Clubhouse lays off a number of employees amid strategic shift

Clubhouse has laid off some of its employees, Bloomberg † It’s unclear exactly how many employees the company has laid off, but at least some former employees have left voluntarily to pursue opportunities outside of Clubhouse. One of the more talked-about rooms was: , a former National Public Radio editor who joined the company to lead the news partnership initiative. Clubhouse also lost its and leads.

“A handful of roles were eliminated as part of streamlining our team, and a few individuals decided to pursue new opportunities,” a Clubhouse spokesperson said. Bloomberg† “We continue to recruit for many engineering, product and design positions.”

According to the outlet, the layoffs are part of a wider restructuring at Clubhouse as the company rethinks its growth strategy. Clubhouse found in the first year of the pandemic, partly thanks to the fact that you needed an invitation to start using the app. Unfortunately, it also quickly caught the attention of a handful of well-funded competitors, including Meta, Twitter, and Spotify, all of which replicated the app’s core functionality within their own platforms. Clubhouse has done its best to provide the best live audio experience possible, adding features like and to match and surpass its competitors, but it faces an uphill battle against tech giants.

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