Onefootball Lays off 150 employees


At the Berlin app startup Onefootball there is a mass layoff for the second time within a few weeks.

Founder Lucas von Cranach announced this in an internal statement. Around 150 employees are affected. “We are cutting our global workforce from 470 to 320 employees,” said von Cranach. As recently as December, Onefootball had laid off more than 60 people. The company lost over a third of its employees within a few weeks.

Cranach started Onefootball in 2008. Since then, the startup has developed from one of the first football apps on the iPhone to a global news platform. Users can follow their favorite clubs, see match reports and live broadcasts, and learn about transfer rumors. According to the company, Onefootball currently reaches more than 130 million fans worldwide every month.

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