Evernote has laid off most of its workers. In a statement shared by SFGate, Bending Spoons, the Milan-based app developer that bought the company in November, said Friday that it has laid off nearly all Evernote employees in the US and Chile. Bending Spoons plans to move most of the company’s remaining operations to Europe. The layoffs come less than six months after the company cut 129 positions at Evernote because the app “hasn’t been profitable for years.” Bending Spoons did not share exactly how many employees were affected by this latest round of layoffs. A scan of LinkedIn revealed several software engineers who have been with Evernote for several years lost their jobs on Friday.
“Our plans for Evernote are just as ambitious: Going forward, a growing, dedicated team based in Europe will continue to take ownership of the Evernote product,” said Bending Spoons CEO Luca Ferrari. SFGate. “This team will also be ideally positioned to leverage the vast expertise and energy of Bending Spoons’ 400-plus employees, many of whom have worked at Evernote full-time since the acquisition.” Ferrari added that Bending Spoons will provide affected employees with 16 weeks of pay, a prorated performance bonus and up to one year of health insurance.
How the company plans to make Evernote successful in a market full of competitors like Notion and Obsidian Ferrari is not said. Whatever Bending Spoons has planned for Evernote, it undeniably marks a low point for what was once one of the more popular note-taking apps you can download and an early darling of the App Store boom. . Evernote enjoyed a valuation of $1 billion at its height, but a lack of focus and buggy software have left the company a shell of itself in recent years.
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