Pebble slays 25% of its workforce, as money is 'pretty tight'

Pebble is having a hard time, with money being 'pretty tight', so it lays off 25% of its workforce.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Mar 24 2016 5:16 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Pebble isn't having a good time right now, with the indie smartwatch maker having issues - so much so that Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told Tech Insider it is cutting 25% of its workforce - or 40 people, this week.

Pebble slays 25% of its workforce, as money is 'pretty tight' | TweakTown.com

The company has said that money is "pretty tight" right now, with the tap slowly being tightened by Silicon Valley venture capitalists. The company has raised $26 million over the last eight months, but the cash isn't flowing quick enough. Migiovsky reiterated that Pebble is here for the long-term, and they have an idea of where wearable technology is headed in the coming 5-10 years.

By early 2015, Pebble had sold over 1 million smartwatches, the month before the company launched its new Time watches - and just before the big Watch unveiling by Apple. Pebble has to convince both consumers and potential investors that it can not only survive in a now much more crowded smartwatch market, but beat the likes of Apple at its own game.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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