Superpedestrian, Voi among latest micromobility layoffs

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As layoffs sweep through the startup world, the micromobility industry, which has long struggled to be profitable, is suffering. Just a couple of weeks after Bird fired 23% of its staffthe next round of layoffs in the industry will affect Voi and Superpedestrian, according to LinkedIn messages from an ex and current employees.

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“…we are in Voi Technology announced today that we continue to focus more on profitability and aim to reduce head office related costs by 25% from current levels.” — Mattias Hermansson, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO, Voi, posted on LinkedIn on Wednesday. “We are primarily focusing on reducing external costs, but unfortunately this will affect the 35 currently occupied positions associated with the head office (~ 10%).”

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Hermansson went on to say that Voi is in a strong financial position after spending cuts in the first half of the year in response to “changing conditions for capital growth” and “does not expect additional capital raising in the foreseeable future.”

Superpedestrian has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will be cutting the size of its global team by 7%. The company hasn’t confirmed to TechCrunch exactly how many employees match that metric, but on Superpedestrian’s LinkedIn page, which lists a total of 263 employees, the number of layoffs could be somewhere around 18 employees.

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“This is part of the company’s overall effort to reduce our costs and accelerate our path to profitability,” Superpedestrian said in a statement. “We remain committed to providing a high quality service to the cities where we operate our shared scooter fleet.”


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