People, became a rough moon for electric startup scooters.
Following the news that Lyft has put its dozens of employees this month on the scooter and bike division the latest scooter outfit to cut staff. Information was reported on Friday that the company closed approximately 5 percent of its employees, which cost a little over three dozen employees altogether.
A spokeswoman for e-scooter startup told Information that layoffs came as part of "our shift needs, geographical business demands and our annual learning process talent. "As Bird focuses on its energy at service centers in local markets, the spokesperson says it has" shifting geographic labor requirements. "
Bird, a major player in the The ongoing e-scooter takeover of city streets around the world, has seen its double-digit valuation of $ 2 billion in just four months following two rounds of funding that exceeded $ 400 million last summer .
The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with this matter, in December that the company's ambitious goals for additional funding to hundreds of millions were stalled after cooling of interest. However, Bird reported in January raising another round of $ 300 million.
News of layoffs came as the company tightened its belt and changed its focus from scaling to "business economics unit," Bird's CEO Travis VanderZanden told the Information. However, the site said the company currently has hundreds of listings for open positions, many of which are located in the home of its Santa Monica headquarters.
Earlier this month, Lyft's scooters and bike division slashed nearly 50 employees, reported TechCrunch on time. The layoffs, which are worth a small percentage of the company's workforce, have reported affected staff in all departments and markets. The company spokeswoman at TechCrunch said that layoffs came as "part of our performance management process."