Robinhood introduced it’s decreasing its workers by 23% (round 780 workers). Earlier this 12 months Robinhood laid off 340 workers, which was 9% of its workforce. Staff in operations, advertising and programme administration positions will likely be principally affected by the cuts, the anti-money laundering division will stay intact.
Robinhood CEO and Co-Founder, Vlad Tenev wrote the next in a weblog submit:
“Let me clarify how we arrived at this resolution. Earlier this 12 months, I introduced that we might be letting go of 9% of our workforce and specializing in better value self-discipline all through the group.
“This didn’t go far sufficient. Since that point, we’ve got seen further deterioration of the macro atmosphere, with inflation at 40-year highs accompanied by a broad crypto market crash. This has additional diminished buyer buying and selling exercise and belongings beneath custody.”
Robinhood’s income dropped to $318 million in comparison with $565 million(-44%) in the identical quarter in 2021.
There are speculations that FTX is because of purchase Robinhood. Though Bankman-Fried (which is holding a 7.6% stake in Robinhood) has denied FTX is intending to accumulate Robinhood, workers discount usually takes place throughout acquisitions or partnerhsips.
CoinFLEX, for instance, lately diminished its workers however made it clear that the choice was based mostly on potential acquisition or partnership:
“After we have an effect on the plans across the CoinFLEX Composite distributions (inclusive of rvUSD, fairness and FLEX Coin), we need to be ready, cost-wise, to be sure that we’ve got each probability to be a profitable enterprise which begins by being a leaner enterprise staffing-wise.
“Which means that we, sadly, needed to let go of a big variety of the CoinFLEX staff throughout all departments and geographies. The workers cuts and non-staff prices that we’ve got made will scale back our value base by roughly 50-60%.
“The vast majority of the staff that stay are targeted on product and expertise, which stays the core of our enterprise. We are going to monitor prices to make sure we function as effectively as doable and scale as volumes come again.
“The intention is to stay right-sized for any entity contemplating a possible acquisition of or partnership alternative with CoinFLEX.”
This text was written by Matti Williamson at www.financemagnates.com.