The first signs of future layoffs at startup – Vidak For Congress

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This is our Wednesday show where we focus on a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. As the team is taking a break this week, we’ve decided to replay an old but forward-looking episode from earlier this week. In February, Natasha and Alex asked: What can startups learn from Hopin’s rise, and now the struggle? What about companies that grew like weeds?

Hopin was one of the first tech companies to drop layoffs in 2022; and as we said back then, while it may be a very visible canary, it’s not the only startup that has taken the economic disruptions of COVID-19 to new heights. Tell us how the episode has aged and if you are using team settlement or team correction?

The market is changing. And while Hopin grew rapidly in 2021, many of the companies that thrived during COVID-19 are now adjusting both internal and external expectations. New year, new market.

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