Clubhouse laid off some of its employees, Bloomberg . It’s unclear how many employees the company has laid off, but at least some now-ex-employees have left voluntarily to pursue opportunities outside of Clubhouse. One of the better-known departures was , a former editor of National Public Radio who joined the company to lead its news partnership initiative. Clubhouse also lost his and leads.
“A handful of roles were eliminated as part of our team’s streamlining, and a select few chose to pursue new opportunities,” said a Clubhouse spokesman Bloomberg. “We continue to recruit for many engineering, product and design positions.”
According to the outlet, the layoffs are part of a broader restructuring at Clubhouse as the company looks to reassess its growth strategy. The clubhouse was found in the first year of the pandemic, thanks in part to the fact that you needed an invite to start using the app. Unfortunately, it also quickly drew the attention of a handful of well-funded competitors, including Meta, Twitter, and Spotify, all of which replicated the app’s core functionality on their own platforms. Clubhouse has done its best to provide the best live audio experience possible, adding features like and to match and surpass its competitors, but it faces an uphill battle against tech giants.
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