Zomato, the restaurant-focused startup, may have bit off more than it could chew.
The Indian-headquartered company that claims 11 million customers has done a restructuring today -- apparently internationally, according to sources at the company in Seattle and New York City that Tnooz spoke with anonymously.
The source most likely to have a good estimate said the layoffs affected about "140 people", mainly in the content operation, which handles data management and reviews. All of the teams have been let go, said the source.
Other sources said "about 150" and "about 200" nationwide. So it's not clear.
Calls to the Dallas head office of the US operation were not returned at publication time.
One official we spoke with said, "Expect a statement from Delhi." The Careers page no longer shows job postings for the US.
Founded in 2008, Zomato has had a bumpy couple of months at its headquarters.
In recent months, its chief marketing officer, Rameet Arora, quit after less than a year; its chief product officer, Namita Gupta, left after less than a year; and its senior vice president of growth, Durga Raghunath left after only six months, noted VC Circle recently.
But the overall trend appears to be still upwards. In April, tech company Zomato announced its Series F fund-raising with $50 million. In June, it fully absorbed Urbanspoon, the rival it acquired last winter.
In the meantime, many of its recent hires who had been reviewing restaurants will be at those restaurants tonight for a long night of drinking, it seems.
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