The meditation app maker Calm is laying off 20% of its about 400-person staff, the company said on Aug 11.
Calm’s chief executive officer, David Ko, wrote in a memo to employees, “It is especially difficult for a company like ours whose mission is focused on workplace mental health and wellness.”
He said the company would hold “a more in-depth discussion on the future of the business” for remaining staffers on Aug 12.
Calm, which raised money at a US$2bil (RM8.88bil) valuation in 2020, reigned as the No 1 stress-reduction app for at least the last three years through May, according to Data.ai, a mobile analytics firm. The job cuts were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. – Bloomberg