January 23, 2020
23andMe has laid off 100 employees across its consumer business, the genomics company confirmed to MobiHealthNews.
This news come amidst disappointing sales numbers, according to CNBC, which first reported the story. In an interview with CNBC’s Chrissy Farr, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki discussed potential factors contributing to what she sees as a market cooldown, top of the list being customers...
May 13, 2019
The Ontario Telemedicine Network, a nonprofit telemedicine company that provides telemedicine services to the provincial government of Ontario, has laid off 44 of its 265 employees in the wake of apparent cuts to government spending with the organization, the CBC reports.
The layoffs are notable, the CBC said, both because Premier Doug Ford previously promised that funding cuts would not lead to...
March 28, 2019
Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated that a billing incident involving Clover Health occurred last year, rather than in 2015. This has been corrected below.
Clover Health, an Alphabet-backed insurtech startup focusing on the Medicare Advantage market, is restructuring its internal teams in an attempt to bring on healthcare insurance and health IT expertise, the result of...
January 17, 2017
Joyable, a San Francisco-based behavioral health technology startup has layed off 20 people (half its staff) and pivoted its business, with plans to refocus on its enterprise emloyee wellness offering rather than the direct-to-consumer business that has been the company's main focus up until now. Fortune broke the news.
"We let a number of talented people and friends go this week," CEO Peter...
March 24, 2016
Smartwatch maker Pebble, one of the first entrants into the space, has laid off 40 employees, or 25 percent of its workforce, the company told Tech Insider yesterday.
Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky cited a decreasing availability of venture funding as the reason for the layoffs, but its hard not to make the connection to increasing competition in the smartwatch market, namely the launch of the Apple...
November 20, 2015
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Jawbone has laid off 60 employees, 15 percent of its workforce, according to a report in TechCrunch. The layoffs extend across the company, but the restructuring includes the closing down of the company's New York City office and downsizing operations in Sunnyvale and Pittsburgh. Jawbone told MobiHealthNews in an email that no further layoffs are planned and issued...