Clubhouse is parting ways with many of its employees and making a strategic shift to try to exist against the tech giants.
The world of startups is a very, very rapidly changing world. Some companies grow at breakneck speed, and sometimes shrink just as fast. Clubhouse had a meteoric rise, to say the least, but the situation today is quite delicate. It is necessary to operate a significant strategic change and this passes, it seems, by a reduction of its payroll.
Clubhouse is laying off many of its employees
Clubhouse has parted ways with a number of its employees, as Bloomberg reports. It is not known precisely how many people are affected, but some employees have voluntarily left the company. Among the most significant departures is that of Nina Gregory, a former programmer at National Public Radio, who had joined the company to lead the news partnership initiatives. Clubhouse also lost its community and international leaders.
“A large number of roles have been eliminated to simplify our team and some collaborators have decided to pursue new opportunities,” a Clubhouse spokesperson told Bloomberg. “We continue to recruit for many positions, including engineering, product and design.”
and makes a strategic change to try to exist against the tech giants
According to the newspaper, these dismissals are part of a vast restructuring project at Clubhouse, the company wishing to completely rethink its growth strategy. Clubhouse had been phenomenally successful in the first year of the pandemic, thanks in part to the fact that an invite was required to use the app. Unfortunately, this cheeky success quickly caught the attention of competitors, including Meta, Twitter, and Spotify, all of which replicated its core functionality in their own platforms. Clubhouse has done its best to deliver the best experience out there, adding features like real-time captioning and high-quality audio streaming to go one better than these, but the battle is up against these tech giants.