowdfunding platform for investing in real estate loans, laid off 30% of their staff (50+ employees), according to an HR employee. Layoffs.fyi was the first to report the news.

KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin lays off 349 employees one month after previous layoff

🌎 Nashville, Chicago, SF βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 349 employees (18%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Mostly sales and business roles

KeepTruckin, which helps trucking companies manage their fleets, laid off 349 employees today (see link below for the list πŸ‘‡). This comes just one month after the company’s previous round of layoffs. KeepTruckin expects new customer acquisition to slow and existing customers to churn due to small trucking companies going out of business.

Source: Google Sheets

See our live Layoffs Tracker for a real-time report of all startups that have done layoffs.

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.

Source: Google Sheets

See our live Layoffs Tracker for a real-time report of all startups that have done layoffs.

Layoffs Roundup: Mon 3/30/20

Since Thursday, unicorn startups ZipRecruiter, WeWork, Knotel, Getaround, and OneWeb have each laid off hundreds of employees, and over 20 startups in total have cut jobs.

Below are a few of the recent layoffs. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!

  • ZipRecruiter, the online hiring marketplace, laid off over 400 employees (39%). The company has seen its customers drastically slow down hiring and expects to miss revenue projections.
    • 🌎 Santa Monica βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 400 employees (39%) βˆ™ πŸ”—WSJ
  • WeWork, the co-working company, laid off 250 employees. This follows a previous round of layoffs in November, but is supposedly unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.
    • 🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 250 employees βˆ™ πŸ”—Reuters
  • Everlane, an e-commerce site for luxury clothing, laid off or furloughed 200 workers, primarily in their retail and backend operations functions.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 200 employees βˆ™ πŸ”—WWD
  • Knotel, which leases office space to companies, laid off 127 employees (30%) and furloughed an additional 68 employees (20%). The layoffs affected multiple departments and locations. Real estate startups like Knotel continue to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    • 🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 127 employees (30%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Commercial Observer
  • Getaround, the car sharing startup, laid off 100 employees (25%). This follows a previous round of layoffs in January. Getaround is suffering from both the coronavirus pandemic as well as a pullback in funding from its main backer, Softbank.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 100 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ”—BizJournals
  • OneWeb, which builds satellites that provide internet access, filed for bankruptcy and announced layoffs. It said it had failed to secure further funding.
    • 🌎 London βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Hundreds of employees βˆ™ πŸ”—BBC
  • Zipcar, the rental car company, laid off 20% of staff. The travel industry continues to be disrupted by the coronavirus.
    • 🌎 Boston βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Hundreds of employees (20%) βˆ™ πŸ”—BostonInno
  • Restaurant365, which makes restaurant management software, laid off a “big chunk” of its 400 employees. It has seen a 75% decline in YoY sales.
    • 🌎 Irvine βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌUnknown # affected βˆ™ πŸ”—Crunchbase News
  • Textio, which helps companies write better job descriptions, laid off 30 employees (20%).
    • 🌎 Seattle βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 30 employees (20%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Geekwire
  • B8ta, a retailer for consumer electronics and home goods, laid off over half of its corporate staff and furloughed its retail employees.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 50% of corporate employees βˆ™ πŸ”—Retail Dive
  • Pivot3, which develops hyperconverged infrastructure, laid off a significant portion of its 250 employees.
    • 🌎 Austin βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Unknown # affected βˆ™ πŸ”—Blocks and Files
  • DataRobot, which helps companies manage their machine learning models, significantly reduced headcount.
    • 🌎 Boston βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Unknown # affected βˆ™ πŸ”—BostonInno

Layoffs Roundup: Thurs 3/26/20

Coronavirus-related tech layoffs continue to pile up this week, particularly in real estate and travel. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!

Real estate

  • Sonder, which offers short-term apartment rentals, laid off or furloughed 400 employees. Bookings are down 20% at the company’s 5,000 apartments.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 400 employees (33%) βˆ™ πŸ”—The Real Deal
  • Zeus Living, which rents out furnished apartments on a monthly basis to business travelers, laid off 80 employees.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 80 employees (30%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Crunchbase News
  • The Guild, which offers short-term stays at luxury apartments, laid off 38 employees.
    • 🌎 Austin βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 38 employees (22%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Austin Inno

Travel

  • TripActions, whose software helps companies manage corporate travel, laid off 300 workers. The layoffs primarily affected customer support, recruiting, and sales. Employees were notified of the layoff via a group Zoom call.
    • 🌎 Palo Alto βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 300 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ”—TechCrunch
  • Cabin, a luxury sleeper-bus service, laid off an unknown (but likely small) number of employees.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Unknown # affected βˆ™ πŸ”—The Information

Other industries

  • Leafly, an online resource on cannabis, laid off 91 employees.
    • 🌎 Seattle βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 91 employees (50%) βˆ™ πŸ”—GeekWire
  • Foodsby, which delivers restaurant food to office buildings, laid off 80 people. Demand is down since restaurants are closing and customers are no longer going into the office.
    • 🌎Minneapolis βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 80 employees (67%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Minne Inno
  • Rangle, a development agency, initiated a temporary layoff for 78 staffers. Rangle’s clients are paring back spending due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    • 🌎 Toronto βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 78 employees (30%) βˆ™ πŸ”—BetaKit
  • OutboundEngine, which creates marketing software for small businesses, laid off 52 employees.
    • 🌎 Austin βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 52 employees (28%) βˆ™ πŸ”—BizJournals
  • Wonderschool, which helps people start their own in-home preschools or daycares, laid off 50 employees. Shelter-in-place orders means that parents are keeping their kids at home.
    • 🌎 San Francisco βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 50 employees (75%) βˆ™ πŸ”—EdSurge
  • SpotHero, an app that helps people find parking spots, laid off an unknown number of employees. Urban parking isn’t a problem when people are staying at home.
    • 🌎 Chicago βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Unknown # affected βˆ™ πŸ”—Chicago Inno
  • Eight Sleep, an online mattress retailer, laid off 20% of staff.
    • 🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 20% of staffβˆ™ πŸ”—The Information
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.