People have been a tough month for starting up electric scooters.
After Lyft had posted dozens of employees earlier this month in his scooter and bike division, Bird is the latest scooter equipment to cut staff. The information reported on Friday that the company dropped by about 5 percent of its employees, which accounted for just over three dozen employees in total.
A spokesman for e-scooter startup told the redundancy information as part of the company's "Our changing needs, geographical business needs and our annual speech process." As Bird focuses his energies on service centers in local markets, the spokesman said it has " Changing Workforce Needs. "
Bird, a major player in ongoing e-scooter take-over of city streets across the world, saw its valuation double to $ 2 billion in just four months after two funding rounds totaling $ 400 million last summer.
The Wall Street Journal, referring to people who are familiar with the case, reported in December that its ambitious targets for additional funding in hundreds of millions were halted after the interest rate had cooled. Still, Bird was reported in January to raise another $ 300 million round.
The news of layoffs comes as the company tightens the belt and shifts its focus from scaling to "the unit's economy in business," Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden told the information. However, the site noted that the company currently has hundreds of open position listings, many of which are located in the home of its Santa Monica headquarters.
Earlier this month, Lifts scooter and bike division beat down around 50 employees, TechCrunch reported at that time. The layoffs, which accounted for a slim one percent of the company's workforce, had reported that they had hit staff across departments and markets. A spokesman for the company told TechCrunch that the layoffs came as "part of our imagination process."