Cloud Automation Startup SkyKick Implements Workforce Reduction, Letting Go of 140 Employees


Seattle-based cloud automation and migration startup, SkyKick, has recently executed a workforce reduction that resulted in the layoff of 140 employees, with 98 of them located within the United States.

SkyKick focuses on serving Information Technology Services Providers (ITSPs) engaged in assisting small and medium-sized businesses in managing their cloud infrastructure. This includes activities like cloud migration and file management in cloud environments.

Founded by former Microsoft employees Todd Schwartz and Evan Richman 12 years ago, SkyKick has primarily aimed to support ITSPs in enhancing their cloud management capabilities. In 2021, the company successfully raised $130 million to further its endeavors in this sector.

SkyKick’s decision to reduce its workforce comes as a response to current market conditions. The company expressed its commitment to ensuring its partners’ success in the cloud sector over the long term, even as it navigates these changes.

With a previous workforce of over 300 employees, as indicated by LinkedIn, the recent layoffs signify a strategic adjustment by SkyKick to align with its business priorities and the evolving demands of the cloud technology landscape.

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