Tinder Has Cut Workforce By 10%


After making a number of high-profile appointments over the past few months, Tinder has cut its workforce by around 10%.

The Hollywood-based app confirmed that six of their 65-strong team left the company last week.

These layoffs included employees from the marketing and engineering teams.

In an official statement provided to TechCrunch, the company said: “A small number of employees moved on from Tinder last week. This decision was made after carefully reassessing the current needs of the company. We believe these changes are essential as Tinder continues to grow and evolve. We are continually adding world class talent to the Tinder team while remaining conscious of maintaining a nimble organization.”

In March this year, Tinder announced that former eBay exec Chris Payne had replaced co-founder Sean Rad as CEO.

Payne led the North American business for eBay Marketplaces, and was one of eBay’s top executives for over five years.

He has recently been joined at the company by Hugh Williams, another eBay exec who worked on the Marketplace, and is now Tinder’s VP of engineering.

The company also hired Jerry Heinz to head up engineering, who was Amazon’s lead engineer for their cloud-based app streaming service AppStream.