Evernote has laid off most of its workforce. In a statement shared with SFGateBending Spoons, the Milan-based app developer that bought the company last November, said on Friday that it had laid off nearly all of Evernote’s employees in the United States 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 had been “unprofitable for years.” Bending Spoons did not share exactly how many employees were affected by this latest round of layoffs. A scan of LinkedIn reveals some software engineers who had been with Evernote for a few years lost their jobs on Friday.
“Our plans for Evernote are as ambitious as ever: going forward, a growing, dedicated team based in Europe will continue to take ownership of the Evernote product,” said Bending Spoon CEO Luca Ferrari. SFGate. “This team will also be ideally positioned to leverage the extensive expertise and strength of the more than 400 employees at Bending Spoons, many of whom have worked at Evernote full-time since the acquisition.” Ferrari added that Bending Spoons would give affected employees 16 weeks of pay, a prorated performance bonus and up to a year of health insurance.
How the company plans to make Evernote successful in a market filled with competitors like Notion and Obsidian Ferrari didn’t say. Whatever Bending Spoons has planned for Evernote, there’s no doubt that this is yet another low point for what was once one of the more popular note-taking apps you could download and an early darling of the App Store— the boom. Evernote enjoyed a $1 billion valuation at its peak, but a lack of focus and buggy software left the company a shell of itself in recent years.
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